The best mobile games are the ones that make us feel smart, are easy to play in short bursts of time, and look better than a Renaissance painting. IQ Mission from YUMMY Factory is one such game, taking the very recognizable set-up of a brain training game and turning it into a spy-based series of missions around the world. On a quest for pieces of a map, you'll travel from Rapa Nui to London to Monte Carlo, solving a series of themed logic games with difficulty levels ranging from "no duh" to "...HELP!!!".
There are eight cities to visit in IQ Mission, meaning there are eight games to play in all. You can scroll through and choose games as you like, hopping back and forth when one gets too intense to handle. You start with a simple sliding game where you push moai statues across a grid. From there, you can play an Egyptian version of the traffic game, a tangram-style block arranging puzzle, a dice game, a wall building game similar to Slither Link, and a very unusual "copy the picture" puzzle in Paris. The games, while recognizable at their base, are actually quite unique and present a great level of challenge, even for seasoned puzzle solvers.
IQ Mission looks fantastic, with dark and moody games presented by some crazy characters from each location. It's rare to see a serious brain game go for anything beyond a minimal color palette and a crisp Helvetica font, but you'll be pleased as pallium to see the attention to detail and aesthetics here. And beyond the pretty images on your screen, the game itself is filled with 120+ stages that are genuinely challenging to complete. All in all, a fantastic mobile puzzle game you won't regret trying!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPad. 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.