Little White Bear Studios have released their newest game today, Compression HD [Free] -- an all new iPad version of their popular iPhone game Compression [$1.99 / Lite] that we reviewed and gave 4 stars.

In Compression HD, the object is to remove all the hollowed out blocks from each level to move on. Making a match of 3 or more of the same colored block will remove those pieces from the board. You control new pieces falling down from the top with swipes and taps of your finger to move and rotate the pieces as they come down. The controls are very natural and easy to get the hang of, and you'll immediately understand how to control the pieces once you start playing.

A unique feature in Compression HD compared to similar matching games is that the walls will move inwards throughout the level compressing the board, hence the name of the game. For every three pieces that drop, a wall will come in (either the left, right or bottom wall), adding to the strategy involved with making combos in the game. You must complete the level before the board is too small and there's no room left for any new pieces. As you complete levels, the game gets faster and faster the farther you reach. You'll want to last as long as you can and score as many points as possible to compete in the online leader boards. Compression HD is OpenFeint enabled, offering achievements and multiple global scoreboards.


This game has been soaring up the charts today and it is easy to see why, with fun gameplay, cool graphics and great music that suits the game perfectly. You won't want to pass up this excellent iPad title, especially since it's free. The developer has said in our forums that a new mode may show up in Compression HD in the near future in an update.

App Store Link: Compression HD, Free

  • JCat

    Unquestionably one of the best free iPad games yet. Hi Dr. Mario, let me introduce you to the garbage compactor from Star Wars.

  • http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/magazine/16Leviev-t.html leviev

    the ipad is the greatest thing ever to come out!!!

  • Jon

    Why the f*ck is this free on the iPad yey not on the iPhone?

    • http://mattguest.com Matt Guest

      Hmm, maybe it's because they're trying to raise the rank of the iPad version in iTunes?

      I hope you're like 13 years old, otherwise you should understand how these things work, and also why developers enjoy getting paid for their hard work from time to time.

      If you think you'd enjoy the iPhone version then buy it. If you can't bring yourself to pay $1.99 (two freaking dollars, for pete's sake!) for a game then I don't know what to say other than I guess its not for you.

      • Jaleel White

        Burn!

  • robin

    Incredibly boring... quit after like 5 minutes of play because it got really dull... lacks depth.... no wonder its free