Tanglers is a Cute Puzzle Game that’s Fun for the Whole Family – iPad Game Review

If you love fast-paced non-stop matching puzzle fun, then Tanglers is definitely the game for you. In Tanglers, which is yet another hit game from Chillingo, the goal is to pair up adorable alien creatures as fast as you can, creating matches to clear them from the board.

Because this is a simple matching game, where gameplay essentially consists of making matches of colorful aliens, this is a title that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Kids will love the colors and the matching fun, while adults will love the challenge.

The objective in Tanglers is to clear the board of aliens before the timer runs out. To clear a pair of aliens, you simply tap one and then tap a matching alien to draw a line between the two. You can only match up aliens that can be connected with a line, so there must be a direct path between them.

If you do not clear the board before the timer runs out, another group of aliens will be added. This makes the game increasingly difficult, and when the board fills up with no more spaces, it will be game over.

Tanglers starts out easy enough, but it does ramp up quickly. You have to be fast to make matches before the timer runs out, making this a seriously challenging game once you progress far enough.

If it gets too tough, you can rearrange the aliens once per level by tapping the reset button. This will give you the opportunity to make new matches

The aliens in Tanglers are quite cute, and the graphics are impressive. There are three backgrounds you can use for a different look, including night and day. The game also has Game Center integration, so you can earn achievements and compete with your friends.


What I liked: This game seems simplistic on the surface, but it’s actually quite challenging. I loved the twist on matching with the lines, and I thought the graphics were super cute.

What I didn’t like: Gameplay is simplistic. Aside from constant matching, there’s not much else going on, and it does get repetitive. I did not appreciate the notifications from the app, even after I turned off notifications.

To buy or not to buy: Tanglers is free, so you might as well try it out!

  • App Name: Tanglers
  • Version Reviewed: 1.0
  • Category: Games
  • Developer: Chillingo
  • Price: Free
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