Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam for iPhone review

Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam is an action puzzle game for the iPhone with an interesting steampunk atmosphere.

Bumbling trier Professor Pym is investigating the world of steam, principally by leaping around a variety of puzzle levels. Springing uncertainly from revolving cog to revolving cog, your aim is to collect nuts (which you can swap for tools or skills boosts), but most importantly avoid the rising green gases.

Walls and platforms offer waypoints and sanctuaries – Professor Pym sticks to some walls and slithers down others – and you’ll encounter spiked and moving wheels you must leap on at the right time in order to progress.

The first 10 levels (of 50) can be played for free, but you’ll soon exhaust those. We think it’s well worth 69p to keep on playing. A second character, Marie, comes alive once you start purchasing levels, and the final 10 include steam boxes that, once assembled, reveal the secret of the title.

It’s nowhere near as engaging as Angry Birds, but the steampunk theme and easy-to-learn gameplay offer plenty of diversion.

Professor Pym and the Secret of Steam for iPhone review

OUR VERDICT

Though nowhere near as engaging as Angry Birds, the steampunk theme and easy to learn gameplay offer plenty of diversion. You'll soon exhaust the free rounds, but it’s well worth 69p to keep on playing.

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