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Towers: Relaxing Puzzle

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Frequent ads, repetitive levels cut into the chill factor.

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Players should be able to complete levels in the Classic mode of this app fairly quickly, but frequent ads and repetitive levels drain the fun from the title quickly. Towers: Relaxing Puzzle involves tapping vertical block structures so they lay horizontally on a board. If players realize a certain configuration won't work, they can lift the formations they've already placed and try another arrangement. While the structures won't fit everywhere on the board, the correct configurations in Classic mode games aren't too hard to figure out, and they don't get significantly more challenging through at least the first 30 levels. Players will use some logic -- but it doesn't require a ton of critical thinking skills. That could make the app a potential pastime for younger kids. Older kids, though, may prefer the Hard game mode, which features more difficult puzzles.

Aside from occasional design changes, such as an all-white board or a finished puzzle forming the shape of a question mark, the gameplay in both versions generally involves the same thing level after level -- placing block formations on a board -- which may feel a bit monotonous after some time. An additional Opposite mode that involves lifting pieces from the board, instead of pushing them down onto it, might help mix things up -- yet players may not find the individual puzzles much more challenging than the ones in the Classic mode. But in all versions, the amount of ads that are shown is an issue. Commercials for game apps and other items pop up after every few levels, which can be often, since the levels often don't take long to complete. As you progress, longer ads seem to be shown. Even though the app's content could potentially serve as a not-too-taxing way to pass some time, the ad frequency can really disrupt the overall experience -- and may lessen any sense of tranquility or fun players get from trying their hand at one of Towers: Relaxing Puzzle's three game modes.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Mac, Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 24, 2021
  • Category: Puzzle Games
  • Publisher: JOX Development
  • Version: 1.0.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 11.0 or later, a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, or Android 5.0 and up.
  • Last updated: May 24, 2021

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