If you’re looking to flex your brain muscles then Tetrapped is a game you should check out. In this game you’ve got 6 x 6, 7 x 7, and 8 x 8 board puzzles filled with tetromino pieces. Your mission, strategically slide the pieces around until you’ve fit the proper piece in shadowed area. These simple looking puzzles pack a mean punch and require the utmost concentration and a steel curtain of patience.
Created by Yorksoft, Tetrapped has a rather simple looking graphics. It’s doodle-esque theme gives the impression that the puzzles are a bit elementary. I’m a fan of strategy puzzles such as these so I cracked my knuckles and had at it. It took me a while to get in the groove, but it wasn’t long before I was ripping my way through the 6 x 6 puzzles. For beginners these puzzles can be a bit challenging, but experienced players will likely blow right through most of the 100 6 x 6 puzzles in 45 minutes to an hour.
Obviously the difficulty increases as the size of the puzzles increase. 7 x7′s aren’t too bad, 8 x 8′s are a bit trickier. Altogether there are 300 puzzles to solve, 100 for each grid size. I’ve gotten through a bunch of the puzzles so far, but still have over 100 left to solve. Tetrapped easily provides ultra experienced puzzle solvers with 3-4 hours worth of continuous and fairly intense puzzle solving goodness. Less experienced puzzle solvers could easily get 40 or more hours worth of brain teasing enjoyment out of this app. Given it’s $0.99 price point that’s good value.
Overall I enjoyed Tetrapped. I’m always game for a good puzzle solver. I don’t feel like Tetrapped is all that unique of a puzzler. I’ve played many that feel very similar, have better options and effects, and more puzzles. However, those other games typically are a bit more expensive, falling somewhere in the $1.99 and up realm. For what you get I feel like Tetrapped offers a nice amount of game-play, respectable graphics and sounds, and will without a doubt keep many of you busy and frustrated for many hours at a time.
Version Reviewed: 1.0.1
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad; iPhone OS 3.0 or later
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