Welcome to the latest entry in our Bonus Round series, wherein we tell you all about the new Android games of the day that we couldn't get to during our regular news rounds. Consider this a quick update for the dedicated gamers who can't wait for our bi-weekly roundups, and don't want to wade through a whole day's worth of news just to get their pixelated fix. Today we've got no less than three puzzle games with an adventure game chaser. Without further ado:
The Mansion: A Puzzle of Rooms
This Com2Us game is a Nintendo DS port, a series of locked room puzzles set in a world that combines magic and a few steampunk sensibilities. The Mansion has gained quite a few fans in the adventure and puzzle niches since its original release, but the escape story seems like it's primarily window dressing to the gameplay. Mulitplayer is limited to leaderboards.
After receiving top honors at Indiecade and IGF, the legendary Nintendo DS game is back for mobile and better than ever. Puzzle your way through each room and lead the curious Anne to find the secret at the center of a toymaker's beautiful but mysterious mansion. Magic is around every corner, and she can't escape without your help. This game is singleplayer only. If you wish to delete or reinstall, you can use the Com2us Hub data backup/restoration services in Options to save your data.
If you're a dedicated follower of the storied Myst franchise, well, there are probably better things that you can be doing with your time. But if you're also desperate for a story-driven first-person adventure game, then Mosaika will probably satisfy. Between the hand-painted 2D environments, the old-school adventure mechanics, and the built-in hint system (thank you, developers!) there's at least a dollar's worth of entertainment to be had.
The strange feeling you had all day followed you to bed that night. A sudden crash from the next room wakes you from dreams of magical lands, and sets your heart racing in your chest. Sitting bolt upright in bed, the strange feeling returns as your eyes adjust to the darkness, focusing on the odd wooden symbols across the mantel of the fireplace. Almost as if something were calling you... Turning on the lamp, you cautiously get up, moving towards the sound that woke you.
Flux: Flow Puzzle
Flux is your basic sliding box puzzler with a twist. There's no sliding, and it's also kind of low on blocks. The best thing that I can compare it to is probably a zen version of Chu Chu Rocket: your goal is to spin the tiles around to create an unbroken line between the start and the finish, avoiding the various obstacles and gathering stars in between points. Check the video for a better demonstration.
Flux is a minimalistic and simple, but highly addictive puzzle game that will keep you busy for hours. A unique concept that has never been seen before... Complete the flow to finish the level. But be aware. Every block you turn will cost you 1 step. Don't waste too many steps, because you will lose those precious stars you've been working so hard for. There is an almost mind-staggering amount of levels in the game, so get in the flow and start puzzling.
Move: A Brain Shifting Puzzle
Move has an interesting take on the sliding puzzle: every time you swipe, all of your circular pieces move in the same direction. You'll have to use the various greyed-out blocks to stop their movement and get the round pegs to their square holes. It's kind of like a Sokoban game where you move the floor instead of the blocks. Again, textual descriptions really don't do this type of game any favors, so check out the video below.
Move is a free brain shifting puzzle game, in which all the dots move together! The dots always move unless they are blocked. To solve this brain puzzle, move all the dots onto the colored squares. Play through hundreds of free brain shifting puzzles. The puzzles starts off simple and laid back with 3 dots in the same color and move into super challenging and brain shifting puzzles with 5 colors that will move your brain. Are you ready for a serious brain shifting puzzle and evolve your brain? Move dots! solve puzzles! make your brain awesome!
Be sure to check out our gaming coverage from earlier this week:
- [New Game] I, Gladiator Finally Enters The Android Arena With Brutal, Bloody Gameplay (And In-App Purchases) Intact
- [New Game] First-Person Shooter Neon Shadow From Crescent Moon Games Brings Human On Robot Violence To Android
- Transport Tycoon Review: An Easy Ride For Those Who Know Where They're Going, But Newcomers Might Not Enjoy The Trip
- Humble Bundle For Android 7 Launches With Six Android Games, Including The Debut Of 2D Puzzle-Adventure Game Anodyne
- [New Game] BulkyPix's 'Dead Effect' Is Like Dead Trigger Meets Dead Space (Read: Zombies On A Spaceship)
- Angry Birds Go Kart Racer Is A Go For December 11th, And The First Gameplay Video Actually Looks Pretty Good
- [New Game] Star Wars: Tiny Death Star Hits The Play Store, But Only In Australia For Now