Get ready to be challenged with Apple’s latest App of the Week selection. For the next seven days, puzzler Quetzalcoatl can be downloaded for no charge. It’s usually $1.99.
The puzzle’s name comes from the ancient Aztec “feathered serpent.” Featuring 180 different levels, gamers are tasked with matching the colored snakes to the appropriate colored sections on the grid.
Originally arriving in November, our own Christine Chan talks more about how the game works in her original review:
The controls in the game are uncomplicated and intuitive: just drag the snakes by their heads or tails (they’re indistinguishable from each other) to make them move along the grid. The snakes can turn around if they have enough space, but they cannot go over or under another snake if they are in the way. When you have a snake in its proper place, the colored rings on their bodies turn into solid circles, but you can still move them around if necessary.
While the premise sounds simple, the game definitely ramps up the difficulty and will make you think. And just like other games from the developer, it is highlighted by a clean and minimalistic look.
Quetzalcoatl is a universal app designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. If you get stuck on a certain level, you can make an in-app purchase for keys to unlock the next level. A set of 10 keys is $0.99.
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