When you look at a word like 'infect', it brings to mind the Black Plague, zombie viruses, and a whole mess of disgusting things you would rather not think about. Just add another 'c' in there and you get the brain-training logic puzzle game infeCCt that affects you for the better. You must lead a growing vine through temple ruins so it covers every tile on the board without using the same one twice. Backed by research in cognitive and memory physiology, Handy Games put together 300 levels of mind stimulating challenges that will put your powers of foresight and creative problem solving to the test.
Vines aren't going to cover the floors of ancient dilapidated structures by themselves, so tap and draw lines on the screen and they'll follow right along. You might not have picked the right path in your puzzling quest, so you can delete previous moves by tapping on older sections of the vine. Be conscientious in your moves because you lose points if you undo steps. If you finish quickly, though, you'll earn extra. You only get one chance to get a good outcome (you can't redo stages for a better score), so just take a deep breath and concentrate, one move at a time.
The puzzles in infeCCt are well done and designed with scientific data behind them to be as thought intensive as possible. The timer, however, detracts from the experience by throwing anxious energy on the player to finish fast and precise. While the scoring does show your solving prowess to the world in online high scores, it is unnecessary when the main attractive point of the game is its lack of gimmicky puzzle mechanics and focus on pure logic solutions. These minor distractions do not detract enough from the game to the point where you will want to stop, however. The game is simple to understand, but so demanding that you won't quit until all 300 puzzles are accounted for. It is an ideal casual title for its pick-up-and-playability because you can work your brain out for a few minutes a day and save the rest for another time. Improving your intelligence has never been so much fun!
NOTE: This game was played on an iPod Touch. Game was available in North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.