iPhoneGlance Rating [rating=4]
If there is ever a great puzzle game then 7 Planets has to be up there with the best of them; forget Connect Four or Solitaire marbles this is a game of logic, cunning and strategy and is a whole heap of fun. The Ziv Zav game that was bought out in the mid-1980s was where 7 Planets was born. I personally never played that game but it was apparently groundbreaking in its day. It is a subtle and irrepressible game that will keep you occupied for ages. I know when you first look at the game it appears to be simple and straightforward and even a little basic but don’t let that fool you. 7 Planets has far more sophistication you might imagine. It is actually rather calming and relaxing.
For those of you who are addicted to puzzle games and strategy then I would say this game really hits the nail on the head. It is a logic puzzle that will bend your mind and there truly are several more of the puzzles in there somewhere that will keep you on your toes. In fact I am willing to bet you will be playing for several hours on end. There are four elements that are captured in a ball. Each colour needs to be in its own row then you unite the seven planets all together.
To get the menu up you have to tap the screen twice and there is Game Center leader board available which allows you to check your score against others. There is also a game play video which must be seen so that you can get the optimum knowledge on how 7 Planets actually works.
Expert mode is added to the recent update, this is handy for those who have got the grasp of 7 Planets and have advanced to higher levels. It also features 11 new achievements and the ability to play in classic mode or expert mode. In expert mode 7 Planets will show up a different board each time you play. This makes for a more challenging experience. 7 Planets works well on the iPhone and iPod Touch but the optimum experience can be played on the iPad. The graphics are great, 7 planets is a great game to play on the train to work.
Title: 7 Planets
Price: £0.69 – $0.99
Developer: Tomislav Puzak