iTuesday review: Tangled for iPhone

Tangled for iPhone is a puzzle game where the objective is to make it so no lines overlap. The lines are all connected by pegs. When you tap a peg, all the pegs connected to that peg via a line will light up. This gives you a better idea of what lines connect to what pegs. From there you can drag the peg around the screen in an attempt to untangle the lines.

The first few levels are very easy. However, it doesn’t stay that way for long. This game is extremely challenging, and at moments very frustrating. There are 20 rounds, along with 10 additional rounds known as “puzzle pack 1”. I’m not really sure why the puzzle pack levels aren’t just included with the original puzzles – they both came with the game and they are the same format as the original ones. My best guess is that there were probably originally only 20 puzzles included in the game, then 10 more were made available for free via a software update.  You have to complete the rounds in order, however you can go back and forth between the original puzzles and the puzzle pack levels.

Some of the later levels can take a long time to beat, at least for me. One nice thing about the puzzle pack being separate is that if you become frustrated with a level that you can’t beat you can switch it up for a little while and play the puzzle pack levels.  There is also a random button, where you can choose a level difficulty and it will randomly generate a level for you.

Random level at difficulty 10: I can say with 100% confidence I would never be able to beat this

The only real problem I encounter with the game is it froze on me more than a handful of times. While it’s not the type of game where this really results in loss progress it is still very annoying.

Tangled for iPhone is currently available for free in the app store. This is a limited time sale with no information on when it ends. Truth be told, I don’t think I’m the right person to assign a rating to a game like this. The type of person I could see enjoying the game the most would be someone who has the same type of problem solving skills usually associated with mathematics.  Take my CBR breakdown with a grain of salt, and download the game to try for yourself before the price raises back up to $.99.

Final Rating: 7/10

CBR Break Down:
Console Played On: iPhone 4
Approximate Time to Completion: at least a couple hours
Price Bought at: FREE
Current Price: FREE
Recommend Purchase Price: Get it while it’s still free

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