Players take on the role as a small purple blob character that inflates, on a mission to bring back happiness to its town in Fliggles. They must navigate through puzzling levels to collect all 7 musical notes in order to complete each level. Fliggles is compatible with iOS devices running iOS 7.0 or later and not recommended for use on the iPhone 4.
In Fliggles, players tilt the device left or right to move their character through 80 levels. There are multiple items, such as food or stars called glimmers for players to pick up. If players manage to collect all of a particular item in the level, they can earn a badge at the end of the level. Players also have to avoid enemies, like bats and spiders, as well as environmental hazards in order to complete levels. This adds some challenge to a somewhat basic navigational puzzle game.
The difficulty of each puzzle in Fliggles changes at a fairly nice rate; some puzzles seem really hard when players first attempt them, but players rarely feel stuck for very long. If players are having trouble in a level, there are a limited supply of helpful bug characters. When these bug are selected they collect certain items or attack enemies. One of the most beneficial helper bugs is the rainbow bug who collects musical notes. This bug can help players complete a difficulty level quickly.
The music in the game is a little repetitive but the sound effects are rather pleasant and fit well with the actions in the game. The art style in Fliggles is cute, with cartoon versions of food and musical notes that compliment the main character very well.
The only downsides to Fliggles are some confusing UI choices and unexplained deflations. The first problem happens on the instructions screen, the two green arrows on either side of the middle box are confusing as you must swipe and not tap to navigate through the information. The second problem is that occasionally, when your character is floating down to the ground, they will deflate when they touch the ground with no spikes around.
Fliggles is free on the App Store and recommended as an enjoyable puzzle game with just the right amount of challenge.