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perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes

4.4 Ratings 155K+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads
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perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes
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Ratings & Reviews

4.4
154.6K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    70%
  2. 4
    17%
  3. 3
    6%
  4. 2
    2%
  5. 1
    5%
  • Lack of Game Center Sync Apr 20, 2019

    By sweluhu
    I can’t pick up from the last level completed I’m Iphone from iPad. Failed. Don’t feel like replaying from the beginning.
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Ethan Gardener
    Pretty good game, I do like navigating impossible surfaces, but I have THREE caveats: the direction hints tend to disappear just as I look at them (but they do come back); and swiping doesn't work properly. Swiping anywhere on the screen is a great ergonomic advance, I think; I welcome games which support it, but this game spoils it by ignoring swipes in large areas of the screen. Worse, the music plays when this app is hidden! Very confusing & makes other apps sound bad.
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  • Great, relaxing mind-bending puzzles Oct 16, 2020

    By Luna Lunita Lunera
    This is a nice little game to get enough of a challenge in while perhaps waiting in line, relaxing after a tough day or challenge the kids to stretch their imaginations a bit. Some levels are trickier than others but they’re all quite doable without any kind of hint system or walkthrough. Reminds me of a much more simplistic and less-involved version of The Bridge (which is another great game I’m still waiting for on mobile). A bit of a mind-bending puzzle game. You can tap or swipe to lead the block around. Not sure why another reviewer broke their phone as you certainly don’t need to tap or swipe that hard. Calibration shouldn’t be that intense.
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Ernest Enwu
    This game is irritating and amazing at the same time, I love the idea that you can create your own puzzles, the game runs smoothly . This game is mind improving, it totally deserves 5 stars 🌟 . Keep up the good work.
    more
  • Aug 19, 2020

    By Gary Adamsen
    Love the layout and the puzzles. I also enjoy the calming windchines that play to calm you as your frustration grows whilst trying to solve each puzzle. A great and fun way to spend time on the subway, as you wait in lines, and even to take a break from work. Really enjoying hocus a lot.
    more
  • Sometimes you have to swipe 20 times for the app to register Jul 12, 2019

    By radin_y
    It is very frustrating... I know it’s a bug, and the developers have worked hard to create this app, but this annoying bug is preventing me from enjoying it.
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  • Ok Dec 27, 2017

    By HollyTheGirl
    Sure, the concept is ok, but only 100 levels for a game that costs money? I would rather play a free game with over 3,000 levels than this.
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  • About “Pocus” May 15, 2018

    By Alireza4521
    So you basically removed pocus from the AppStore and put back the same thing with a different title on it as puzzlement?
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  • Mediocre game. Needs work. Aug 8, 2016

    By ANickNameNoOneElseHas!
    I liked the idea of using optical illusions for mazes at first but it didn't take long to realize their really are only a few techniques to learn that, once you master them, make every puzzle so easy to beat it's just plain boring. One nice feature is that users can create their own puzzles which other players can rate. The trouble is apoplectic are creating puzzles before they've even learned all the tricks so almost all of them are ridiculously easy. The developers are smart in one way. Users are creating their puzzles for them (and what do we get out of that? Hm?), AND rating them to boot! All the Devs have to do is load the best rated puzzles from a database. Nice way to make your users do all the work for you, but it won't last.
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  • Needs improvement Aug 6, 2016

    By Smorze
    I like it somewhat, I love impossible figures. I played monument valley and it used impossible figures amazingly and made them easy to navigate. However I went all the way to level 25 and realized the game was too one sided. What I mean by this is there is like only on way to beat each level. I've positioned the cube on a position where if the physics of monument valley were in place I would be able to pass it. It frustrated me that my way of solving it wasn't in the game. If the team new more about these figures they'd know how to implement the multiple ways of moving the cube. I deleted it because that's just failure of game design by the creators.
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  1. 120 different mind-twisting levels of illusion puzzles optimized specifically for mobile devices
  2. Intentionally minimalist design ideal for winding down and de-stressing after a long day
  3. Relaxing music and background sound tracks help you find your zen while focusing on the puzzle at hand

Reviewed by Kaylin on June 8, 2018

  • Great, relaxing mind-bending puzzles Oct 16, 2020

    By Luna Lunita Lunera
    This is a nice little game to get enough of a challenge in while perhaps waiting in line, relaxing after a tough day or challenge the kids to stretch their imaginations a bit. Some levels are trickier than others but they’re all quite doable without any kind of hint system or walkthrough. Reminds me of a much more simplistic and less-involved version of The Bridge (which is another great game I’m still waiting for on mobile). A bit of a mind-bending puzzle game. You can tap or swipe to lead the block around. Not sure why another reviewer broke their phone as you certainly don’t need to tap or swipe that hard. Calibration shouldn’t be that intense.
    more
  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Ernest Enwu
    This game is irritating and amazing at the same time, I love the idea that you can create your own puzzles, the game runs smoothly . This game is mind improving, it totally deserves 5 stars 🌟 . Keep up the good work.
    more
  • Aug 19, 2020

    By Gary Adamsen
    Love the layout and the puzzles. I also enjoy the calming windchines that play to calm you as your frustration grows whilst trying to solve each puzzle. A great and fun way to spend time on the subway, as you wait in lines, and even to take a break from work. Really enjoying hocus a lot.
    more
  • Oct 13, 2020

    By Divyansh Sharma
    Freaking brilliant, no ads challenging gameplay, what else could you want. It does what it says on the cover.
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  • Oct 21, 2020

    By Tejas Agarkar
    This is one of the GREATEST 'puzzle' game on PLAYSTORE !!! Now ,it is my favourite game ! A tryworthy game ; it really helps building Focus , if you pay your attention !!! 🙏🙏🙏👍GreatWork👍🙏🙏🙏
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  • Lack of Game Center Sync Apr 20, 2019

    By sweluhu
    I can’t pick up from the last level completed I’m Iphone from iPad. Failed. Don’t feel like replaying from the beginning.
    more
  • Oct 25, 2020

    By Larry O'Brien
    It's fun once you get it. However when you reach 40 puzzles, you will have to buy more to keep playing. No thanks
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  • Aug 14, 2020

    By Gwyneth Fae Humpay
    It's a great game, but since I finished up everything until level 40, I still need to buy level 41- 120.. It was really fun though. Great job for those who made this game
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  • Excellent if... Dec 22, 2017

    By 飘渺堡包
    It will be excellent if there is a dark mode with dark background for iPhone X users.
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  • I enjoy this game Apr 7, 2019

    By famousbrillance
    Any new levels coming?
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  • Oct 9, 2020

    By Ethan Gardener
    Pretty good game, I do like navigating impossible surfaces, but I have THREE caveats: the direction hints tend to disappear just as I look at them (but they do come back); and swiping doesn't work properly. Swiping anywhere on the screen is a great ergonomic advance, I think; I welcome games which support it, but this game spoils it by ignoring swipes in large areas of the screen. Worse, the music plays when this app is hidden! Very confusing & makes other apps sound bad.
    more
  • Beautiful, but boring Dec 4, 2017

    By taysxfq
    Games like this are beautifully crafted and pretty to look at but the novelty quickly wears off when you realize how easy they are. There isn’t much strategy to these levels, you just can swipe around in a relatively limited number of paths until you win.
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  • Actually Fun Oct 22, 2017

    By Faraven
    An actually fun/challenging puzzle game. It's unique and creative and really challenges ones special skills. While still being a very fun puzzle game we haven't had new maps in forever and it doesn't look like that will change. You're paying for 100 maps folks.
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  • Oct 7, 2020

    By Tobb Howarb
    It's a good game [as I remember it, anyway]. However, I can never get to the actual game. I load up the app and it shows the loading screen for a few seconds before shutting down. Please help!
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  • Oct 11, 2020

    By Parikshit Suryawanshi
    The infinity button is always loading and loading . It's a good game otherwise.
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  • Sometimes you have to swipe 20 times for the app to register Jul 12, 2019

    By radin_y
    It is very frustrating... I know it’s a bug, and the developers have worked hard to create this app, but this annoying bug is preventing me from enjoying it.
    more
  • Ok Dec 27, 2017

    By HollyTheGirl
    Sure, the concept is ok, but only 100 levels for a game that costs money? I would rather play a free game with over 3,000 levels than this.
    more
  • Mediocre game. Needs work. Aug 8, 2016

    By ANickNameNoOneElseHas!
    I liked the idea of using optical illusions for mazes at first but it didn't take long to realize their really are only a few techniques to learn that, once you master them, make every puzzle so easy to beat it's just plain boring. One nice feature is that users can create their own puzzles which other players can rate. The trouble is apoplectic are creating puzzles before they've even learned all the tricks so almost all of them are ridiculously easy. The developers are smart in one way. Users are creating their puzzles for them (and what do we get out of that? Hm?), AND rating them to boot! All the Devs have to do is load the best rated puzzles from a database. Nice way to make your users do all the work for you, but it won't last.
    more
  • Needs improvement Aug 6, 2016

    By Smorze
    I like it somewhat, I love impossible figures. I played monument valley and it used impossible figures amazingly and made them easy to navigate. However I went all the way to level 25 and realized the game was too one sided. What I mean by this is there is like only on way to beat each level. I've positioned the cube on a position where if the physics of monument valley were in place I would be able to pass it. It frustrated me that my way of solving it wasn't in the game. If the team new more about these figures they'd know how to implement the multiple ways of moving the cube. I deleted it because that's just failure of game design by the creators.
    more
  • Pretty, but easy to win by guessing Nov 3, 2015

    By @ben_reilly
    The game plays with perspective in an Escher-like fashion, where you roll a cube along the surfaces of impossible shapes. The visuals are nice, but unfortunately the “puzzles” can often we completed by just guessing or almost mindlessly rolling the cube down each surface. This is somewhat excusable, since by nature of this type of puzzle, it is hard to plan ahead. Maybe in more capable hands, the puzzles could have been designed to teach you to be more thoughtful, or maybe this puzzle universe is shallow and there’s not much here to begin with.
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  • About “Pocus” May 15, 2018

    By Alireza4521
    So you basically removed pocus from the AppStore and put back the same thing with a different title on it as puzzlement?
    more
  • Bad color. Boring, Too easy to play. Not a 3D game. Dec 29, 2015

    By Game_and_Music
    This game is too easy to play. Although I love the M.C Escher’s art, the game is kind of boring and the puzzles are too easy to solve. All we need to do is to aimless roll the cube around for a little while without even having to think and then all the puzzles are solved… The worst thing is that the colors of the metal bars is always silver, which is not fun. Perhaps, you could change the color of the metal bar, background and the cube to some things more pleasing to the eyes. Also, this is not a 3D game. Overall, I wish I had my money back, and I asked Apple to refund me, but they say there is no option to refund this game unfortunately.
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