moonlights screenBonusLevel.org has recently released their quaint little iPhone tower building physics puzzler Moonlights [link] through the App Store.

Moonlights is a tower building game somewhat similar to Tiki Towers and World of Goo. Each level starts off with a simple, initial geometric shape (or shapes) with the objective of adding nodes to each shape in order to build a tower (or towers) to touch the night sky's moon (or moons) for three seconds.  In certain levels, celestial objects stand in the way, and the number of nodes that can be added are limited.  In some instances, earlier nodes can also be removed in order to keep building. Some levels feature bubbles that can be used to levitate simple structures towards the target moon(s).

Touch controls are used to add or remove nodes, and tilt can be used to slide the structure(s) about the screen (or control bubble-assisted ascent).

Moonlights is simple on the surface, but only a brief session with the game reveals it to be a very challenging puzzler.  There's a real "I've got to try it just one more time" draw that makes it hard to put down and a solid value at just $0.99.

Moonlights has been very well received in our forums. See a gameplay preview video for a closer look.

App Store Link: Moonlights, $.99

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  • http://kalmichael.com KaL MichaeL

    Looks a lot like world of Goo?

  • http://kalmichael.com KaL MichaeL

    Looks a lot like world of Goo?

  • http://www.frapstr.com/ Mindfield

    Yeah, it's pretty much a straight-up clone of World of Goo.

    • http://kalmichael.com KaL MichaeL

      Have you played it? Does it play out like World of Goo?

  • http://www.frapstr.com/ Mindfield

    Yeah, it's pretty much a straight-up clone of World of Goo.

    • http://kalmichael.com KaL MichaeL

      Have you played it? Does it play out like World of Goo?

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    I don't really understand what is happening in the video.

  • http://www.GalleyTech.com/ Galley

    I don't really understand what is happening in the video.

  • Jeroen

    I played it yesterday for half an hour or so, and it's ok but nowhere as fun and polished as World of Goo or Tiki Towers.

  • Jeroen

    I played it yesterday for half an hour or so, and it's ok but nowhere as fun and polished as World of Goo or Tiki Towers.

  • ARHB

    So I actually played this game before Towers or Goo. Having now played all three I understand the comparison, but like all three for their merits. Moonlights is the simplest, although sometimes not the most precise in terms of placing nodes. It's a lot of fun, and I got to the 24th level in just over an hour - but have been stuck there for two days - more than enough time to finish Towers and Goo. Can anyone help me out - I just can't break 3 seconds. The 24th level is The Sentinels. (damn red moons)

    • Atm

      If you're stuck on level 24, what you should do is leave a gap between nodes big enough for the red moons (sentinels) to go through.

      • Casey

        Brilliant! I had the bottom sentinel pass through the "beams" which gave me time to build into the moon.

  • ARHB

    So I actually played this game before Towers or Goo. Having now played all three I understand the comparison, but like all three for their merits. Moonlights is the simplest, although sometimes not the most precise in terms of placing nodes. It's a lot of fun, and I got to the 24th level in just over an hour - but have been stuck there for two days - more than enough time to finish Towers and Goo. Can anyone help me out - I just can't break 3 seconds. The 24th level is The Sentinels. (damn red moons)

    • Atm

      If you're stuck on level 24, what you should do is leave a gap between nodes big enough for the red moons (sentinels) to go through.

      • Casey

        Brilliant! I had the bottom sentinel pass through the "beams" which gave me time to build into the moon.

  • batmblenow

    I am stuck at 37, the heart attack level, any ideas???

    • Jesse

      In regards to the heart attack level, you have to put nodes close enough to the planets so that you can place a node on the inside of the planets orbit and build from there, since the planets destroy nodes and don't destroy the bars that connect them.

  • batmblenow

    I am stuck at 37, the heart attack level, any ideas???

    • Jesse

      In regards to the heart attack level, you have to put nodes close enough to the planets so that you can place a node on the inside of the planets orbit and build from there, since the planets destroy nodes and don't destroy the bars that connect them.

  • gboy15

    I need help on level 33 the moving red moon

    • Steve

      I also need help on level 33, lethal path. I think I have to build around the "path" where the moon goes, but I can't get anything built that doesn't eventually get destroyed.

  • gboy15

    I need help on level 33 the moving red moon

    • Steve

      I also need help on level 33, lethal path. I think I have to build around the "path" where the moon goes, but I can't get anything built that doesn't eventually get destroyed.

  • Se

    Gotta make another fishing pole like in a previous level. Try starting from the right side

  • Se

    Gotta make another fishing pole like in a previous level. Try starting from the right side