Zen Bound® 2 Universal
By Secret Exit Ltd.
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Zen Bound 2 is the sensational sequel to the most critically acclaimed iPhone game ever.
Features & Improvements on the original:
* More beauty, over 100 levels, new gameplay modes with paint bombs
* 45-minute soundtrack from 'Ghost Monkey'
* Universal App: scales perfectly to devices running iOS 4.3 or newer (iPhone 3GS and up)
* Retina Display and Gyro sensor support
* Beautiful graphics (fancy shaders, realistic lighting)
* Game Center achievements
Zen Bound 2 is a meditative puzzle game of wrapping rope around wooden sculptures. It is a tactile game, with a focus on making rope, wood and stone look and feel real and believable. The dusty and soothing atmosphere is a combination of beautiful visuals and a unique down-tempo soundtrack.
All levels from the original Zen Bound are included, all with visual upgrades, some with new gameplay. New levels include the Tree of Tribute, featuring guest stars from independently developed iPhone games.
Awards won by Zen Bound:
Macworld - iPhone Game of the Year
IGF Mobile 2009 - Best iPhone Game
IGF Mobile 2009 - Audio Achievement
IMGA - Excellence in 3D
Best of IGN 2009 - Award for Visual Excellence
Best of IGN 2009 - Award for Excellence in Sound
Pocket Gamer Awards 2010 - Most Innovative Game
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What's New in Version 2.6.0
- Support for the iPhone5 and iOS6
- Minimum requirement now iOS 4.3
(3GS and newer devices supported)
- Highlights our new game: "Eyelord", out now!
Fantastic sequel to the original Zenbound app. Beautiful graphics (retina display, yes!), soothing music, and intuitive user interface. Wrap rope around different wooden objects, tilting the iphone and rotating the screen with your fingers. Touching the wooden objects with the rope causes paint to splat down on the object, covering enough surface with paint to finish the level. A simple enough premise but there is variety in the wooden shapes and paint covering method (random levels of simple wrapping, wrapping around nails, or balls of paint attached to the rope) makes gameplay entertaining.
A creative, soothing, zen inducing game that I highly recommend. I own both the original Zenbound app and bought Zenbound 2 without hesitation. Truly takes advantage of all the great features of the iPhone.
Great, but one frustrating detail
I really wish that the end of the level had a way to confirm that you -purposefully- tied off the rope. Countless times I've had 96% and was about to get 99 or 100 but the rope brushes against the finish nail and ends the level automatically before I actually meant to end the level. When the rope is tied around the nail, there should be a button you hit to end the level, instead of it just happening automatically. Besides that, though, the game is very fun and relaxing.
Near perfect, one flaw
This game is a lot of fun, and a great logical challenge. But it has one flaw: sometimes the rope will tie to the finish nail before you intended. Because scoring and progress toward achievements depends on coverage levels, the game occasionally cheats you out of a progress flower be prematurely ending the game.
As another reviewer suggested, a double tap or button to indicate you are done wrapping would fix this one flaw in an otherwise wonderful game.
One full star deducted because the flaw affects playability.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 23, 2012
- Version: 2.6.0
- Size: 194 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Secret Exit Ltd.
- © 2008 Secret Exit Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.