iPhone app of the day Much as I love Super Monkey Ball, I'm getting very frustrated by the sudden leap in difficulty that kicks in around Level 7. Yes, level 7 of the first world. On 'easy' level. I know , I know, I suck.
But the truth is that many iPhone gaming situations don't lend themselves to accelerometer-based play. You don't want to be swinging your iPhone arond while pretending to work in a meeting. Trust me.
That's why I'm wasting an inordinate amount of my life playing the puzzle game Enigmo (Pangea software, £5.99 from the App Store).
The concept is very simple: you have to redirect the water droplets that are falling from one pot into another pot, using tools that sit as icons at the side of the screen.
The complexity comes when you start making your way through the 50 levels. You quickly come across complex maps and a variety of tools to use, from drums that make the water droplets bounce, to sponges that soak them up.
I really like the way Enigmo makes the most of multi-touch, allowing you to rotate tools and zoom in and out of the screen. My only real frustration is that the double tap - which should zoom you in and out as it does in safari - actually brings up the pause/quit dialog. Still, that's not going to stop my from playing it when I should be doing something more important... like writing this review. Rating: 4/5
Enigmo is available from the App Store for £5.99/$9.99