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