As the saying goes, there's no use crying over spilled milk. Or in Yuri's case, a toppled bucket of water that has unleashed monsters that inhabit the lab where he works. The only real option available in Monster Meltdown, a new puzzle platform game from Ambient Studios, is to put on a spiffy suit that will allow him to teleport around the lab and find those creatures as quickly as possible.
Teleport by pressing on the spot you wish to jump to, or tap on a monster to switch places with them. Not only do you need to avoid lasers and poisonous gas, but in order to get a perfect three star score you will need to complete the level, have the monsters collect all the medals, and finish without going over the teleport usage limit. In other words, it ain't easy!
Quirky and humorous, Monster Meltdown is a game that is easy to get addicted to and one that performs well above expectations. The teleportation device responds quickly, the challenges for each level are reasonable but still complex and will require a moment or two of quiet consideration, and the art is silly but well-done. The hardest part of the game is getting enough stars to unlock the higher levels, but with a steady hand, patience, and good coordination it's possible to get a perfect score. This game is hard to set aside and will be the most enjoyable mental workout you can get without ever having to leave the comfort of your bed.
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.