Zen Shift

Zen Shift ($0.99) by Brandon Hamric

This is one of those nice relaxing puzzle games that we like when we are sat in a coffee shop, or waiting for public transport. The aim is fairly simple, but it certainly isn’t as simple to finish some of the levels. I got as far as level 40 and got stuck (there is over 100 levels….) Through the game there is special new blocks that are introduced (around one per twenty levels) that provide a good twist, otherwise I think you would get easily bored.

I think that this game has a fair bit of potential, but I also think that after a while it will get boring, as the levels seem to get same-y. I think some new types of blocks that have different effects would make it more interesting, to avoid the levels dragging on. It would also be nice if you could skip levels that you get stuck on, as I was stuck on certain levels (to the point that someone else did it for me) and just wished that I could skip it. I think that once you’ve completed all the levels in the moves allowed you will never touch the app again.

The design of the game is nice, it runs well with no problems like crashing, and the menus are well designed. I like the graphics of the game, whilst they are simple they look good. For $0.99 this game is good value for money, after all its only $0.009 per level, which is a tiny amount. And if you like puzzle games then this game is worth getting. It will keep you busy for quite a long amount of time.


Fun Simple and Fun Gameplay
Sound & Graphics Relaxing Sound
Controls Easy To Play
Replay Value Unlikely To Replay
Overall Nice, But Gets Boring
App Name: Zen Shift (iTunes)
Version: 1.1
Price as of this writing: $0.99. A free version of this app is not available at this time.
iTunes category: Games
Available on: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Developer: Brandon Hamric
Device & iOS used for review: iPhone 3G, iOS 4.01

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