450717_3If you're looking for a fun and fast game to test your recollection of mixing primary and secondary colors, Mixt [App Store] should do the trick. Like most good puzzle games, the premise of the game is simple but gets challenging quick.

In Mixt, blobs of colors fall from the top of the screen. They can be controlled by touching and dragging your finger to send them flying in whatever direction you choose. When two blobs collide, if they're the same color, they combine and grow in size. If they're two different colors, they mix together. At the bottom of the screen is a series of colored pools that blobs of corresponding color need to get dropped in to. If you need to break a mixed blob, swiping across one will break it in to the two original blobs that were combined.

Things quickly get difficult as there isn't always a color pool at the bottom of the screen that matches the blobs you're juggling. For instance, sometimes there just won't be a yellow pool and you're forced to mix yellow in to green or orange to match it to a pool. Here is a video showing the game's tutorial, and here is a video of what the game looks like once you're actually playing:

Another game worth considering is Anthropophagy's Stay [App Store], a physics-based balancing game. In Stay, a red shape appears on a beam and touching she screen drops another block to balance the beam from tipping. You want to keep the special red shape, or your "friend" as the game calls it, on the beam for as long as possible.

It's not as simple as it sounds though, because when you touch the screen you have no control over what type of block gets created. You might just get a normal block, a block that pops in to a larger shape, or a block that explodes among others. Surviving any more than a few seconds on the harder difficulty levels usually is just the result of frantic tapping and doing everything you can from dumping all the blocks off the beam.

The developer released this excellent gameplay video that shows exactly what I'm talking about:

Both are relatively simple games but high quality productions so if either of the videos look interesting to you, they are worth considering.

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  • imnotpretending

    Stay looks fun... never actually saw him win one though...

  • kalel39

    Stay is a really fun game. I play it all the time to try and last as long as I can.

    • peter

      too bad no Global High scores ...............yet

  • kalel39

    True, but I dont think this kind of game lends itself to a global leaderboard. Besides, the game is just as fun without that.

    • peter

      What about Mixt ? have you tried it ?

  • kalel39

    I havent tried Mixt yet, but from the video, that style of game should benefit from a leaderboard. If it doesnt have one already.

    • eggzbacon

      It has one.
      Look in the game description

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    Wow. Mixt ist incredible!
    Love this game. Great production and very unique!
    One of the better App Store games.
    There is love in it :)

  • MysteryBiro

    Tried Mixt. It's excellent!

    Really addictive and looks and sounds great too. Definitely recommend it.

  • Mihir

    The action on Mixt looks frenetic...I'm buying this one.

  • sweetpea

    I just picked both of them up. Mixt was really good, but Stay was a BLAST! I'm hooked.

  • wegmans

    I'm just sick of going to TA and seeing this article... um updates preeez!!

    Maybe we need a weekend journalist?

  • http://www.wiglingtonandwenks.com fun games for kids

    Agree with you all. The "Stay" looks fun yet pretty challenging (I think thats make it fun and addictive to the game).

    Who is the player in the Mixt's game video? He must be a damn good gamer (I really enjoyed the video)

    • peter

      Anyone have mixt? The high scores are not working for me :(

  • http://www.uprising-games.com Elton Bird

    Hi, I'm playing the game in the video.

    Just wanted to say thanks to those of you who said such positive things about Mixt. I'm very happy with how the game turned out and I'm glad so many of you seem to like it!

    Peter: I'm not sure what's causing the problem with the high scores you're getting, they seem to be working fine for me? Hopefully it's just a temporary glitch with the AGON system?

    Elton