I have always enjoyed the surreal drawings of M.C. Escher. Impossible structures can be really mesmerizing, and when I saw an application with games inside I jumped on it. The application is divided into three parts, and sadly there is not much glue holding them together.
A written biographical page that could have just as well been read on a webpage. I would have liked to see some pictures of the author thrown in.
The main area is the picture galleries, and they are divided into eras. When viewing the pictures you can save them to your picture roll, and I use one of them as my wallpaper. There is no zoom capabilities, or even landscape support. I found this to be the great disappointment to the application.
Finally the game portion of the application. Two well-known games with decent controls have been inserted. A lights-off game where you have to turn off all lights, and a pentomino puzzle. I have a hard time connecting these to M.C. Escher, but can’t deny that they work quite well.
There is soft music playing in the background. It is soothing, and suitable when focusing on an image for a while. It is less exciting when playing the games. The game fades out my own music.
I must say that this application could have been put together with more care. The magic of M.C. Escher is hard to find unless you are already into the art. At $0.99 it offers decent renditions of lights-off and pentomino if you are interested in any of those.
Discover the magic of M.C. Escher $0.99
Seller: Iteration Mobile S.L.