Teddy Tumble for iPhone, one of the best takes on a maze puzzler I've seen in that its game mechanics are as fun, innovative and addicting as discovering new, faster routes through the maze.
And these fast routes will prove integral to you finishing each level with the maximum score for the ultimate bragging rights on the points leader board. Teddy Tumble is 90 levels of pure app gaming addiction. Perfect for the train, bus or car (if you're a passenger) ride into work, school or just about anywhere.
Unlike most puzzlers that based most of their game mechanics on your basic right, left, up and down directions, Teddy Tumble is omni-directional just like a washing machine would be. The physics are the exact same too. Imaging you're in a washing machine and it's spinning fast. You would assume that you would fly to the outside just like those crazy rides at the fair. You'd be correct too. And on the flip side, if you spin it slow your precious little Teddy will have a chance to fall in certain levels do to the gravity that Mr. Newton discovered years ago.
This physics-based puzzler puts quite the twist on sliding, turning and bumping Teddy through the maze and to the clean clothesline. And it's free for now to download with the option to unlock the full game for $.99. However, simply "like" their Facebook page from within the app to unlock the entire game for free. Of course, it's worth the full price in the first place.
After launching the app, my suggestion is to jump directly into gameplay. One pass through level one and you'll be an expert in how it works, but each level will challenge you in difficulty.
As for the design of the game, the Teddy Tumble reminds me of the little Snuggle Bear from the fabric softener commercials. And like Mr. Snuggles, you'll notice that Teddy Tumbles without lasers, bombs or exploding soap bubbles although that might be a great update for futures versions. But of course, I'm a big fan of that type of blow them up gaming.