Release Date: 12/9/2010
Available Exclusively On
The Good: Looks good, accurate physics, pass and play is a blast, camera control is easy
The Bad: No other modes, pulling blocks can be a bit sticky, no zoom function
Jenga is a game where you build a tower with blocks stacked 3×3 in rotation, and then you pull then out and restack them without knocking the tower over. What makes virtual Jenga great is that there’s an instant reset, and it doesn’t take 10 minutes to rebuild the tower. The game controls fairly decently with the ability to touch a block and have it highlighted then pulling it out. It seems simple, but the physics in this game is pretty accurate albeit a tad sticky.
When you pull the block out it automatically brings it to the top so you can place it down. Once you pull the block out you have to hold on to it for a second before it jumps to the top. Controller the camera is easy enough by just spinning it around with your finger, but I would have liked to zoom in and out as well. The best part about the game is the pass and play mode which lets you add any amount of people to play.
That’s pretty much all there is to it, and I wish there would have been some new creative modes like a time attack, or some sort of mode with goals in mind. This is the biggest let down, but otherwise the game works. It has some great Retina display graphics, so it looks sharp. I highly recommend this to Jenga fans, or anyone who loves playing board games with friends.