Apr 14, 2011
Headcase Games’ puzzle game 180 has been released for Android. The game is a match-3 puzzler that can be described as a hybrid between Bust-a-Move and Tetris Attack, being a character-focused puzzle game that has you launching coins upwards on to a descending stack. Initially released for iOS in 2010, the game has been remade from the ground up for Android. For more details on the making of the game, listen to my interview with Ron Alpert of Headcase Games on 148Apps’ The Portable Podcast. 180 comes with an interesting free/paid split – the full version of 180 is $1.99, ad-free, and comes with all content unlocked. The free version is ad-supported and has some content locked, but more characters and modes are unlocked over time by playing the game; after 10 hours, the ads are disabled entirely. This rewards long-time players (and cheapskates, presumably) who would rather not spend money at a game, no matter what the non-monetary cost. Both 180 and 180 Ultra are available on the Android Market, and we will have a review of the game soon.