A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that 4 Elements HD (Full) is a rudimentary puzzle game in which players rearrange a game board filled with colored tiles to create the longest strings of matching-colored tiles possible. In between the puzzle-solving levels, players can read stories about a world filled with fantastical creatures. The entire aesthetic of the game is centered around this fantasy theme and adds cohesion to what would otherwise be an assorted jumble of puzzles. The storyline contains no violence whatsoever, nor is there any other content of concern. It is instead focused on the adventures of trolls, dwarfs, and other associated mythical beings. Users can share high scores via the Game Center social network, but participation is optional
Is it any good?
No one who buys 4 ELEMENTS HD (FULL) should expect a blockbuster experience, since it's a very casual game meant for short bursts of time-killing. The levels will no doubt start to get repetitive for any player who spends more than an hour in a single sitting. It's an easy, comfortable puzzle game that delivers the kind of experience this type of game should. However, there are many games like this that cost less than this one ($5 at the time of this review), and others that are even free. There is a background story to follow, but it is nothing particularly worthwhile or memorable. Though not poor or disappointing in its presentation, you'll want to wait for a good sale to buy 4 Elements HD.