Spinzizzle

 
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Neat puzzle game uses gravity; opt-in open chat.

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Ease of play

Controls are very simple. The difficulty gradually increases as you move up from level to level.

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This app gives you the option to connect to the online gaming community, OpenFeint, which features live chat.

This app gives you the option to connect to the online gaming community, OpenFeint, which features live chat and opt-in location-sharing.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Spinzizzle puts a new twist on the match-three subgenre of puzzle games. By spinning the board, a player causes colored balls to drop to the bottom of a wheel, where (hopefully) like-colored balls will touch one another and form a chain. Be aware that this app offers the option to connect to the OpenFeint online gaming community, which features live chat and opt-in location-sharing.

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There are so many match-three puzzle games out there, that new ones need a really imaginative twist or gimmick in order to stand out. SPINZIZZLE stands out. The gameboard is effectively a box of colored balls or marbles. By spinning it, you make those balls inside shift and fall. It's a very new and different way to think about movement -- with real physics at play. Spinzizzle offers a delightfully different experience for puzzle game fans.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:$0.99
Release date:June 20, 2010
Category:Puzzle Games
Publisher:PressOK Entertainment
Version:1.1
Minimum software requirements:iOS 3.1 or later

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