This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Tetris Clones and Other Grid-Based Games. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: Cubes Lite by Manta Research

Manta Research’s Cubes Lite (Free) is, in a sense, what Nintendo’s Tetrisphere would have been with a little less structure: you are presented with a cube made up of colored cubes, and your goal is to eliminate clusters of same-colored cubes in a manner that generates a score equal to or higher than the target. Whenever cubes are removed, the remaining cubes tend to clump together, creating additional scoring potential. The only trick here is that eliminating the most conspicuous cubes first leads to too low of a score, so you’ll need to figure out ways to get more blocks to merge together; we found this fun to play for free, but had no interest in buying the $3 full version called Cubes. The Lite version is worth seeing. iLounge rating: B.

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Company and Price

Company: Manta Research


Title: Cubes Lite

Price: Free

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches

Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.