Mobile Monday №157
Here's a puzzle for you to piece together: how can you help a pack of dogs evade the cops while getting the attention of a girl who won't pay you any mind even though you've got the moon on a string? PROTIP: You'll need two iOS devices to pull that simultaneous feat off!
Jigsaw Mansion 2 (iPhone/iPod Touch, iPad) - Even if you're categorically opposed to jigsaw games, you should take the time to try out Jigsaw Mansion 2. It's a luscious, engaging, and utterly addicting puzzle game that's loaded with extras, and the controls are so buttery smooth you'll wonder why anyone bothers with real-life jigsaw puzzles. Explore a mansion while you complete jigsaw puzzles from portraits scattered about the halls. Simple touch and drag controls allow you to easily move pieces around, and auto-rotate takes some of the hassle out of matching pieces together. An in-game store opens up new puzzles and other possibilities, and you can even make puzzles using your own pictures, which can either be cool or supremely creepy. Also worth noting: the team behind Jigsaw Mansion 2 also created A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda, a superb sidescrolling action platform game for PC! Jigsaw Mansion 2 HD for iPad is also available.
Off the Leash (iPhone/iPod Touch) - The life of a dog is wrought is stress. Take, for example, running from the police, avoiding obstacles, staying away from stationary human folk, and gathering coins and power-ups, all while recruiting as many dogs as you can without stopping even for a moment. Off the Leash is just such a crazy game, utilizing motion controls for a mission-based arcade experience that's, well, completely off the leash. Control a pack of dogs running from the police while you work to go as far as you possibly can, increasing your pack size to gather more power-ups and switching your running formation to creep through difficult obstacles. It's an absolute riot of a game, and once you start completing and seeing new, crazier missions, you'll be absolutely hooked on this gorgeous game. From the same team that brought us the equally-awesome Land-a-Panda!
Boy Loves Girl (universal) - Valentine's Day isn't too far away, so it's time to turn your attention to amorous pursuits. Or, at the very least, play a game that involves an amorous pursuit. In Boy Loves Girl, you're chasing after a lovely lass while quite literally tugging the moon on a string. Swipe the screen to avoid sleeping clouds and other obstacles, all while completing missions that appear over the course of your run. Eventually, you'll catch the girl, but then a new twist is introduced, and you'll head off on another chase entirely. Cute, entertaining, and surprisingly challenging!
NOTE: Games noted as 'universal' have been designed for iPod Touch, iPad, and iPhone devices alike. Any game not listed for iPad will work on the system, but native full screen will not be present. 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.