HD Publishing has recently released the iPhone version of Magnetic Joe [App Store] to the App Store. Magnetic Joe started out as a mobile phone game a few years ago and even won Mobile Game FAQS' Best Casual Game of 2006 award.

In an effort to establish themselves on the platform, the developers have released Magnetic Joe for the iPhone as a free game.

Magnetic Joe - iPhone is not a demo, it is a full version game that you can now get for FREE. For free, because we would like to introduce this fabulous title to the proud iPhone owners and then soon bring you the second and the third part as well.

The gameplay is essentially an inertia game in which you most control the path of "Joe" while avoiding the obstacles. But instead of rocket thrusters, you influence the movement by strategically activating Joe's magnetic abilities. Simply tap on the screen to turn it on, and the magnets will do the rest. You have to be strategic, however, to avoid hitting unwanted obstacles (such as spikes).

The game is quite fun and provides 40 levels of play. The graphics are a bit primitive and show their roots as a mobile game, but it's hard to complain for such a fun and free game.

Magnetic Joe 2, of course, is in the works and is expected in April of 2009. It will offer 100 levels, unlockables, 3 game modes, interactive obstacles and an online hall of fame.

This is video of the non-iPhone version of Magnetic Joe, but since it's free you may as well try it out for yourself.

App Store Link: Magnetic Joe, Free.

TouchArcade Rating

  • PG

    It looks really good, but it requires 2.2.1 firmware and I don't have it yet. I'd update. However I have some highscores in games that I don't wanna lose. Can anyone tell me, if I update, I'll lose them?

  • PG

    It looks really good, but it requires 2.2.1 firmware and I don't have it yet. I'd update. However I have some highscores in games that I don't wanna lose. Can anyone tell me, if I update, I'll lose them?

  • Dan

    you wont lose your updates if you update. just back up once, then update. it works perfectly

  • Dan

    you wont lose your updates if you update. just back up once, then update. it works perfectly

  • http://www.talkingfuture.com talkingfuture

    Been playing this all morning, great fun, a bit addictive. Its a complete no brainer as a free download.

  • http://www.talkingfuture.com talkingfuture

    Been playing this all morning, great fun, a bit addictive. Its a complete no brainer as a free download.

  • rich_952000

    Once I quit trying to play it like Rolando, I started trying to play like Rock n' Roll. Then I realized the control setup was like Slotz so it was then playable and it turns out to be a pretty decent concept.

  • rich_952000

    Once I quit trying to play it like Rolando, I started trying to play like Rock n' Roll. Then I realized the control setup was like Slotz so it was then playable and it turns out to be a pretty decent concept.

  • PG

    Dan: You mean highscores (instead updates), right? Well, I'm gonna update my iPod. I hope I won't lose my highscores.

  • PG

    Dan: You mean highscores (instead updates), right? Well, I'm gonna update my iPod. I hope I won't lose my highscores.

  • Eric5h5

    The only thing updating does is update the firmware. It doesn't change anything else. If you update the OS on your computer, does it wipe out all your data? Of course not--same concept.

  • Eric5h5

    The only thing updating does is update the firmware. It doesn't change anything else. If you update the OS on your computer, does it wipe out all your data? Of course not--same concept.

  • TheOnePb

    The gameplay looks fun...
    but the graphics are really bad
    and the game itself is too..

    Save your time

  • TheOnePb

    The gameplay looks fun...
    but the graphics are really bad
    and the game itself is too..

    Save your time

  • Adams Immersive

    Gameplay IS fun. Graphics aren't super-modern, but still worth more than the asking price ;)

  • Adams Immersive

    Gameplay IS fun. Graphics aren't super-modern, but still worth more than the asking price ;)

  • http://zx-10r.net YSR50

    Can anyone explain to me how Apple comes up with an average rating of two and a half stars when the game hasn't receive anything lower than a four star rating?

  • http://zx-10r.net YSR50

    Can anyone explain to me how Apple comes up with an average rating of two and a half stars when the game hasn't receive anything lower than a four star rating?

  • Silverfist

    YSR50 -- my guess is the nonwritten scores given by people deleting from the Touch / iPhone...

  • Silverfist

    YSR50 -- my guess is the nonwritten scores given by people deleting from the Touch / iPhone...

  • Fuzzy Dunlop

    lockup my iphone ..off it goes

  • Fuzzy Dunlop

    lockup my iphone ..off it goes

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