Posted June 28, 2010 9:06am


4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $4.99
  • SOUND: 4
  • CONTROL: 4
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: A challenging puzzle game meant to free your mind

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There are plenty of puzzle games in the App Store and I have covered a great deal of them in my time reviewing. But with a whole new device out on the market, it seems the genre will not be exhausted any time soon. Mental Block is an app for the iPad that offers very familiar gameplay, similar to many other puzzle apps. But something that I think is unique to this app is it’s subtle humor in the level hints and it sometimes extremely challenging puzzles.

The app uses gravity, physics, and some interesting setups to challenge your problem solving skills. Essentially the way to play the game is to keep the green blocks safe and unmoving while removing all of the red blocks. As easy as it sounds, there are some really tough challenges. The graphics in the game look great although the constant tv fuzz can sometimes get annoying and I really wish there was an option to shut it off.

The app has plenty of levels to play through with some of them taking quite a few tries to get through. If you are a big puzzle fan and want to try some quality titles on your iPad, check this app out.

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