Apple recently created a special section on the App Store to highlight a select group of top-notch puzzle games that are currently on sale. These special App Store sections are great for discovering new games to check out and this one is no different.
Below is Apple’s list of amazing puzzle games with limited time pricing. At full price, they are gems. At their sale prices, they are must-haves! Check this list out to see which ones you don’t already own and grab them before the sale ends on July 17…
This beautiful game is more than eye candy. The puzzles that unfold as you wander around a complex labyrinth will keep your brain churning. As you rotate the building structure, discover new, previously hidden paths to take. Trigger switches to extend bridges, stand on platforms to rotate walkways. Stay out of the way of the Crow People because they won’t stay out of yours. This game is on sale for $1.99, regularly priced at $3.99.
This is the game that started it all. A new genre of puzzle games has crept up in mobile gaming all thanks to the unique mechanics of Threes!. Players try to combine tiles with multiples of three. Numbers combine to make larger ones, but other than one and two, only matching numerals can be combined. For example, two tiles of three make six, but a six and a three cannot be combined. To make the game more complex, new tiles are added each time you move the board and all tiles move in the same direction at once. Good luck getting the high score. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $1.99.
Who would have thought that the future of technology would begin with a mobile game? Draw a doodle on your screen and watch it come to life. However, there is so much more to this game than seeing your squiggles animate. Players draw lines to collect colorful dots while avoiding black ones. The joy is in trying to create a line or shape that crosses over the colored dots without hitting the black ones. Even if you do make a mistake, it is fun to watch your drawings transform into moving images. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $1.99.
I am a big fan of the har.mo.ny series of games. The first one kept me going for months and this sequel is even better with more puzzles, harder challenges, and beautiful new designs. Players must put the colors back into their designated patterns by swapping tiles. Each tile has a required number of moves, represented by dots. Swap tiles with other colors to put them back in place, but be sure you don’t run out of spaces while the tiles have remaining moves or you’ll have to start over. My favorite feature of this sequel is that you can grab completed puzzles to set as your wallpaper. This game is on sale for $1.99, regularly priced at $3.99.
In this retro style puzzle game, players combine discs as quickly as possible before they over-populate the screen. Drag one disc to another, combining as many as possible, until the black hole appears on screen, allowing you to rid space of them. Only matching circles can touch. If yellow runs into pink, chaos ensues. Players must carefully guide the discs into their matching black hole to avoid running into the wrong color. It features three different games, including the original Eliss, called “Odyssey,” a new endless version called “Infinity,” and a new addition called “Spacebox.” This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $2.99.
In this fun puzzle game, players stack people in order to create a bridge from one crystal sculpture to another. One chosen leader holds the lightning staff. When the time is right, strike the staff and drag the lightning across to the next crystal platform. When you’ve drawn the lightning pathway, the rest of the group will walk across it, creating a bridge by connecting to each other. You can make the group swing left or right to attach to a nearby base. The goal is to find the prism prison and rescue your fellow follower. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $1.99.
This incredibly interesting atmospheric puzzle game puts players into an immersive pop up book filled with exquisitely detailed paper craft art. Players unfold the pages of each puzzle and explore the scenery as it changes. Walk along paper landscapes, folding different sections to reveal new pathways. Flip a gap over to reveal a bridge to cross. Different sections of the page reveal different pathways. As you find your way, new sections will become available to fold over. The detailed art is worth the download alone, but the puzzles will keep you coming back for more. This game is on sale for $1.99, regularly priced at $4.99.
Unlock dusty memories in the attic of your mind with this unique puzzle game. Players move one or more raindrops around on the screen in specific directions in order to collect items. The course is filled with blocks that keep you from easily achieving your goal of collecting memories. Raindrops will move across the screen in one direction until an obstacle stops them. Use the objects to line up your next move. As the game progresses, new obstacles and elements are introduced to make the game even harder than before. Try to collect all memories within a certain number of moves. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $2.99.
Cut the Rope: Experiments
When you’ve played Cut the Rope enough times, you start to wonder what it’s all for. Sure, that cute little Om Nom makes you feel good about crunching candies, but cutting ropes can get a bit tedious after a while. In this game, players get to use a mad scientist’s experiments with helping Om Nom get around. It features eight level packs with 200 levels. Similar to all other Cut the Rope games, players must figure out a way to get candy to the hungry creature waiting in the wings. Sure, you’ll still be cutting some ropes, but you’ll also be dealing with wind-power, suction cups, and a whole lot more. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $1.99.
This unique 3-D puzzle game reminds me of The Room Two, in a way. Players are tasked with fixing old wooden toys that are dangling from the ceiling. Spin each section horizontally and vertically until all parts match up. When you’ve completed the puzzle, its paint will refresh and it will look new again, waiting for some unseen baby to enjoy. The reason it reminds me of The Room is that the graphics are hyper-realistic, making you feel like you are really in the room with these toys. The more puzzles you complete, the more complicated the new ones get. There are four chapters with 32 levels to complete. Replay puzzles for new challenges. The sections are reshuffled each time you play. This game is on sale for $1.99, regularly priced at $3.99.
In this cartoonish game, players use a group of imaginative little Boxies to help rescue their friends. Boxies can be trapped inside blocks, or stuck on the wrong side of a wall. Use bombs, teleporters, and portals to save your buddies. Different colored boxes can be passed through with special color portals. However, some blocks require a color bomb in order to change them. Courses are made from a variety of realistic graphic images, like metal, wood, and more. The 3-D rotating graphics give you a wonderful view of every bit of the explosions. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $4.99.
Taijitu: A Game About Balance
In this simple puzzle game, players must think about the importance of color and how to balance life within those colors. The screen is divided into two sections. A number of other colors are resting on the screen, waiting to be rotated to their complimentary color. Rotate the colors by tapping one of the elements. It, along with its polar opposite, will switch sides so the colors balance. The goal is to have different colors on each side so they are evenly distributed. This game is on sale for $0.99, regularly priced at $1.99.
Which one of these great puzzle games will you be downloading?