Readers of a certain age may remember when MacGyver was a show on TV and not just a campy way to refer to tinkering with junk to make neat stuff. Now you can take on the role of MacGyver in the official MacGyver Deadly Descent game. It is unclear if you get to build an ultralight plane out of an old outboard motor, pipes, and a tarp, but there are plenty of puzzles to solve.

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You're out to stop a malicious computer virus in this game, and the only way to do that is to make your way into the top secret D.A.W.N Laboratories. There are six different puzzle categories that involve logic, memory, and (MacGyver's secret weapon) ingenuity. The game also hilariously promises "links to free cheat app for those of weak character."

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The visuals seem about on par with what you'd expect from a basic puzzler. The description says the game was developed with the input of MacGyver creator Lee David Zlotoff. So hopefully it's not just a generic puzzle game with MacGyver pasted in. It's $2.99 and there are no in-app purchases. Yay.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • Joey Heck

    I love the new playboard widget! Game looks interesting...

    • Himmat Singh

      Isn't just the "Appears in a list of..." removed, and the rest the same design wise? There is a template for this on Playboard.

      • Joey Heck

        Specifically, all the links point to the Play Store instead of playboard site (aside from the playboard specific link)

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Looks a bit underwhelming... but does it at least have the original soundtrack?

  • GTA sa android+ Mods= Mola

    Patty and Selma approved this game!!

  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Z が あらわれた!

    "Readers of a certain age"
    That makes me feel old...

  • SuperMario7

    It's a decent puzzle game with no in app purchases, just bought it from Amazon because I have a couple thousand coins to use. I've played a few minutes of it, it's running fine on my Nexus 5, the graphics are nice, they use the Unity engine and everything runs pretty smoothly. The first few puzzles, the ones where you have to reflect lasers by positioning mirrors seem very familiar... sort of like ChuChu Rocket, but I'm sure they've ripped off some other game where they use this exact same puzzle type but I can't remember the name

    I can't comment on whether it uses the soundtrack of the tv show as I've never seen it and don't remember it :)

    Also has anyone heard about when the Uncanny X-Men game is coming out, I think it's just been released on iOS and looks quite excellent with no in app purchases and the promise of free updates, apparently it's coming to Amazon's appstore for Android "next" and Google Play will get it later but I can't find a release date anywhere