Mind Games in a Frenzy: Frenzic Rocks!

My favorite games are really those strategy games that make you think long and hard for your next move. Frenzic (iTunes link, $2.99) does a great job at this, though you can’t always look long and hard! The goal of the game is to fill the circles with the corresponding piece — they look quite similar to trivial pursuit pies, as you can see. If you get a solid color pie, you are eligible for extra lives and bonuses. If not, your best bet is to fill that pie and empty it as soon as possible so that you can try it again.

For a simple but addictive game, the graphics are phenomenal. They’re not too minimalistic but they’re not over the top either. It’s like you’re playing a neon arcade game, quite frankly.

The gameplay is short enough that you can squeeze in a game or two while waiting on line (and when you’re hooked, you might want to play elsewhere as well to squeeze in every possible moment!) The strategy is frustrating — especially when you have a pie piece that does not fit into ANY of the pies — but it’s a game that you know you’ll want to keep going back to since it’s just that fun. There’s also the ability to see your personal best scores, the all time best players, best players today, your best local scores, and your friends’ best scores, thereby encouraging you to keep at it to beat the competition. I can easily say that Frenzic is now one of my favorite iPod touch apps.

Tamar Weinberg is a blogger and author of The New Community Rules (July 2009), a book on social media marketing and how to leverage existing communities for awareness and profit. She is also a new mom.