On A Tilt
Time to put those tilting skills to good use.
Tilting one's iPhone to guide a character or aim a weapon has been done before countless times, which is why it's good to see an App like On A Tilt. This unique puzzle game will have you rotating your device in all sorts of directions.
The goal is to lineup two or more red lines within highlighted areas on the screen, then hold them in position for three seconds. Things begin easy enough with a simple tilt to the left or right, but then developer Eric Brill kicks things up a notch by challenging you to align four red lines, two that run across the screen vertically and then two horizontally.
At that point, the game becomes quite intense, largely because you must blow through as many levels as possible in the allotted time. You'll quickly learn that getting stuck on a board is the worst thing that can happen.
That said, expect to get stuck early and often. Before long, those highlighted areas begin to shrink, fade and move, forcing you to make split second decisions and hold the iPhone in place, moving it ever so slightly.
It's a neat concept that translates into a fun video game. We just wish there were more of it. Game Center support is a nice touch, but the App would benefit from a change of scenery in the form of different backgrounds.
On top of that, puzzles don't evolve much. It's essentially the same board with subtle variations.
Finally, there appears to be no excuse why this isn't a universal App. Although it runs on the iPad, we'd prefer full screen.
This makes On A Tilt a good, but not phenomenal game that's still worth a look if you don't care about burning a measly $0.99. Give it a try.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.
What's Hot: Addictive gameplay, great use of the accelerometer, Game Center, infinite levels.
What's Not: No universal support, puzzles look the same.