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CNET Review - October 28, 2009
Connected instantly reminded me of countless lay-the-pipe-before-the-water-escapes games, until I started playing it.
Connected does involve pipes, but here you're not fighting the clock (or the water). Instead, you merely have to figure out the proper arrangement of preselected pieces, which can be moved but not rotated.
It's a bit like Traffic Jam, but damn if it doesn't manage to be original, challenging, and insidiously addictive. With each level I somehow managed to complete, I told myself, "Just one more."
Add to it an elegant, simple interface and you've got 99 cents extremely well-spent.
Rick Brodia, CNET - Highly Recommended
Connected is a pipetaculous new puzzle game available exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Connected is a simple idea, each puzzle contains a number of pipe pieces, you just have slide them into place to create one continuous pipe. That's it!
Connected has 40 puzzles and we're pretty sure that most of you will be able to solve 39 of them, but we couldn't resist dropping in a disgracefully difficult final puzzle.
If you can complete puzzle 40 let us know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, location, and a screenshot to prove it, and we’ll add you to our Connected hall of fame. (Press the power then home button to take a screen shot)
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Increased the touch area for selecting pieces.
Added links to tell friends about Connected.
If you've enjoyed playing, help us tell others. Select 'levels' then 'more' and tap the icon to help.
I bought this game when it was first released and played the first 10 levels right away. It kind of got lost in my ever increasing queue for a while there, but I finally picked up where I left off...
At first, I thought this would be more of a straightforward jigsaw type puzzle, so I was a little annoyed that the pieces physically blocked one another -- it seemed arbitrarily cumbersome. I didn't realize that this game is actually a very close relative to "Blocked" and its siblings in the "parking lot" family. Ah, now it makes sense!
So, really, Connected is like Blocked with an extra layer of creativity, and at least the perception of added complexity. Connected isn't necessarily more difficult than other parking lot style games, but it's definitely (in my opinion) more engaging. And not to mention really satisfying to complete each level.
I wasn't sure 40 levels would be "enough." But having buzzed through the remaining 30 levels in a couple of days, I think each level was thoughtfully crafted enough that 40 felt just about right.
Graphics are smooth and pleasant. The only thing missing is sounds. Sorry, guys, as much as sounds may have become annoying in a game with constant, repetitive motions, it makes for a complete experience.
Overall, if you're a puzzle fan, go for it. I think you'll be more than satisfied.
(Oh yeah, I guess I made it into the Hall of Fame!)
Ready for a challenge?
This puzzle game at first hand seems like it can be pretty easy. But once you dive into the game you quickly find out that you can not simply move the pieces anywhere and are workin on limited space. Think blue block but with pipes.
The game has a nice tutorial to get you started. The developer has been very responsive to feedback. That in it self is worth supporting. It's rare to speak with a developer willing to consider suggestions.
Grab the game and pass the time. As soon as I started I played until I got stuck and had to put the game down out of frustration.
This is one fantastic puzzle game. It's very relazing and addictive. There's no time limit. Gameplay is excellent. You'll know everything you need in less than a minute, as the game is very simple and well put together. I've used the app with no problems on ipod and iphone. As you progress through the levels, don't get cocky! The final puzzle (no. 40) will bust you right back down to the ground. It's insanely difficult, but well worth the effort. This simple little game is my very favorite.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 17, 2009
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 1.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Rory O'Bryan
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.