popperA Clever Twist seems to have hit upon that magic combination of casual gameplay and an interesting mechanic to make a fun new game called Popper! [App Store].

The basic mechanic in the game is to launch a colored pill from the bottom of the screen towards the top. If you manage to hit like-colored pills, those pills match and fall of the screen. You continue this process until you clear the board.

The level structure of the game is also interesting in that it offers some varied gameplay from level to level. Each level carries a different arrangement of pills (circular or horizontal) as well as different uses for the accelerometer. In some levels, the accelerometer controls the aim of your launching pill while in other levels, you control the movement of the other pills. There are 10 levels in all which are played in sequential fashion. Each level is "solved" once you clear the board. The levels do get progressively harder as you progress.

This discrete level progression is unlike most puzzle games and results in a somewhat unsatisfying feeling when the game simply ends after level 10. But local high scores are kept and the speed at which you complete the game increases your score giving you an incentive to try again.

The developer's gameplay video shows some different levels. Note the music does not play during the game itself, just in the title screen.

Overall, a fun game that I ended up spending more time playing then I had intended. In some ways, the game reminds me of Snood and manages to feels right at home on the iPhone.

App Store Link: Popper!, $1.99

TouchArcade Rating

  • Reaver

    I can see all the little kiddies in school behind the shed,

    Mr Mack "What are you lot doing!!!"

    little timmy " Just popping pills sir i swear!"

  • Reaver

    I can see all the little kiddies in school behind the shed,

    Mr Mack "What are you lot doing!!!"

    little timmy " Just popping pills sir i swear!"

  • Reaver

    I can see all the little kiddies in school behind the shed,

    Mr Mack "What are you lot doing!!!"

    little timmy " Just popping pills sir i swear!"

  • http://www.duppsko.com Duppsko

    10 levels and its not free? no thank you.

  • http://www.duppsko.com Duppsko

    10 levels and its not free? no thank you.

  • http://www.duppsko.com Duppsko

    10 levels and its not free? no thank you.

  • Colonel Molerat

    Yes... If this were updated with a 'random/endless' mode, then I'd probably buy it for the bus ride home on a boring work day... But at the moment, it doesn't look like enough.

  • Colonel Molerat

    Yes... If this were updated with a 'random/endless' mode, then I'd probably buy it for the bus ride home on a boring work day... But at the moment, it doesn't look like enough.

  • Colonel Molerat

    Yes... If this were updated with a 'random/endless' mode, then I'd probably buy it for the bus ride home on a boring work day... But at the moment, it doesn't look like enough.

  • arn

    hmm... didn't really think people would see the 10 level thing as such a detriment. I just found it to be a little atypical for this type of game. I don't know if an endless mode would "work" for this game.

    Some of the later levels are actually like endless modes if you aren't good enough and can't eliminate the blocks quickly enough. :)

    arn

  • arn

    hmm... didn't really think people would see the 10 level thing as such a detriment. I just found it to be a little atypical for this type of game. I don't know if an endless mode would "work" for this game.

    Some of the later levels are actually like endless modes if you aren't good enough and can't eliminate the blocks quickly enough. :)

    arn

  • arn

    hmm... didn't really think people would see the 10 level thing as such a detriment. I just found it to be a little atypical for this type of game. I don't know if an endless mode would "work" for this game.

    Some of the later levels are actually like endless modes if you aren't good enough and can't eliminate the blocks quickly enough. :)

    arn

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    hey guys -

    A live version is "in review" with apple - maybe if we all rise up they'll approve it - ??

    :) jen

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    hey guys -

    A live version is "in review" with apple - maybe if we all rise up they'll approve it - ??

    :) jen

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    pardon I meant "lite/free" not live!!

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    pardon I meant "lite/free" not live!!

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    hey guys -

    A live version is "in review" with apple - maybe if we all rise up they'll approve it - ??

    :) jen

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    pardon I meant "lite/free" not live!!

  • Dan

    Yes!! Bring the Lite version!! I definitely will play if I can try it free!

  • Dan

    Yes!! Bring the Lite version!! I definitely will play if I can try it free!

  • Dan

    Yes!! Bring the Lite version!! I definitely will play if I can try it free!

  • http://Www.erikwithak.com erikwithak

    I got this game and it is seriously addicting! The varying levels and different uses of the accelerometer are awesome! I feel like it is totally worth the price. The 10 levels is not an issue. Not at all. Besides it takes a lot of practice to get through the higher levels. You want this game...or maybe u don't if u enjoy doing other things as this will consume u. Haha

  • http://Www.erikwithak.com erikwithak

    I got this game and it is seriously addicting! The varying levels and different uses of the accelerometer are awesome! I feel like it is totally worth the price. The 10 levels is not an issue. Not at all. Besides it takes a lot of practice to get through the higher levels. You want this game...or maybe u don't if u enjoy doing other things as this will consume u. Haha

  • http://Www.erikwithak.com erikwithak

    I got this game and it is seriously addicting! The varying levels and different uses of the accelerometer are awesome! I feel like it is totally worth the price. The 10 levels is not an issue. Not at all. Besides it takes a lot of practice to get through the higher levels. You want this game...or maybe u don't if u enjoy doing other things as this will consume u. Haha

  • Carlos-Sz

    I've bought this game when it was released some days ago.

    It has a nice presentation that includes graphics, sounds, interface and controls.

    Each level presents a slightly different gameplay which makes it interesting.

    However, the 10 levels are short and you can finish the game in less than an hour.

    I wish more content like different game modes that includes the old and good formula: timed, endless (the one that gets harder and harder) and even different difficulty modes.

  • Carlos-Sz

    I've bought this game when it was released some days ago.

    It has a nice presentation that includes graphics, sounds, interface and controls.

    Each level presents a slightly different gameplay which makes it interesting.

    However, the 10 levels are short and you can finish the game in less than an hour.

    I wish more content like different game modes that includes the old and good formula: timed, endless (the one that gets harder and harder) and even different difficulty modes.

  • Carlos-Sz

    I've bought this game when it was released some days ago.

    It has a nice presentation that includes graphics, sounds, interface and controls.

    Each level presents a slightly different gameplay which makes it interesting.

    However, the 10 levels are short and you can finish the game in less than an hour.

    I wish more content like different game modes that includes the old and good formula: timed, endless (the one that gets harder and harder) and even different difficulty modes.

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    @Carlos-Sz thanks for buying! will take your suggestions and add it to v02 wish list!

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    @Carlos-Sz thanks for buying! will take your suggestions and add it to v02 wish list!

  • http://www.aclevertwist.com Jen

    @Carlos-Sz thanks for buying! will take your suggestions and add it to v02 wish list!

  • http://matchstic.com Craig

    Fantastic Game. $1.99 is totally worth the fun I've had with this game.

  • http://matchstic.com Craig

    Fantastic Game. $1.99 is totally worth the fun I've had with this game.

  • http://matchstic.com Craig

    Fantastic Game. $1.99 is totally worth the fun I've had with this game.

  • http://twitter.com/SpaceyG SpaceyG

    My 9-yr. old is nuts about the Popper! game. She said it was now her fave iPhone app game... and she's tested plenty of 'em by now.

  • http://twitter.com/SpaceyG SpaceyG

    My 9-yr. old is nuts about the Popper! game. She said it was now her fave iPhone app game... and she's tested plenty of 'em by now.

  • http://twitter.com/SpaceyG SpaceyG

    My 9-yr. old is nuts about the Popper! game. She said it was now her fave iPhone app game... and she's tested plenty of 'em by now.

  • http://www.popperapp.com kylerollins

    Hi - the Lite / Free game version is now available in the App Store

    http://bit.ly/38MRWK

    Enjoy - and don't forget to join our Facebook page for updates and to have your input on product development!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Popper-iPhoneApp/62227592871?ref=mf

    Get the pay version and compete with me on the leaderboard!

  • http://www.popperapp.com kylerollins

    Hi - the Lite / Free game version is now available in the App Store

    http://bit.ly/38MRWK

    Enjoy - and don't forget to join our Facebook page for updates and to have your input on product development!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Popper-iPhoneApp/62227592871?ref=mf

    Get the pay version and compete with me on the leaderboard!

  • http://www.popperapp.com kylerollins

    Hi - the Lite / Free game version is now available in the App Store

    http://bit.ly/38MRWK

    Enjoy - and don't forget to join our Facebook page for updates and to have your input on product development!

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Popper-iPhoneApp/62227592871?ref=mf

    Get the pay version and compete with me on the leaderboard!