Disney has pulled a proverbial rabbit out of its hat (or hole?) by surprising us with a timely Alice in Wonderland [App Store] puzzle-platformer to tie-in with the upcoming film release.

Our early impressions from playing through the first few levels are definitely positive, with a range of puzzles providing some fresh if challenging gameplay elements. Alice in Wonderland - An Adventure Beyond The Mirror, the game's full title, pits you in the shoes of Alice who finds herself back in Wonderland on another inane adventure. By tapping on Alice you are able to change between four other characters including the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the March Hare; each with their own abilities to help Alice navigate through the various puzzles you'll encounter each level. The game's write-up and feature list as provided by Disney is as follows:

Play as Alice and solve a series of puzzles with help from the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit and other memorable characters from the movie. Explore a world filled with whimsical settings, optical illusions, challenging puzzles, and formidable adversaries.

Master unique abilities with the help of Alice's friends:

  • Freeze time with the White Rabbit
  • Make objects appear or disappear with the Cheshire Cat
  • Use the power of Telekinesis with the March Hare
  • Transform objects from one world to another with the help of the Mad Hatter
  • Unlock Hidden Objects in Alice's Journal with your GPS, Camera, Photo Library, and by playing the game!
  • 100's of puzzles and challenges to complete

The graphics in Alice in Wonderland are a rich, cell-shaded affair that bring out the child-like madness of Wonderland beautifully. In a way they remind us of the hit multi-platform indie game Braid (most definitely a welcome thing), which is fitting as some of the gameplay elements are very Braid-esque too, with stopping and starting time and objects featuring heavily from the get go.

Our review is still cooking but we'll have it hot out of the oven for you shortly. In the meantime, be sure to check out the Lite version which offers up a brief tutorial level to give you a taste of the gameplay.

App Store Link: Alice in Wonderland - An Adventure Beyond the Mirror, $4.99, Alice in Wonderland Lite, Free.

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  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Hadn't made the Braid connection before -- good catch. It's nice to see a film property that actually has some respect for the platform. It's still early in the full game for me, but so far it has been a standout.

  • http://www.squarezerostudio.com squarezero

    Hadn't made the Braid connection before -- good catch. It's nice to see a film property that actually has some respect for the platform. It's still early in the full game for me, but so far it has been a standout.

  • Robert

    It seems that studios are taking movie themed games seriously these days. What a Nice trend!

  • Robert

    It seems that studios are taking movie themed games seriously these days. What a Nice trend!

  • Howard

    I actually feel a wee bit sorry for studios that make quality licensed games, as they have to fight against decades of negative perception when it comes to movie tie-ins.

    The mention of a Braid type device has me intrigued so I am going to download the lite asap.

  • Howard

    I actually feel a wee bit sorry for studios that make quality licensed games, as they have to fight against decades of negative perception when it comes to movie tie-ins.

    The mention of a Braid type device has me intrigued so I am going to download the lite asap.

  • Johnny82

    I don't see any cell shaded graphics... I will d/l and check it out.

  • Johnny82

    I don't see any cell shaded graphics... I will d/l and check it out.

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    Everone in my house is waiting for this movie to come out. The fab clothes are as creative as the movie itself!

  • http://www.furniturediscount.biz/link.php paekiss

    Everone in my house is waiting for this movie to come out. The fab clothes are as creative as the movie itself!

  • Oliver

    This game is absolutely astounding! finished it last night. Only thing I think compares is Archibald's Adventure. The control scheme is beautifully unique. Geniusly clever puzzle platforming that I have never seen before. Graphics are top notch. Everything about this came is sick. Only complaint is the length. There's a solid amount but I wish it would go on forever. F it, this is hands down the best iPhone game... Well at least top five. Recognize people!!

    • Nadya

      Hello..i read your comment and you mentioned finishing the game!!! I love this game myself but find myself stuck on the level were I'm in the hares house.. If you could give me a few tips it would really help me out thanks...

  • Oliver

    This game is absolutely astounding! finished it last night. Only thing I think compares is Archibald's Adventure. The control scheme is beautifully unique. Geniusly clever puzzle platforming that I have never seen before. Graphics are top notch. Everything about this came is sick. Only complaint is the length. There's a solid amount but I wish it would go on forever. F it, this is hands down the best iPhone game... Well at least top five. Recognize people!!

    • Nadya

      Hello..i read your comment and you mentioned finishing the game!!! I love this game myself but find myself stuck on the level were I'm in the hares house.. If you could give me a few tips it would really help me out thanks...

  • Suzy

    Can anyone help am stuck in the march hares house can find the key but no idea what to do after that !!!

  • Suzy

    Can anyone help am stuck in the march hares house can find the key but no idea what to do after that !!!

  • megs

    how do you pass the part that your in the march hares house and have the key? how do you get out of the room?

  • megs

    how do you pass the part that your in the march hares house and have the key? how do you get out of the room?

  • becky

    hi im really stuck, i am at the mad hatters bit and have key, gone past the spike bit and through mirrior, now i can not move the chest of draws with purple and blue swirls. i tried the rabbit hatter but there is no were to move it too
    please help
    much appreciated

  • becky

    hi im really stuck, i am at the mad hatters bit and have key, gone past the spike bit and through mirrior, now i can not move the chest of draws with purple and blue swirls. i tried the rabbit hatter but there is no were to move it too
    please help
    much appreciated

  • Jenn

    I'm stuck when I first get in the Matt hatter house. How do I pass the vertical moving spiky thing?

  • Jenn

    I'm stuck when I first get in the Matt hatter house. How do I pass the vertical moving spiky thing?