Puzzlers used to be functional looking and targeted at the logic centres rather than seeking any kind of emotional response. Prune turns all that on its head with its achingly beautiful grown-'em-up gameplay.
Even four entries in, the intricate locked-box puzzles within puzzles of The Room series continues to enthrall. When it's as perfectly executed as The Room: Old Sins, we could happily take several more.
It's not often that you find a puzzler with a rollicking story, but that's precisely what Ticket to Earth provides. At heart it's a block-matching game, but one that adds in compelling RPG elements and glorious comic book visuals.
You don't normally associate puzzlers with rhythm, but that's precisely what ELOH brings to the table. This charming game has you deflecting streams of pips, forming delightful percussive loops along the way.
There are super-punishing puzzlers that make you work for your satisfaction, and then there's Tiny Bubbles - an impossibly welcoming, intuitive bubble popper that practically begs you to play around with its tactile mechanics.
_PRISM may a brief experience, but it's one that will linger in your memory longer after you've finished playing it. It's absolutely stunning, and the chilled music and smart level design really shine.
There are few mobile gamers who haven't had their life ruined by this game. It's all about turning bushes into trees, and houses into churches, and generally trying to crunch as much stuff into a small space as possible.