Vorble for iPad and iPhone review

Multiplayer puzzle game Vorble looks for all the world like a lost toy fad from the 1980s. There's no way it could be anything but a videogame, though - if all the little pegs you need to move around were physical, there'd be an epidemic of hospitalised toddlers.

It's a simple but ultimately fiendish affair. The game 'board' is a football-shaped orb of hexagons and pentagons, with each of two players placing one peg into one facet of it per turn. Managed to place a sixth peg in a pentagon or a seventh in a hexagon and it'll cause a 'cascade' - your pegs flying outwards into the surrounding spaces and capturing any opponent's pegs lurking therein.

Sounds simple, but the key to success is planning combined cascades far in advance - so placing a sixth peg in one square causes a seventh peg to leap into another, and ideally snatching away four or five enemy pegs in the process. It can all be over in seconds, or can become a bitter grudge match.

You can get Vorble for the iPad and iPhone from the App Store here

OUR VERDICT

Like all the puzzle greats, it's easy to learn but endlessly challenging to master.

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