Hundreds, a stunning and simple puzzle game, released for iOS

Daniel Bader

January 4, 2013 1:11 pm


The embarrassment of riches that is the App Store continues to shine this week with the launch of Hundreds, a deceptively simple and understated game from the creators of Canabalt and Puzzlejuice.

The goal of Hundreds is, at first, almost puerile: grow a series of circles until they add up to “100”, in whatever form that may take. The opening levels provide no instruction — you’ll die a few times before gaining control — but later levels prove that even a focused, linear idea is not easy to conquer.

In short, Hundreds is one of the best puzzle games currently available for iOS. It may be easier to play on the iPad — the iPhone screen is a fraction too small for optimal enjoyment — but it’s insane amounts of fun on both platforms. The later levels seem to be a bit too liberal in their difficulty arch, and will be extremely, extremely frustrating but ultimately worth the perseverance.

The creators say that Android is the next step, though they won’t commit to a specific date. If you’re looking for a similar yet slightly less violent Android equivalent, I recommend trying Gyro.

Download Hundreds for iOS.

  • Brad F, Brad F(anboy), jack

    Now, hipsters more things to do at Starbucks.

  • Heyo

    Is this on BB10?

  • Michael

    Something tells me that the next iphone is going to rip of the visuals of Windows phone. Will Apple steal Microsoft’s Metro design and Live Tiles only time will tell, funny thing is that many of the new and redone Apps in iOS and Android is showing signs of Metro case in point the shot above Going big, clean and simple, yet they haven’t made a Windows Phone app as yet. These apps are still ugly compared to Windows Phone apps, Prime TV or USA today for example.

    • GENERAL WONG

      ?? wtf, windows phone is absolutely hideous design wise

      simplification to the point where is it completely un-intuitive.

      hidden menus, obscure icons, and no common design cues for apps

      some live tiles are dual colour, some are life-like in realism, others are cartoonish, others are outdated (htc)

      good luck

    • Brad F(anboy)

      @Michael “Will Apple steal Microsoft’s Metro design and Live Tiles only time will tell”

      Apple and Microsoft have a very specific “no cloning” clause in their cross-license patent agreement.

  • simian

    Seems like all the rage right now according to my twitter feed but since it’s iOS only (for the time being) I don’t much care.