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Contre Jour

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Beautiful puzzler with unique art style and soundtrack.

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Plenty of apps are fun, but few are truly beautiful. CONTRE JOUR is one of those. From its lush, yet stark, black and white art style to its soothing musical soundtrack, it's a game you will never get tired of looking at. Fortunately, it's also an app whose gameplay will keep you hooked. Borrowing from many familiar titles, Contre Jour is another take on physics-based puzzles. But rather than being just another knock-off like so many others, it instead tips its hat to those iPhone legends and extends on their legacy.

Your blob/hero explores a perilous series of worlds, filled with spikes, carnivorous plants, and some endless falls. Some levels are easy, but some are nail-biters (any one can be skipped, though, if it proves too challenging). It's a game best played on the iPad, if you have that option, given the occasional need to use multitouch, but that's nitpicking. This is an app that could quickly become another must-have for all iDevice owners.

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