Puzzle games have been a great hit on both the iPhone and iPod touch due to their easy pick up and play, yet challenging experiences. Publisher X keeps this trend live by releasing another easy pick up and play,addicting, yet well diverse realistic physics game called “Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets”.
Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets is an addictive physics-based puzzle game that takes players into a world where anything is possible! Build catapults, automated vehicles, and even create ball busting battering rams as you traverse the tricky terrain and navigate through wild obstacles all in an attempt to move the Goalon into the endzone. Each level has an infinite amount of solutions, so get ready to use your brain to create your own strategic approach to each challenge!
Complete 44 levels by taking control of a variety of tools and parts to construct the most magnificent Gizmos to ever hit the iPhone. With realistic physics and gravity, stunning graphics, an intuitive drag-and-drop control system and brain-bending challenges, Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets inspires creativity and will have you struggling to put the game down!
Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets features:
* 44 challenging levels, each with an infinite number of possible solutions
* A variety of environmental objects, including explosive cannons, powerful fans, rumbling conveyors, and more
* A helpful tutorial and hint system that teaches you how to be a physics whiz
* A Share feature that allows you to save and email your favorite Gizmos to your friends
* Beautifully stylized visuals
* Groovy, foot-tappin’ soundtrack
Let’s get in to the TQ review:
Controls: Much like many iPhone games, if not accustomed to touch screen/sensitive controls, there will be a small learning curve. If already a pro at the iPhone games, then there is nothing new to learn. Strait forward controls in which the pinch movement is key to the game controls.
Graphics: Colorful, easy on the eyes, (specially if playing late night), and crisp look. The game is not graphically intense to begin with, but it does have some nice looking environments, and items that make it feel like a well polished game.
Sound: Simple, clear, well put together music that stayed with in the flow of the game. Louder and more intense collision sounds would of been a nice addition to the game.
Replay Value/Story: The game only has 44 levels, but with that said, it is perfect for your travels from or to work, school, trips, or bathroom breaks. On one long sit down, you can get through most of the game, but you can always go back and replay levels by trying to complete them with a different solution. The puzzles can get very challenging, but the best thing about it, is that the game helps you when you need them the most, when you can no longer take it, or you feel like throwing the iPhone out the window by giving you the option to choose a little or bigger hint. The best feeling when playing this game is when you are almost at the point, when you feel you will succeed , and you press that Play button to watch your creation and engineering skills put to the test.
Wishes or Changes: Un-lockable maps, more music, and sounds affects.
TQ bottom line Michela Rating: A nice pick up and play Puzzle game that will have you coming back for more. A strait definition of “fun on the go” type of games for the iPhone and iPod touch.
4 out 5 Michelas
Developed by The Method, Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets is available through the App Store for $4.99. To learn more about the game, please visit the official Magnificent Gizmos & Gadgets website at: www.magnificentgizmosandgadgets.com.