After not coming out in December 2014 (as was the original plan), iPad puzzler Super Looper will be tying us in knots on January 4th 2015.

It's a tricky puzzler about recreating mystic Celtic knots. You're given a tiled grid full of knot pieces that you slide and rotate to create a specific knot across its 100 levels.

But, after having spent a few minutes with it, it's clear that this is much easier said than done.

You're hit with a variety of challenges, ranging from speed puzzles with a timer, competing against thieving birds, and dealing with tile-swapping magnets.

Tangled up

The standard level is one that gives you a limited number of moves to work with. It's simple enough at first, but threatens to be tough later on as you're introduced to a trick early on in the game that lets you exploit the rules.

Basically, you can slide and rotate pieces that make up a smaller knot in the grid without it costing you a move. So, making other knots in order to move pieces around the grid at a minimum cost is certainly an advanced technique.

"The challenge is at first learning the patterns and then seeing those patterns," says developer Chickenfeet Studios.

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However, none of this is to imply that Super Looper is not accessible or enjoyable at a more basic level.

The game's presentation takes care of that. Celebratory, delightful tunes and fireworks kick in each time you complete a puzzle.

It makes sure you feel good for completing the simplest of puzzles.

You'll be able to download Super Looper for free on January 4th for iPad. It has a single 69p / 99c IAP used for unlocking levels 31 to 100.