I can’t hide it, I’m a fan of the guys at Total Eclipse because every game they create has amazing graphics and everything is hand-drawn to perfection. They just released Clockwork Brain for the iPhone and the iPad and all I can say is that this game has “the full package”. Let’s look at the game in greater detail.
Clockwork Brain (AppStore link) is a Puzzle game for the iPhone and iPad that’s free to play and includes mini-games that will not only entertain you but at the same time train your visual, spatial, logic, language, arithmetic, and memory abilities. The free version of the game consists of five games and the paid six extra games, two per a dollar upgrade.
To enjoy the game you don’t have to buy any upgrades but if you like the first mini-games you can check the upgrades out
Scrolling Silhouettes Mini-Game
In this mini-game, your goal is to Find all the silhouettes that match the bottom item. The more you find the harder it will become, adding more lines of items.
Huge tip: Especially in the beginning, the lines are moving very slow so in order to gain some time, you can press the “Faster” button and make the lines with items move faster, thus selecting the one you need much much faster and going to the next item
Our High Score on this one is: 4,700 (I know, I know… we could do better…)
Missing Tiles Mini-Game
This is a simple one, you have to find out how many tiles are missing from the board. Don’t think that it’s as easy as it looks, after a while the tiles are changing and it’s much harder to count the missing ones.
Tip: Try to group the missing tiles into batches. For example I tried to group them into threes.
Our High score on this game is 7991
Anagrams Mini Game
This one is pretty straight-forward. You have to select the anagram that matches the word in the middle. We’ve noticed that when using our peripheral vision, we tend to do much better than trying to see if the anagrams match one by one.
Our score in this game is 26654 and we’d like you to try and beat that!
Chase the Numbers Mini-Game
This one’s a cool game, you have to select the numbers that appear on the board, from the smallest to the biggest one.
We’ve noticed that by grouping them into two groups, we did much better. What I mean by that is that you always should try to check fast the lowest 3-4 tiles and easily remember them and then go fast for the next numbers. If you are sure about the first, you can easily try to go for the next ones even by luck because the chances to find the last three higher numbers are much better than trying to remember them all.
Our high score on this mini-game is 5266.
Sculpt Away Mini-Game
This mini game is amazing, you have to find out the tiles that were added and remove them.
Tip: If you click on the tile shown, it will disappear faster, giving you some extra time on the easy pictures.
Our score in this game is 7394.
Word Length Mini-Game
This is pretty straightforward. You have to find the number of letters a word has. One tip to do much better is to start with the first word and add or subtract the number of letters the next one has in comparison with the previous. This will easily take you to at least 9-letter words. After that, you will have to count how many letters a word has and the best way to do that is to count letters two by two. See if you can group them into threes so you can do much better than we did
Our high score is 8484.
Playing this game is a blast! Easy to understand and having a gradual difficulty curve, it’s an awesome pay attention to details game.
In this one, you just have to select the location that the smallest item on the board points to. (In this particular photo you should select the up direction.)
We found out that using our peripheral vision, we could do much better than trying to focus on each one of the objects individually.
Our highest score in this mini-game is 10449.
Points of View Mini-Game
In this game you have to select which aerial view matches the stack’s side view. It’s a quite challenging game but one of the most fun to play!
Our high score in this game is 6005.
What has Changed Mini-Game
This mini game is pretty straightforward. You will be shown some icons and you will have to select what tiles have moved or what tiles appeared afterwards.
What we found is that there is no displacement; you just have to select what items are displayed and weren’t displayed before.
Our highest score in this game is 6794.
Label It! Mini-Game
In this mini-game you have to guess the item the figure shown is. If you have trouble guessing at first, don’t just click something random, your points will go lower if you guess wrong, just wait one or two seconds for the image to be shown as it is, that might help you find what it is.
Our high-score on that minigame is 9489.
Size Matters Mini-Game
This game is locked and we couldn’t do anything about it because, probably in a sadistic moment, the creators of this game want 28000 tokens to unlock this minigame. (!!!) Given that our average single game token gains are 15 won per game played, we will need 1866 games played to unlock this one. Even getting to and playing the “Insane Round” and 5-star games gives 20 tokens, so you would still need to play that many games. Oh well!
This game is addictive and will give you many hours of pure fun. It’s already trending in many countries and we’re sure that it will be one of those hit apps. And to tell you the truth, it deserves it. It wasn’t created by a large corporation, it was developed by a gaming company with five people who were self-funded in order to create it. Kudos once again to the guys at Total Eclipse, you’ve done a great job with ClockWork Brain. Can’t wait to see more upgrades!