Are you into complicated, yet addicting, puzzle games? If so, then QNELL‘s newest iOS release will certainly trigger your attention. The game is called Shuffler and what it does is to provide the player with 2 difficult puzzles per month. And while the first one could be described as acceptable in the end, the second one will be deemed by most as impossible, having an average completion time of few hours. But let’s have a closer look at the features and gameplay of this new puzzle game.
Being optimized for all Apple devices (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) running at least iOS 7.0, Shuffle provides players with a great opportunity to test their strategic moves. It does that by demanding a picture’s recomposing, with the standard games available being Gravity and Gravity 1-X-O. In the standard gameplay mode, Gravity, your purpose is to align the different puzzle pieces to recompose the original image of your choice. But beware, each movement of bricks will trigger the movement of another brick, exactly as the gravity force does. Hence, even if you think you’ve got it from the first time, some extra effort will definitely be required in the end.
The second gameplay mode, namely Gravity 1-X-O, is very difficult as the image pieces get replaced with X and O (and alternatively Y), requiring you to find a certain combination to unlock a part of the image. The process becomes even more awkward when you realize that a brick can’t be moved directly in the center; instead you are supposed to make plenty of alternative moves as to get a piece into its belonging place. Furthermore, once you manage to get the piece (or pieces) of your choice in place, you’ll realize that many others have moved further away from their destination. As a result, once you build on one side deters on the other, forcing you to pay plenty of attention to your future moves.
Fortunately enough, the game comes complete with an autosave system, which allows the player to stop a game mid-way and resume exactly from where it left, all while being able to try the other puzzle in the meantime. All in all, Shuffler is a difficult, yet highly addictive game for the iOS, guaranteeing players not only a share of novelty, but also hours and even days of frustration as the bricks move out of their original place. If you’re a fan of the puzzle and trivia games, then you should certainly go check out Shuffler on the App Store for $0.99.
Rating 4/5 Stars