I love it when I get to pass on great apps. This time I’m talking about Puzzld! . The exclamation point is part of the app’s name and it deserves to be there, this is a terrific app and there is much to exclaim about. I’ll start off with the illustrated puzzles. They look like actual gorgeous, whimsical, quirky, wooden puzzles. The screenshots don’t really do them justice. Apps like this make me wish I had artistic ability. So the puzzles look great, but how are they to play with and put together? You begin with six puzzles, four are unlocked and two will be unlocked when you complete the first four. Each puzzle features a scene with several puzzle pieces missing. Your child needs to use their finger to move the pieces into their correct spot. When they have completed the puzzle they will earn a star. Now, here is the part that sold me on this app. In the settings you will find a slide that adjusts the difficulty. If it is on the easiest level the pieces are easy to move around the screen and snap into place. But as you increase in difficulty the pieces become more stubborn. If you hold the iPad upright or at an angle the pieces will fall to the bottom of the screen. You may need to move other pieces out the way to get where you need to be. You might need to twist and turn your piece to get it lined up exactly right. In other words, the iPad puzzle pieces behave like real puzzle pieces would. You couldn’t hold a real wooden puzzle upright. What would happen? Exactly what happens on the Puzzld! screen, the pieces would fall out. I love it!
I got a kick out of the two locked puzzles. One is a space puzzle and guess what the pieces do? They float around the screen like they are in outer space. The next puzzle is an underwater scene. At first I couldn’t figure out what was different about this puzzle until I tilted the iPad up. All of the puzzle pieces floated to the top of the water. Well done!
To the Puzzld! developers I say please, please create additional puzzles for Puzzld! You have something wonderful in this app. Thanks for sending it my way.
Puzzld! is only available for the iPad. A lite version is available if you’d like to give it a try for free and see what all my fuss is about.
Price when Reviewed: $1.99
Seller: WindUp Rocket
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.