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Super Tumble Android game essential building block for physics puzzle gamers

by Tim McLain

If you’ve ever played Jenga with friends and family, or tried Boom Blox on the Wii, you’ll feel right at home with Super Tumble ($2.99). The wooden blocks of Jenga are here, albeit in many other shapes and configurations, and the addictive physics of Boom Blox are also in play here, without the ball-shooting aspect.

After a single round, you’ll be hooked. Trust me.

Here’s what you’re up against: A weighted gold star, complete with a rotating gear in its center, is perched atop a stack of wooden shapes. Using your finger, choose a block to remove it. If you choose wisely, the star will fall down a bit, cause other blocks to collapse in an orderly way, with everything still balanced above the platform.

Choose unwisely, and you’ll send the stack of shapes, along with your precious star, cart wheeling over the edge and into oblivion. As the star falls, its rotating center weight will affect how it lands, and if it remains stable and level, you can continue removing other blocks until you successfully get the star to rest on the platform.

Obviously, it’s much easier to understand once you’ve given the first level a try. The first time I installed the app, two hours and many, many levels passed before I put it down.

If you’re looking for a well-crafted, good-looking game for your DROID, and you’re a fan of physics puzzle games, Super Tumble will be one of your favorites -- all 90 insanely addictive levels of it, with more to come for sure.

Your next plane flight or road trip with the kids will all benefit from access to this gem!