As we alerted our readers earlier today, Osmos is heading to iPhone and has just appeared to go live in the US App Store. The game is supposed to be largely identical to the iPad version released last month, with some slight tweaking to accommodte the smaller screen of the iPhone, and after spending some time with the game I can confirm this to be true. Osmos plays beautifully on the iPhone, and is an experience that should not be missed. Here are some excerpts from our review of the iPad version, as they sum up the iPhone version as well:

Osmos has a wide variety of different level types, which all revolve around one common theme: Be the biggest. You control a tiny organism called a "mote". By tapping in a direction, you expel mass towards where you tapped, and your mote goes zooming off the other direction. With each tap you lose a little bit of your mass, so it doesn't take long before you're making extremely calculated taps to get exactly where you want to go with minimal loss of size. Your mote can absorb any mote that it smaller than it, but it also can be absorbed by any mote that is larger than it. You can also zoom in or out using a pinching gesture.

Initially levels simply ask you to be the biggest, but it doesn't take long until Osmos throws other level types at you such as levels where everything is orbiting around a central mass and you must carefully expel your own mass to change your orbit to absorb other motes as well as levels that require you to capture a specific mote.

In all, eight different levels types are included, which all have their own unique mechanic centralized around the physics engine powering Osmos. You can even speed up or slow down time by swiping the screen, a function that becomes very handy in later levels when you need time for precise movements. Following the completion of Odyssey mode, arcade mode is unlocked which allows you to play any level type on whatever difficulty level you choose. OpenFeint is even bundled in for tracking the various in-game achievements.

The iPhone version of Osmos includes support for fast app switching and the iPhone 4's Retina Display. The graphics look phenomenal on the iPhone 4, with razor sharp text and extremely crisp in game graphics. Some of the levels have been adjusted for the iPhone screen and create a somewhat different and slightly more difficult experience. If you don't own an iPad and have been curious about Osmos, now is your chance to get in on the fun. The game has received a ridiculous amount of praise for both the Mac/PC and iPad versions, and this new iPhone edition is no different. This is one of those games that must really be experienced by everyone, and can now be enjoyed by iPad and iPhone owners alike.

TouchArcade Rating

  • Mr. Gates

    I will be the first to say it.......

    Booooorrrrrinnnnnggggg !!!!

    More GamePlay and I won't e so cruel

    • Ryan D

      Your such a fail. Learn about the game before you buy it. If you did, you should know it's more of an art/zen kinda game.

      • grammarpolice

        Grammar fail! Go back to school. This game looks boring.

  • Mr. Gates

    I will be the first to say it.......

    Booooorrrrrinnnnnggggg !!!!

    More GamePlay and I won't e so cruel

    • Ryan D

      Your such a fail. Learn about the game before you buy it. If you did, you should know it's more of an art/zen kinda game.

      • grammarpolice

        Grammar fail! Go back to school. This game looks boring.

  • http://www.fx4boutique.com fx4boutique

    What a beautiful game!

  • http://www.fx4boutique.com fx4boutique

    What a beautiful game!

  • http://www.unrealphd.com UnrealPHD

    This is one of the most unique and interesting iphone games I have seen.

  • http://www.unrealphd.com UnrealPHD

    This is one of the most unique and interesting iphone games I have seen.

  • http://www.gofreeapp.com GoFreeApp

    a beautiful game!!!!

  • http://www.gofreeapp.com GoFreeApp

    a beautiful game!!!!

  • Metalbear

    Instantly bought.

    Touch Arcade is my game guru.

    • http://www.a6n.co.uk Artic6

      Totally agree, wicked game and stunning graphics

      Also Mealbear is so right, ToichArcade rule at everything gaming for iPhone and iPad..... Keep up the good work

      • Atheistpaladin

        +1, touch arcade rocks :D

  • Metalbear

    Instantly bought.

    Touch Arcade is my game guru.

    • http://www.a6n.co.uk Artic6

      Totally agree, wicked game and stunning graphics

      Also Mealbear is so right, ToichArcade rule at everything gaming for iPhone and iPad..... Keep up the good work

      • Atheistpaladin

        +1, touch arcade rocks :D

  • http://www.limbicsoftware.com Iman

    I have the iPad version which is amazing, might pick up the iPhone version too. Very beautiful game.

  • http://www.limbicsoftware.com Iman

    I have the iPad version which is amazing, might pick up the iPhone version too. Very beautiful game.

  • Yrogerg212

    Why? Why can't the iPad have ONE game for ourselves? We have nothing that isn't ported to the iPhone. These devs don't need money. No one will buy this on iPhone. Leave it to us iPadders please.

    • Wabaam

      Way to be selfish for no explainable reason.

    • Seemarz

      Yrogerg212: wow, what a d!ckhead you are

      • Yrogerg212

        Sarcasm is a foreign language to some. I thought saying "devs don't need money" and "no one will buy this" would be a tip-off, but... I guess not. Lighten up. :) it was a joke.

      • Birthday Boy

        Play it off.

    • Birthday Boy

      Well, I think everyone kind of gave up on mirrors edge for the iPhone. So you still have that.

    • Zonko

      Actually this was originally a Mac game I believe, so by your logic, it should have stayed on the Mac.

    • Miti96

      If nobody will buy it for the iPhone, you and your iPadders have this game for your own.

    • Guybrush Threepwood

      Elitist much?

    • http://wecangogogo.com Evan

      Zonko's right. It was originally a mac game. I had it before the Ipad was announced! Can't us MAC people have one thing to ourselves??? (A list of ipad only games: Omium, Most games with HD in the title, ETC)

    • wiesse

      Its a great iPad game, but it may be a better fit on the iPhone (if that is possible)

    • Dee

      I have both versions and this is the perfect game to play while waiting at appointments. I'll use my iPad version at home and iPhone for on the go. I won't need to buy anymore games for a long time :)

  • Yrogerg212

    Why? Why can't the iPad have ONE game for ourselves? We have nothing that isn't ported to the iPhone. These devs don't need money. No one will buy this on iPhone. Leave it to us iPadders please.

    • Wabaam

      Way to be selfish for no explainable reason.

    • Seemarz

      Yrogerg212: wow, what a d!ckhead you are

      • Yrogerg212

        Sarcasm is a foreign language to some. I thought saying "devs don't need money" and "no one will buy this" would be a tip-off, but... I guess not. Lighten up. :) it was a joke.

      • Birthday Boy

        Play it off.

    • Birthday Boy

      Well, I think everyone kind of gave up on mirrors edge for the iPhone. So you still have that.

    • Zonko

      Actually this was originally a Mac game I believe, so by your logic, it should have stayed on the Mac.

    • Miti96

      If nobody will buy it for the iPhone, you and your iPadders have this game for your own.

    • Guybrush Threepwood

      Elitist much?

    • http://wecangogogo.com Evan

      Zonko's right. It was originally a mac game. I had it before the Ipad was announced! Can't us MAC people have one thing to ourselves??? (A list of ipad only games: Omium, Most games with HD in the title, ETC)

    • wiesse

      Its a great iPad game, but it may be a better fit on the iPhone (if that is possible)

    • Dee

      I have both versions and this is the perfect game to play while waiting at appointments. I'll use my iPad version at home and iPhone for on the go. I won't need to buy anymore games for a long time :)

  • Septimus

    Should have been made universal. I already have the iPad version and while it is a nice game, it is not worth buying twice.

    I know some of the levels are different, but I am sure they could load different levels dependent on the device.

    • Dee

      So you don't think the game is worth 8 dollars? I do and I actually think this is better than 90 percent of the stuff TA has been posting these days. At least they don't spam the front page with NGMOCO stuff as much.

  • Septimus

    Should have been made universal. I already have the iPad version and while it is a nice game, it is not worth buying twice.

    I know some of the levels are different, but I am sure they could load different levels dependent on the device.

    • Dee

      So you don't think the game is worth 8 dollars? I do and I actually think this is better than 90 percent of the stuff TA has been posting these days. At least they don't spam the front page with NGMOCO stuff as much.

  • http://www.travestiilan.com travesti

    iPhone iPhone is now a very good mechanic, almost everyone has started using the phone turkey v great touch is a phone

    • Yrogerg212

      I don't want to be rude but I have no idea what you are saying.

  • http://www.travestiilan.com travesti

    iPhone iPhone is now a very good mechanic, almost everyone has started using the phone turkey v great touch is a phone

    • Yrogerg212

      I don't want to be rude but I have no idea what you are saying.

  • QuebecRage

    If you are not sure if you'll like the game or not (really not for everyone) download the PC or MAC demo. Personnally, it's not my cup of tea and I'll probably pick it up when the price drops at 99¢

  • QuebecRage

    If you are not sure if you'll like the game or not (really not for everyone) download the PC or MAC demo. Personnally, it's not my cup of tea and I'll probably pick it up when the price drops at 99¢

  • no

    its a boooooring game sooo shit ,overated!

  • no

    its a boooooring game sooo shit ,overated!

  • Johnny

    I didn't care for Eliss at all, and this seems somewhat similar. Will I also not get a lot out of this game?

    • Jaxisam

      U wont get a lot out of this game, IMO. bought it and played 10minutes, booringg

  • Johnny

    I didn't care for Eliss at all, and this seems somewhat similar. Will I also not get a lot out of this game?

    • Jaxisam

      U wont get a lot out of this game, IMO. bought it and played 10minutes, booringg

  • soup

    fantastic game, up there with geo defence !

    not recommended for anyone under 15 or with an iq under 100 mind you

    • hkiphone

      Agree with you on that.
      It's not a fast-twitch action game, so turn away if that's the only thing you want.
      This game is more for those with open minds to experiment with different gameplay styles, and appreciate a calm, almost meditative way of playing.
      Loved how gravity of larger entities can force you into an orbit!

  • soup

    fantastic game, up there with geo defence !

    not recommended for anyone under 15 or with an iq under 100 mind you

    • hkiphone

      Agree with you on that.
      It's not a fast-twitch action game, so turn away if that's the only thing you want.
      This game is more for those with open minds to experiment with different gameplay styles, and appreciate a calm, almost meditative way of playing.
      Loved how gravity of larger entities can force you into an orbit!

  • Land

    I absolutely love this game!

  • Land

    I absolutely love this game!

  • http://www.food.com Bob Food

    G G G G Geek Unit!