Your iOS or Android Game of the Week - Unmechanical
By James Gilmour 25 March 2013
Game Name: Unmechanical | Developer: Talawa Games | Publisher: Teotl Studios | Format: iPhone, iPad | Genre: Adventure, Platform, Puzzle
One of our jobs here at Pocket Gamer is to sieve through the hundreds of apps that hit the App Store and Google Play every single day, and unearth those glittering gems.
Lately, though, we've been giving you the chance to have YOUR say, too. Basically, we've been giving you the opportunity to tell us your favourite game from a shortlist of the week's best releases.
This week's votes have been counted (and recounted), and we have a winner: Unmechanical.
We've had our eye on Unmechanical since we first glimpsed its gorgeous visuals last July.
Set in a series of beautifully-rendered subterranean caverns, this physics-puzzler follows the journey of an adorable flying robot.
It's up to you, then, to guide this propeller-powered robot through these caves. To accomplish this, you'll need to utilise our metal hero's tractor beam to move rocks and trigger mechanisms, thereby clearing his escape route.
Cave of wonders
We're pleased to say that Unmechanical looks as handsome running on our iPads as those early screens suggested.
The game ain't half bad, either. In fact, our reviewer went so far as to call it "a hugely entertaining and engaging adventure".
Despite some control-related issues, we reckon Unmechanical is an interesting, thought-provoking puzzler that's well worth your time. Check it out.