“Not a game to buy if you dislike a challenge, but if you're all for tough puzzlers, Beyond Ynth is great.”£1.49
Beyond Ynth has a story attached. Cute bug Kribl must bring light back to the Kingdom of Kriblonia, by finding dozens of light-giving Dazzly Diamonds stolen by the Four Dark Spiders of the Apocalypse. That all sounds lovely, and doesn't really prepare you for the reality of this demanding game. You see, Kribl can't wander about as he sees fit — instead, he traverses 2D levels via a series of boxes that he can enter and rotate. Eventually, a box will be rolled next to another, and you can only continue if you've cunningly lined them up. Oh, and you must also avoid natural hazards, such as scorching sun and freezing cold. In the mix are those diamonds, but you'll fry your synapses trying to collect more than half of them.
You might think we'd pan Beyond Ynth: it's frustrating and many levels are huge memory tests where a solitary mistake means restarting. However, devious design, solid controls, great graphics and a branching level structure (along with sheer bloody mindedness on our part) have instead left us addicted.