Mobile Monday №127
Puzzles! Physics things! Monsters that only have the face of monsters but don't actually do anything monster-like! All this and probably a few more things in the latest edition of Mobile Monday: Android Style!
MicroPuzzle - Logic gates are usually reserved for the highly geek-minded, but with games like SpaceChem, KOHCTPYKTOP: Engineer of the People, and Manufactoria around, that is rapidly changing. MicroPuzzle is a game built around the rules of digital circuits. You are given a number of wires whose input must be matched to the expected output. You have a limited number of circuit transformers to place on the grid, so you have to put them in the right place and in the right order to get everything sorted out. Loads of puzzles to complete, and ample tutorial stages help acclimate you to the knowledge-rich puzzle environment!
Apparatus - Aah, physics and building games. How you help make the days go by faster! Similar to Fantastic Contraption, Apparatus is one of the more free-form construction games that requires you to not only arrange pieces where they need to be, but also to attach, disengage, and rotate things to put them in the proper position. In essence, you're building a complex machine to perform the simple task of moving a ball to the blue bucket. Best of all, sandbox mode allows you to work with your contraptions however you like, all with a smooth touch interface that works extraordinarily well on tablets! The free Apparatus LITE is also available.
A Monster Ate My Homework - The oldest excuse in the book (after the monsters took over and dogs became extinct following the fourth World War), this charming 3D physics puzzle game is all about saving stacks of homework from the nasty (but mostly immobile) monster blocks. Tap the screen to throw a ball at the monsters. Knock them all off without sending your homework tumbling to move on to the next stage. Some of the configurations of monsters/books is daunting, and you'll fail a number of times before finding just the right way to get rid of the bad guys safely.
NOTE: Games listed may not be available outside of North America. Prices are subject to change and are therefore unlisted. Please see the individual game pages for purchasing info. Games have been confirmed to run on Android 2.2 on an HTC Incredible.