If you’ve ever played an old photo hunt game in a bar, pool hall or bowling alley you know they can be terribly addictive. With Photo Spot, Nexx Studio puts that fun right in the palm of your hands. Photo Spot is a puzzle game that challenges your ability to spot the differences in 2 photos. It’s a race against time to figure out what’s different so you can move on to the next level.
iPhone and iPad apps tagged "puzzle games."
PileUp! Candymania: More Fun, Less Filling
PileUp! Candymania (from RealNetworks), a cross between a normal "match three" type of game like Bejeweled and classic Tetris, is certainly the sweetest thing I've seen for the iPhone. There are 60 levels of increasing difficulty in which players manipulate bright, shiny pieces of candy to pile matching pieces together and clear the level.
Zen Bound is Difficult to Describe, Easy to Experience
Categorized as a puzzle game, Zen Bound is unlike any puzzle game I’ve played on the iPhone, or any other platform for that matter. Developed by Secret Exit and published by Chillingo Ltd., Zen Bound unveils one of the most unique apps I have run across.
WordFu: Boggle-based Kung Fu Challenge
If you think you’ve seen it all in the App Store guess again. ngmoco, the makers of hit games like Rolando, Mazefinger and Topple bring WordFu to the App Store. WordFu is a boggle-like game wrapped up in a Kung fu theme.
Beast Brings Retro Monster Crushing to iPhone
Beast, a remake of a 1984 DOS game, seeks to capture some of the retro game love flowing from the App Store. Games like Candy Wars have shown that it isn’t just the console ports that are grabbing all the attention. Unfortunately, Beast is a bit too buggy to live up to the hype. A few freeze-ups while playing the game keep it from living up to the promised potential.
Rotation is the Aim of this Puzzle Game
Ro is a classy-looking, yet simple, puzzler but I just can't get the hang of it. That's not the app's fault. It's just how my brain doesn't work.
Ro, from Roamular, is one of the most innovative apps I've come across in the App Store.
Tower Bloxx Deluxe 3D Stacks Up Repetitious Fun...Kind of
I had never seen the acclaimed PC version of Tower Bloxx by Digital Chocolate so I wasn’t sure what to expect with their iPhone version of the game. With apps like Crazy Penguin Catapult and Chocolate Shop Frenzy under their belt, I was hopeful.
Ancient Frog Game: Meditative or Irritative? This iPhone Game is Definitely NOT Competitive
There is no denying that Ancient Frog is a beautiful puzzle game. One could go so far as to say that playing Ancient Frog is a Zen experience. The question is: do you want Zen in a puzzle game?
FindIT Carnival: A Party in Your Pocket?
If you were ever into things like Where's Waldo? and I Spy, it seems like FindIT Carnival by Granet Entertainment should be right up your alley. It's a great way to work on your powers of observation.
Block Knights: 4 Play Modes add Variety to this Puzzle
Adding the innovation of iPhone's range of motion capabilities to a Tetris-like puzzle format, BitCaper's Block Knights spins, or more appropriately, tilts and dips, into four fun different variations of the classic challenge of arranging predetermined block combinations to form and clear rows of blocks.
reMovem: Takeaway Equals Fun
The reMovem iPhone app by Mundue.net is a puzzle type game that requires you to match up balls of like colors and then tap the screen to remove them. The more you can match up and move at one time the more valuable the score.
MusicNeon: A Melodic, Quirky Puzzle That Intrigues
With its enchanting rewards of music and gifts for negotiating a path, but an infuriating lack of guidance, MusicNeon serves up a delectable digital bite of quirk that may make an Apple user feel like Alice in Wonderland.
Brainy Puzzles: CryptArithm Will Strain Your Brain
Aspiring cryptographers and codebreakers, have I got an app for you! Brainy Puzzles: CryptArithm (the first in a series of "solid, serious and challenging" puzzle games created by Gamecentric) offers over 500 math-based logic puzzles that are sure to get the wheels turning and the brain cells bubbling.
Gemmed! Lite Sparkles in the Match-Three Genre
Gemmed! Lite by Wasted Pixel is an iPhone app that caught me by surprise. When I first got this app, I wasn’t expecting much. I previously played similar match-three games on other phones. I played those games to death and frankly became burned out with these types of puzzle games. As soon as I started Gemmed! Lite I immediately perked up.
Blocked is a Hard, but not Impossible, Puzzle
Blocked is currently the number 1 puzzle game in the App Store. If you’re curious to see how it made its way to the top you’ll be happy to know it’s everything it claims to be. Blocked is an easy to use puzzle game that has you dragging and sliding blocks in every direction across the screen. While this sounds easy enough to do, you’ll hit a few road blocks before you master this game.