Naught (4.5/5 stars, guidance suggested, FREE today only) is Amazon’s Free App of the Day, and it’s a winner for lovers of unusual puzzle game apps. From Amazon:
Naught immerses you in a new gaming experience. Play with real gravity to feel the motion. Explore your mind and challenge your fears.
Play with the gravity to lead Naught through a mysterious underground land where everything is possible. In Naught, you decide how to play. Rotate your device 360 degrees to make the scene turn around changing the world gravity or, if you prefer, you can select one of the two additional gaming controls (touch and drag mode or virtual pad mode).
If you enjoy unusual puzzle games like Naught, also consider these:
Cogs (5/5 stars, all ages, currently priced at $2.99) From Amazon:
Cogs is a ground-breaking puzzle game where players build increasingly complex machines using sliding tiles in 2D and 3D environments. It comes with 50 puzzles and three gameplay modes for a total of 150 unique challenges, totalling more than 10 hours of mind-bending gameplay. This award-winning game is perfect for puzzle fans of any age and ability!
“It is awesome.” – TouchArcade
“One of the highest quality puzzle games we’ve seen.” – PocketGamer
“The visual design and imagination of the game are stunning, with great attention to detail, and the sound effects are downright enticing.” – Adrenaline Vault
“If a sliding puzzle was a wheel, consider it re-invented!” – TouchGen
“A masterpiece visually, as well with the actual gameplay.” – AppAdvice
Starting with simple puzzles, players are introduced to the widgets that are used to build machines — gears, pipes, balloons, chimes, hammers, wheels, props, and more.
TIME CHALLENGE MODE
If you finish a puzzle in Inventor Mode, it will be unlocked here. This time, it will take fewer moves to reach a solution, but you only have 30 seconds to find it.
MOVE CHALLENGE MODE
Take your time and plan ahead. Every click counts when you only get ten moves to find a solution.
Freeze! (4.5/5 stars, guidance suggested, currently priced at $1.99) From Amazon:
It was a wonderful day for our anonymous hero, at least until the moment when he was torn from his loved ones by a viciously sharp grappling hook.
Locked in a cramped cell on a planet far, far away, our hero could give in to despair and abandon himself to his fate. But with your help he can overcome gravity, turn worlds, and even – escape!
Solving the rotating, physics-based puzzles is easy; just use your finger to continuously turn the cell in both directions around our hero. Of course you also have to make clever use of the Freeze! button, which can overcome gravity. Sound simple? It is – at first…
Freeze! offers completely new and yet immediately intuitive game mechanics, delightfully gloomy graphics from the internationally renowned pop-up designer and illustrator Jonas Schenk, and a very sinister soundtrack from noted Swiss electronic/trance musician Karl Lukas.