After the huge amount of success and critical acclaim for Mobigame’s Edge [$2.99] (not to mention all of the trademark dispute drama), everyone was curious what game they could release to follow up such a monstrous title. It turned out that game was Cross Fingers [99¢/Lite], a Tangram-style puzzle game that did a fantastic job of utilizing the multi-touch capabilities of Apple’s iOS devices.
Cross Fingers involved completing a series of puzzles by sliding together various pieces into their intended slots to form a complete shape. Some of the harder levels required complex usage of multiple fingers to move each piece to the correct position, often resulting in a fun game of finger Twister on your touch screen. It contained 90 regular levels and an additional 30 master levels, with an endless Arcade mode unlockable as a bonus upon completion of every level. We liked Cross Fingers quite a bit when we reviewed it in November of 2009.
Today, Cross Fingers has received a substantial update which includes a whopping 270 additional levels as well as Game Center leaderboards. It’s also a universal app now, and the graphics have been optimized for the iPad and Retina Display devices in both the full and lite versions.
Despite releasing nearly a year and a half ago, Cross Fingers is still a ton of fun today. It features a clean aesthetic, clever game mechanics, and fun use of multi-touch. Including this latest update, it now tops out at 390 levels plus an endless mode, which is a whole lot of content for the price. And speaking of price, Cross Fingers is also on sale for 99¢ to celebrate the new update. If you enjoy well designed puzzle games, Cross Fingers is a solid choice and you should definitely at least check out the lite version.