Do you love puzzles? Ever since the breakout popularity of Angry Birds, the Apple App Store has been overloaded with different puzzle games, from simple puzzles to physics-based puzzle games. Unfortunately, not every game is made equal, and some of them are just plain outright bad.
This guide will help you find the best iPad puzzle games, whether you want to test your brain by solving Sudoku puzzles over your morning coffee or you are interested in wasting a few minutes waiting in the doctor's office by helping out those angry little birds.
Bubble Ball is one of the top physics-based puzzle games on the iPad. The game play is simple: you place wooden and metal beams in order to guide a dropped ball to the finish line. But while the premise may be simple, actually solving the puzzles can be quite a challenge.
When the Angry Birds get kidnapped and shipped off to Rio, it's up to you to help save them. The sequel of the breakout hit, Angry Birds Rio gives you the same addicicting game play with new scenary, achievements and hidden discoveries. You'll even get a chance to test your metal in Boss fights.
Do you like candy? Who doesn't? Especially monsters. Or, at least the Om Nom, the monster inside a mysteirous package that arrived at your doorstep. And it is up to you to feed the monster the candy it craves by using your rope cutting skills combined with neat effects like reversing gravity. Just look out for the spiders and jagged spikes. Cut the Rope is a mix of physics-based puzzle solving and cute game play.
The Big City Adventure series combines fun puzzle-solving with scavenger hunts where you search for hidden objects. In the New York City edition, you'll find yourself traveling from Central Park to Times Square in a mad dash across Manhatten. Integrated with Facebook and supporting multiplayer game play, Big City Adventure: New York City is great for those who love casual puzzle games.
Mahjong has long been an addicting puzzle game, and it really comes to life with over 50 different beautifully-rendered tilesets in Shanghai Mahjong for the iPad. And with over 200 layouts, you'll have plenty of different puzzles to solve. Shanghai Mahjong also supports the Game Center, so you can show off your best scores to all of your friends. This is definitely a must-have app for Mahjong fans.
No list of great puzzle games would be complete without a version of Sudoku, and CrowdCafe's Sudoku HD will be the best buck ever spent by the Sudoku addicted. The game includes thousands of grid designs, so you won't run out of puzzles anytime soon. It also has a lot of neat features, like the ability to let the iPad solve the puzzle for you.