Puzzle lovers of the world rejoice, there's finally a game on mobile devices worthy of your time. In Mandie Manzano Jigsaw Puzzle Art, by Octo Mini, you will get to put back together the stained glass-like art of Mandie Mazano. You will be able to start with 12 pieces and you can build your way up to 2000. There's even a choice to allow for piece rotation or not. Now if this doesn't seem like every aspect that a puzzle lover wants in a game, I'm not sure what is missing.
You will get to start for free with 8 different pictures to hone your skills on and then if you are ready for more, you can buy additional packs for a low cost of $0.99 each, or get the 4 pack bundle for $2.99. Each of the current packs has a theme to them there is Fair Ladies, Below the Waves, New Orleans Inspire, and Tell Me Stories. You also get the chance to see each puzzle in thumbnail view to give you an idea of what you're going to be getting.
I'm going to be honest, I was a little hesitant when it came to putting a puzzle game that could go from 12 to 2000 pieces on my iPhone, but amazingly enough it actually works pretty well. Sure, there's a good amount of zooming in and out that has to be done and there is definitely some moving around the workable area, but overall I enjoyed the ease and the challenge presented by this game. Now I will also say that it took me a good amount of playing before I was brave enough to turn the rotation feature on in the game, but with a simple double tap to make the pieces rotate I was right at home as if I was doing a puzzle on my kitchen table.
This game is definitely not for everyone, but with the vibrant colors, the stained glass style, the soft music, and the challenge of putting these pieces together, I have to say that if you like puzzles this is something you have to, or at least try. The best part of course is that you can take this game for a test drive for Free. So go get this game, and know that we gave it a 9.2 out of 10.