Smart Mouse's high concept premiss made me smile, it really did. The deal is, you've got to help an escaped lab mouse nab hard to reach pieces of cheese by strategically placing various objects around environments for him to scurry along. Sadly, however, as I breezed through the game's meagre offering of 20 easy peasy challenges, my initial enthusiasm rapidly started to wane.
Based on an award-winning Flash game, Backabit's Ramps has been tweaked and enhanced in all the right places for its iOS debut. And once you spend a little time with this endearingly back-to-basics puzzler, it's not hard to see why almost a million people found themselves hooked on the title's well-observed brand of fast-paced, physics-based problem solving.
Despite the original Tiki Totem's status as something of physics-based puzzle titan on the App Store, selling a staggering 2.5 million copies to date and being held in revere by iCritics everywhere, would you believe I haven't actually played it yet?!. Sacrilege, I know, so I jumped at the chance to get to grips with Spokko Games' eagerly anticipated sequel.
Burrow is the creation of a husband and wife team with no previous programming or application development knowledge. Not that you'd know it, because the game boasts a charming hand-drawn art style and oodles of seriously polished and addictive gameplay.