901973Candystand.com was launched all the way back in 1997 as the very first advertisement-oriented flash gaming portal on the internet and since then they've been consistently pumping out high quality free browser-based games. Their current #1 flash game, Electric Box [App Store] recently made the jump from the browser to the iPhone and provides a nearly identical gameplay experience to the original.

The premise of the game couldn't be more simple, all you have to do is get the power from the source to the target and included is a vast array of different objects that make up the pieces of the puzzle for each level. For instance, to bridge the gap between the source and the target in the first level you need to place a light bulb on the wire coming off the source, and solar panel on the wire coming from the target. The difficulty of the game rapidly ramps up, and pretty soon you need to be managing different solar, laser, steam, and wind power transmitters and receivers.

901973_5

The one thing that would be really nice to have in Electric Box is some kind of hint system. The solutions for each level are available online, but I'd rather just get a nudge in the right direction instead of having the whole puzzle spoiled. I enjoy difficult puzzle games, and a few of the higher levels have left me stumped for quite some time before having some massive epiphany as I realize how it all goes together, but I'm not sure everyone has this same preference.

901973_3While there is no lite version, the game is fully playable in a browser on Candystand.com featuring the first 15 levels (compared to the 50 found in the iPhone game) and the ability to create, share, and play user-created levels.

I've been having a great time with Electric Box, and could easily see myself playing through all the included levels, provided I don't hit some massive brick wall and find myself eternally baffled with a puzzle. I recommend trying the flash game if nothing else, if you find yourself enjoying it, pick up Electric Box for the iPhone to play the same great game on the go.

It would be really cool in the future to be able to have the same user-created level functionality in the iPhone version, but either way, for a buck, you can't really go wrong.

App Store Link: Electric Box, 99¢

TouchArcade Rating

  • russiaone

    what the hell, man! Is this Spider or what?

  • russiaone

    what the hell, man! Is this Spider or what?

  • mrkgoo

    A neat little game. The levels take a bit of a slump after 15, picke up for a few around 30, drops off again, but closes well. Nice presentation.

  • mrkgoo

    A neat little game. The levels take a bit of a slump after 15, picke up for a few around 30, drops off again, but closes well. Nice presentation.

  • tarkognut

    Great review -- you convinced me to buy! I checked out the web version AFTER I played this for a while. I hadn't been to CandyStand since I was like 14 -- they've grown up pretty nicely, I have to say!

    I agree, bringing the user-created levels to the iPhone seems like a no-brainer. I'm guessing we'll see a bunch of CandyStand games make their way over to the app store. If they bring Minigolf, I swear I will pee my pants.

  • tarkognut

    Great review -- you convinced me to buy! I checked out the web version AFTER I played this for a while. I hadn't been to CandyStand since I was like 14 -- they've grown up pretty nicely, I have to say!

    I agree, bringing the user-created levels to the iPhone seems like a no-brainer. I'm guessing we'll see a bunch of CandyStand games make their way over to the app store. If they bring Minigolf, I swear I will pee my pants.

  • http://www.tootlegames.com Graham

    Shame it's not drawn isometrically like the title screen as that looks really nice. (I presume anyway based on the other screenshots, I haven't bought this yet)

  • http://www.tootlegames.com Graham

    Shame it's not drawn isometrically like the title screen as that looks really nice. (I presume anyway based on the other screenshots, I haven't bought this yet)

  • KYUSS

    Buy it, its sooooooo adictive, and satisfying.

  • KYUSS

    Buy it, its sooooooo adictive, and satisfying.

  • MEEEE

    guys, how do i do level 26?

  • MEEEE

    guys, how do i do level 26?

  • Me

    I really think level 26 is impossible!!! Has anyone found a solution?

  • Me

    I really think level 26 is impossible!!! Has anyone found a solution?

  • Me

    WOW just found the solution to level 26! Beatiful! There's a trick that never was user before! Pretty tricky to find the use for the robot there, but keep trying, I won't spoil it!

  • Me

    WOW just found the solution to level 26! Beatiful! There's a trick that never was user before! Pretty tricky to find the use for the robot there, but keep trying, I won't spoil it!

  • Metoo

    Level 27 has me stumped and I can't find a solution anywhere.
    Any one?
    First time I've given up on a level.

  • Metoo

    Level 27 has me stumped and I can't find a solution anywhere.
    Any one?
    First time I've given up on a level.

  • you

    me, give me a hint for the robot in level 26!

  • you

    me, give me a hint for the robot in level 26!

  • you

    nevermind, i figured it out. it is a tricky use :)

  • you

    nevermind, i figured it out. it is a tricky use :)

  • meee three

    Can i have a hint on the robot use, pleeeease???

  • meee three

    Can i have a hint on the robot use, pleeeease???

  • Breedle

    The posted solution on Candystand's website for level 27 is wrong (i was desperate!). The mirror cannot be placed on top of the bomb as the solution suggests! Can anyone get me through this level? Thanks

  • Breedle

    The posted solution on Candystand's website for level 27 is wrong (i was desperate!). The mirror cannot be placed on top of the bomb as the solution suggests! Can anyone get me through this level? Thanks

  • beast#3

    WOW I FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT I WAS STUCK ON 26 but I got I now!!
    kinda cool trick

  • beast#3

    WOW I FEEL LIKE AN IDIOT I WAS STUCK ON 26 but I got I now!!
    kinda cool trick

  • Robert

    Has anyone found a solution to level 64 on the iPhone? This one has been hurting my brain.

    • http://twitter.com/zilch .zilch°

      i'm also stuck at that level, can't find a solution till today

  • Robert

    Has anyone found a solution to level 64 on the iPhone? This one has been hurting my brain.

  • kara

    Anyone have a hint where to put the bot on level 26? it's killing me!

  • kara

    Anyone have a hint where to put the bot on level 26? it's killing me!

  • Michele

    Need level 27 tip, please!!!!!!!

  • Michele

    Need level 27 tip, please!!!!!!!

  • GretzkyMVP

    I would love a hint for level 32....stumped...

    I get get everything flowing but I havent used the cart and I need to kill power from the water tank.

    Of course my whole setup could be wrong. LOL

    seriously help me help me!

  • GretzkyMVP

    I would love a hint for level 32....stumped...

    I get get everything flowing but I havent used the cart and I need to kill power from the water tank.

    Of course my whole setup could be wrong. LOL

    seriously help me help me!

  • chrpin

    To complete Level 32 you have to use the bot on the far right wire two points down facing to the left. Once the balls do their thing the bot will move to the final point on the first down string and pause there until it gets more power, then it will move to the left edge of the screen where it will intercept the water falling and so cut the power. Took me all weekend to solve this level!!! Will have a look at 38 when I get there.

    • Mail4lifesigns

      OMG... thank you ASH. I thought I would never figure 32 out!!! That did it.

  • chrpin

    To complete Level 32 you have to use the bot on the far right wire two points down facing to the left. Once the balls do their thing the bot will move to the final point on the first down string and pause there until it gets more power, then it will move to the left edge of the screen where it will intercept the water falling and so cut the power. Took me all weekend to solve this level!!! Will have a look at 38 when I get there.

  • Ash

    Nice game but stuck on level 42 can anyone help pleeeeaaassse it doing my head in been trying the level for days.

  • Ash

    Nice game but stuck on level 42 can anyone help pleeeeaaassse it doing my head in been trying the level for days.

  • Sagi

    Level 32 has a bug and I can't get through. I wonder how the others have done it. I am trying the bot to move from the rightmost wire to the left to stop water supply. There is nothing blocking it (the balls have all passed by then) but the bot stops in the middle of nowhere.

    I thought it thru just fine but now this is bugging me real bad

  • Sagi

    Level 32 has a bug and I can't get through. I wonder how the others have done it. I am trying the bot to move from the rightmost wire to the left to stop water supply. There is nothing blocking it (the balls have all passed by then) but the bot stops in the middle of nowhere.

    I thought it thru just fine but now this is bugging me real bad

  • Sagi

    Phew, I have solved it with another approach but th bug is still there

    • Geo

      What's the approach?! Help.
      I've been stuck for 3 days on this one.

    • Hasel_Kodos

      LEVEL 32????????????????' PLEASE

  • Sagi

    Phew, I have solved it with another approach but th bug is still there

  • Me

    On level 26 the bot blocks the flow of water, this turns off the current and turns on the light

  • Tippie 1177

    Level 38 HELP!!!!!!!!

  • Hasel_kodos

    LEVEL 32????????????????' PLEASE

    • Rocksiffredi

      Please a pic of level 32 it's been 3 weeks now going crazy Gota be something missing