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Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media
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Unique, challenging puzzle with peril and a splash of blood.

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Ease of Play

Learning how to play is easy. Figuring out how to use that knowledge in order to actually complete these challenging puzzles is less so.


When the character is squished between walls or lands on spikes, he disappears in a burst of bright red blood.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that :Shift: is an intriguing and original puzzle game in which the player helps a man escape from mind-bending mazes. In some, he can be crushed or impaled by obstacles and the game ends with a big burst of red blood.

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Kid, 11 years old August 20, 2010

Shift is a pretty good game. I liked it.

I just completed the game Shift on the Ipod touch, and i enjoyed it! This game has very little blood, and spikes chase you. The game has very interesting situat... Continue reading

Is it any good?

:SHIFT: is an original and intriguing puzzle adventure that asks the player to bend the reality that he or she sees on the screen. The graphics are in sharp black and white, and when the game starts, it's the black that is solid and the white that is negative space. But in order to find the way to the finish line of each maze, the player needs to flip the black and white sections of the screen. It forces players to think in new ways. The game is quite challenging, but rewarding and fun as well.

App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Price: $0.99
  • Release date: September 2, 2009
  • Category: Strategy Games
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • Last updated: August 25, 2016

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