With the overwhelming collection of puzzle apps available a few truly smart and original ones must surely get lost in the shuffle. This is obviously the case with Swipehead by Wizkeit Games and Vive Technologies.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "puzzle games."
Gnome's Treasure Could be a Hidden Gem
A recent release by KenloMobile, Gnome’s Treasure is an adventure puzzle game designed along the lines of Lode Runner. With 40 levels spanning 5 different worlds, Gnome’s Treasure is an extensive mobile platform featuring nice graphics and original sound effects with a few polished touches, but still has a little way to go before winning my heart.
TwentyFour! a Great Workout for Your Brain
Some mind benching challenges await with TwentyFour! - a recent App Store release based on a mathematical card game.
The object is to add, subtract, multiply, or divide a group of four numbers with each other in order to reach 24.
Flipsy FREE Flipping In The Right Direction
Flipsy FREE iPhone app by myNewApps.com is a puzzle game played on a 3d board that allows you to flip and rotate the board in order to line up your colorful puzzle blocks and score points. The board is able to rotate both clockwise and counter-clockwise 90 degrees at a time.
Gyrotate – Line 'em up, and Take 'em out for Endless Fun
Wander through the App Store and you’ll find an ever-increasing list of puzzle games, many of which seem eerily familiar. Like a seven-year itch in December, playing the same old games starts to lack a certain spark.
Alien Axis Turns Puzzle Solving on its Head
Take a small, green alien named Otto, the tilt response of the iPhone and an adventure puzzle with 28 levels to navigate and you get Alien Axis in a nutshell.
Alien Axis requires players to navigate Otto from start to finish while avoiding certain obstacles and interacting with others.
The Inferno Challenges Mind and Soul
The Inferno is an excellent puzzle game that may force you to touch up on your medieval history. While the plot is closer to that of an action/adventure game, it plays more like a typical puzzle game with darker undertones.
Numbers to 1 a Real Puzzler
Numbers to 1 is a logic puzzle game for both the iPhone or the iPod touch that has some enjoyable components, but you must really enjoy number puzzles to enjoy the game. It is a blend of Traffic Jam and basic subtraction that may seem confusing at first, but given a chance, isn't all that bad.
DropZap is Puzzle Action Without Dropping a Dime
DropZap is a new action puzzle game available for iPhone and iPod touch that proves you can still get something good for free. Resembling other block puzzles only slightly, DropZap is set on 7 x 7 grid of squares.
Omini Stones: Fun and Frustration Rolled into One Strategic Puzzle
If you just look at the picture, Omini Stones might be mistaken for another drop in the popular match-three bucket. But that, dear AppCravers, is why you should never judge an app by it's cover.
Storm Attack is Fast Paced Block Blasting Action
The arcade/puzzle genre of match and break brick games is inundated with titles ranging from classic games like Tetris and Break Out to newer games with modern twists. If this genre appeals to you, check out Storm Attack, one of the more recent games available from developer Rhock & Rholl Studios, LLC.
Alien Glyphs: Grab this Rising Star in Memory-based Puzzles
Most memory-matching games don't require a whole lot of strategy, but Alien Glyphs has the little extras that make a game truly polished and fun.
Sparkz: Qix Clone Finds new Generation of Gamers on the iPhone
Sparkz is a puzzle game with a long history. The app is a reproduction of the vintage Mac game Qix, which was in turn based on an earlier arcade game. And while I never played Qix, I hear that Sparkz does an excellent job of porting the popular arcade puzzle to the iPhone platform.
iShuffle Mixes up your Photos for a Classic Puzzle
iShuffle calls themselves a "classic shuffle puzzle game." That's a pretty accurate description. Thankfully GoGoMobile has added just enough features to keep things interesting for more advanced puzzlers while also throwing a bone to new puzzle solvers like me.
It's Raining Droplitz in Tetris-like Puzzle Game for iPhone
The best puzzle games are both strategic and mindless at the same time in my view. Tetris — the best puzzle game of all time — had that something special that enabled you to play it on autopilot while staying mindful of the various techniques required to be successful.