When I heard the name Blueprint 3D, I didn’t know what to expect. But now that I’ve had a chance to try it, I can say without any doubt that Blueprint 3D is one of the most unique puzzle games I’ve ever experienced. Honestly, not even the clever title will prepare you for what this app offers.
In this game, you’re required to make the blueprints of buildings, digital age devices, medieval weaponry, objects related to astronomy, and so on appear in their original form. The pieces of each blueprint exist on all three axises of three-dimensional space. Using a single finger, you can spin the entire set of pieces on all axises. When controlling the area with two fingers, the pieces only turn on one axis. Your goal is to determine which way to rotate these supposedly chaotic groups of lines so that the final perspective creates a 2-D schematic of an object: SIM card, battle axe, etc.
If you get stumped and have exceeded your patience threshold, you can have the puzzle solved automatically. FDG provides five free solutions to get you started, but each additional five will cost you upwards of $.99 for the package.
Blueprint 3D‘s other characteristics will sound more familiar. The game features nearly 250 levels spread across seven different category specific level packs, plus Game Center integration. Completing each level will unlock access to the next. After you complete a level, you will be awarded up to three stars for your effort, which depends upon how quickly you solve the blueprint. Access to each additional level pack requires earning a set number of stars or more.
Blueprint 3D is designed for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 3.1 or later, and available in the App Store for $0.99. Blueprint 3D HD is compatible with iPad running iOS 3.2 or later, and available in the App Store for $2.99.