From Disney Mobile, the team behind Where's My Water?, Where's My Mickey? and related spin-offs, Stack Rabbit is an isometric puzzle game that's so adorable it just might melt your face off. Playing as a blocky rabbit searching for food, your job is to steal veggies while avoiding the not-so-watchful eye of Max the guard dog. It's an extraordinarily simple premise that's executed with a lot of style and flair, just the way we like our mobile games!
Swipe the screen to hop across the grid-based garden. Each leap that puts you in contact with a ripe veggie places it on your head. Stack three or more of the same vegetable and they create a match, vanishing to storage and causing the other crops in the garden to grow. Match veggie types in the order and quantity shown on the side of the screen to progress to the next level. You can even deploy power-ups to give you a little bit of an edge, if you need it.
In-app purchases are part of the Stack Rabbit ecosystem, but Disney Mobile seems to be trying out a different pricing structure for this release. Instead of dozens of small purchase options, you have a handful of expensive things to buy, such as power-ups, extra rounds, and storage space increases. There are small purchases you can make during the game, such as continuing a level after failing, which feels like overkill, but it's easy enough to skip over and start the stage again. Stack Rabbit comes with a lot of free content (65 levels, to be exact), and buying things is completely optional.
Beautiful graphics, simple gameplay you'll fall for right away, and a gentle difficulty curve that keeps a perfect balance between puzzle and speed. Stack Rabbit is one easy game to love, even with the heavy-handed in-app purchasing model.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the 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.