I would like to introduce Magnetic Joe. It’s my favorite game on my ipod touch and ofcouse the iphone. Joe is a purple ball who, despite what his name suggests, isn’t magnetic all the time, but only when you press your finger against the glass somewhere. Joe is pulled to the blue magnets that are spread out in the 2D mazes which he has to cross. There are also parts which Joe can’t touch. This results in a simple and addictive game, of which the difficulty level reminds of old games on the NES and 286 pc.
A free iphone game
Other good news is that it’s a completely free game, while it’s a complete app. So it’s not free lite version or a demo, no just more than 40 levels of Joe for free. I’ve got my ipod touch for a while now and I have to say the app store and installing apps works great. But it’s too bad that most of the free apps are just a sample of paid apps. The makers of Magnetic Joe have already made some money on a Nintendo DS version and some other games and it seemed a nice way to them to introduce the game to ipod touch and iphone users. Magnetic Joe 2 and 3 are also being made, but those probably will cost money.
Screenshots of the gameplay
To give you a better idea of the mazes that you have to guide Joe through with your touchscreen, here are some screenshots. Magnetc Joe can be downloaded in Apple’s app store.