I Play Phone Games recently released iSnap [App Store] for the iPhone and iPod touch.

iSnap, based on the Mac game Snap, is yet another title subscribing the the "match 3 of a color" formula, but is one of the more unique offerings of the sort.

The player controls a metallic ball tied to the center of the board with an elastic tether.  The game is played by dragging, pulling, and releasing the ball so that it flies up into the air and lands on colored gems arrayed about the board.  Whatever gem the ball lands on is eliminated along with any like-colored gems grouped with it.  Gems are replenished in rows that advance downwards from the top of the board.

iSnap [$0.99, App Store] isn't an earthshaking title, but it's just different enough to make it interesting.

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  • WhySoSerious

    wow! another brick-breaker type game! how original!!! maybe they'll release another sudoku game......or another solitaire game......or another poker game....or another tetris game.....or bejeweled game. lord knows....there aren't enough of these games already on the app store.

    sigh......GET WITH THE PROGRAM DEVELOPERS! make some original damn games!! stop trying to make a quick buck by copying other games and releasing them under different names as if what you just did was soooooo creative.

  • WhySoSerious

    wow! another brick-breaker type game! how original!!! maybe they'll release another sudoku game......or another solitaire game......or another poker game....or another tetris game.....or bejeweled game. lord knows....there aren't enough of these games already on the app store.

    sigh......GET WITH THE PROGRAM DEVELOPERS! make some original damn games!! stop trying to make a quick buck by copying other games and releasing them under different names as if what you just did was soooooo creative.

  • kevlar

    it does make you wonder what the state of the app store is going to be like in 6 months time, its full of multiple versions of the same crap now!!

  • kevlar

    it does make you wonder what the state of the app store is going to be like in 6 months time, its full of multiple versions of the same crap now!!

  • Steve

    Isn't this Snood?

  • Steve

    Isn't this Snood?

  • David

    Another multi-colored puzzle game. All this potential, and developers are convinced that adding a slight "twist" to the same puzzler will generate revenue.

    There's gotta be some better ideas out there.

  • David

    Another multi-colored puzzle game. All this potential, and developers are convinced that adding a slight "twist" to the same puzzler will generate revenue.

    There's gotta be some better ideas out there.

  • Dudehuge

    Oh god when will these Match 3 clones stop! But that's the beauty and ugliness of the Appstore. It's democratic, but as you know not everyone has the same good intentions. Some people will do anything for a quick buck.

  • Dudehuge

    Oh god when will these Match 3 clones stop! But that's the beauty and ugliness of the Appstore. It's democratic, but as you know not everyone has the same good intentions. Some people will do anything for a quick buck.

  • fuzzymath

    The Match 3 clones will stop when people stop buying them.

    I'm not sure why people think the IPhone market place will be much different to the PC market place. Expect more of the same.

  • fuzzymath

    The Match 3 clones will stop when people stop buying them.

    I'm not sure why people think the IPhone market place will be much different to the PC market place. Expect more of the same.

  • http://www.itunesregistry.com mainstreetmark

    To be far, there are some games that are right at home on the iPhone. Galcon, for example.

    All these Match3 games drive me crazy - even on the Mac/PC. I guess anyone who can program with arrays is able to write one of these things.

  • http://www.itunesregistry.com mainstreetmark

    To be far, there are some games that are right at home on the iPhone. Galcon, for example.

    All these Match3 games drive me crazy - even on the Mac/PC. I guess anyone who can program with arrays is able to write one of these things.