921186_2jpgArmor Games has released an iPhone version of their popular Flash game Shift that offers a very neat gameplay mechanic.

The game is a puzzle platformer that requires you to run, jump and "shift" your way through levels. Shifting involves flipping yourself around and inverting the screen. It's hard to describe but the first time you do it is one of those "woah" moments.

The iPhone version's controls work very well with left and right on screen buttons. Jumping is accomplished by holding both buttons down and "shift"-ing requires a separate button. The Lite version offers a pretty substantial trial of the full version of the game which only costs $0.99. Meanwhile, you can also play the Flash version of the game here.

Anyone with any interest in puzzlers or platforms needs to give this game a try. The full $0.99 version offers 25 additional iPhone specific levels over the Flash version, which seems to be rather short. A video of the Flash version is available if you must see the game before you try it.

App Store Link: Shift, $0.99, Shift Lite, Free

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  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com mek

    think i will pick this one up, i love Armor Games

  • http://www.mobstarentertainment.com mek

    think i will pick this one up, i love Armor Games

  • dannys95

    I loved the flash version! Must buy it! Hopefully they port other games too.

  • dannys95

    I loved the flash version! Must buy it! Hopefully they port other games too.

  • Anthony

    I just picked it up , reminds me a bit of Exit mixed with N.

  • Anthony

    I just picked it up , reminds me a bit of Exit mixed with N.

  • Mathieu Bonin

    I remember when that game came out on Newgrounds, I made a suggestion to the developer. It was indeed that he should make a version for the iPhone, because the mechanic of the game was perfectly suited for it. The dev even replied saying he was looking into it. I guess he wasn't kidding.

  • Mathieu Bonin

    I remember when that game came out on Newgrounds, I made a suggestion to the developer. It was indeed that he should make a version for the iPhone, because the mechanic of the game was perfectly suited for it. The dev even replied saying he was looking into it. I guess he wasn't kidding.

  • Dudehuge

    This is a very innovative puzzle platformer. I really enjoyed this in Flash. I'd buy it just to support the dev.

  • Dudehuge

    This is a very innovative puzzle platformer. I really enjoyed this in Flash. I'd buy it just to support the dev.

  • Kia

    I'm still waiting on Gemcraft, Armor Games. Come on and port it, you know you want to! It's sooo good, and so deep! Perfect for a portable!

  • Kia

    I'm still waiting on Gemcraft, Armor Games. Come on and port it, you know you want to! It's sooo good, and so deep! Perfect for a portable!

  • http://trylleklovn.net trylleklovn

    Just bought it and its great.

    It's called :shift: however, and not Shift. Almost bought the wrong game.

  • http://trylleklovn.net trylleklovn

    Just bought it and its great.

    It's called :shift: however, and not Shift. Almost bought the wrong game.

  • rasterico

    this looks great, I love platformers with puzzle elements.

    Just a quick question though... Didnt hear any sound on the youtube flash demo does it not have any?

    • http://www.obversemusic.com SaturninSektor

      Yes, there is music in the iphone version.

      This is a great game! It feels like a natural on the iphone with the controls and look/feel.

  • rasterico

    this looks great, I love platformers with puzzle elements.

    Just a quick question though... Didnt hear any sound on the youtube flash demo does it not have any?

    • http://www.obversemusic.com SaturninSektor

      Yes, there is music in the iphone version.

      This is a great game! It feels like a natural on the iphone with the controls and look/feel.

  • http://www.joelsimone.com Joel

    I just watched the video of the Flash version; it looks awesome, and I will likely buy it tonight. Cool concept!

  • http://www.joelsimone.com Joel

    I just watched the video of the Flash version; it looks awesome, and I will likely buy it tonight. Cool concept!

  • Steven Gerrard

    this game is good.. but not as good as my strikes. its there!

  • Steven Gerrard

    this game is good.. but not as good as my strikes. its there!

  • wondeva

    Do you know if the Dev will add new levels?
    25 levels seems pretty little

  • wondeva

    Do you know if the Dev will add new levels?
    25 levels seems pretty little

  • Jareco

    The game is great, but the controls are a mess....

  • Jareco

    The game is great, but the controls are a mess....

  • Dagger2_pt

    Why the game doesn't exist in Europe, Portugal Appstore? Whyyyyyyy? :(((((

    The games looks very cool...

  • Dagger2_pt

    Why the game doesn't exist in Europe, Portugal Appstore? Whyyyyyyy? :(((((

    The games looks very cool...