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Scramble Squares: ipad, iPhone and iPod Touch Review

January 25, 2011

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All Scrambled Up

Scramble Squares for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch brings fun games, brain teasers and puzzles together in one exciting combo! Based on the original family puzzle version, these short interactive games are comprised of nine squares that are mixed up and in the wrong spot. The goal of each puzzle is to place the squares in the right location and rotate them until the image is complete. Each square has a smaller image that combines with the other squares to create a more complex and graphic picture. Scramble Squares is a free app that can be downloaded through the app store on the device or through iTunes.

Drag, Drop, Rotate

Scramble Squares can only be played by one player. The player must place each of the nine squares in its correct location by using their finger to drag the puzzle piece across the screen. Simply lift your finger to drop the piece. If you want to rotate the square, you must double tap it.

Puzzled?

If a puzzle is too difficult or a player gets stuck and cannot move forward, you can ask for a hint. But, don’t do this too many times because it will decrease your overall score. Players get scored based on timing and the number of moves it takes to complete a puzzle. The goal is to complete each puzzle as quickly as possible time wise in the least amount of moves.

The Challenge

Scramble Squares is very similar to a real life puzzle, so if you’re not a fan of those, you probably won’t like this much either. But, if you like a challenge and are looking for a short game to play on your iPhone or iPod while you’re riding the bus to school, this could be a real winner for you. The worst part of the game is that you have to pay for additional puzzles. However, the free app comes with one demo, one full puzzle and a Five-Minute Challenge that rewards you with a free puzzle if you are able to win. Only one in ever 5,000 people can complete a Scramble Square puzzle in less than five minutes. Are you ready to step up and accept the challenge?

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