Pomegranate Software’s new twist on the age-old tile game is an truly a gem in the overcrowded App Store. Arcs gameplay is a combination of a tile-sliding quickness and Rubik’s cube difficulty as the goal of the game is to slide the arcs to form a design. The entire app itself is a sweet sigh of simplicity as the app loads in a couple seconds and the menu page of puzzles is very easily browsed with the swipe of a finger.
- Simple but challenging gameplay
- Quick responsive pieces, “arcs”
- 25 challenging puzzles with more to come
- Ability to listen to iPod while playing
- Saves game state when taking a call or leaving the app
- None as of this review
Arcs really delivers on every aspect of the game. First, the graphics are very vibrant as well as being visible to the colorblind. The tiles which you move around are very touch responsive and even when there are many tiles on the screen it is very easy to move only the one that you want. There is no soundtrack of the game which we thought might subtract from the game however after playing the game seeing how the game allows for iPod music in game, there really is no need. One small little sound that annoyed us was the sound of the tiles moving however that is easily remedied by just touching the speaker in the top left corner of the menu.
Arcs gameplay is both simple and challenging. Each level has one space missing which you use to shuffle the pieces around to mirror the diagram in the top corner. The first provides a basic introduction with only eighteen arcs however as you progress through the game there become more intricate designs as well as more arcs to move. (Level 22 has the most at 60 arcs!)
The game truly meets it’s goal of becoming a quick and yet immersive puzzle game. Over all Pomegranate Software really impressed us by their adaption of the tile game as well as the precision and yet simplicity of the game.
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