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  • Summary: The official Jenga® game is here! Designed in consultation with Leslie Scott, the original creator of Jenga®, Jenga for iPhone/iPod touch lets you take the tower building experience anywhere.

    REALISTIC PHYSICS
    Real-time 3D physics simulation, authentically recreating the behavior of
    a real wooden Jenga tower. Each block is realistically affected by the surrounding blocks, recreating the same strategic depth as the original game.

    TOUCH CONTROL
    Anyone who’s played Jenga knows how delicate your touch needs to be. The iPhone’s super-accurate touch screen gives you the control you’ll need to go for world record heights (incidentally… the record is 40 2/3 layers!). Blocks can be teased out using a mix of gentle tapping and drag controls. It’s easy to begin with, but you’ll soon find it tough when the pressure is on and the tower is wobbling!

    SOCIAL GAMEPLAY
    Obviously the best part of Jenga is putting off your friends as they are making their move. The four-player Pass’n’Play mode truly reproduces the nail-biting tension of the real thing… but you can play it anywhere!
    And what’s more, Jenga for iPhone lets you compare your current tower height against that of friends around the world – while you play! A little friendly competition is the best motivator...

    ARCADE MODE
    Jenga on iPhone introduces a brand new mode: Jenga Arcade. Match colors for exrtra points and score multipliers by moving fast – but don’t topple the tower! While you play, you earn coins which you can spend on special boosts like collapse reverse, multipliers, and wildcards. It’s fast and frantic… totally turning Jenga on its head.

    STUNNING VISUALS
    Jenga for iPhone is beautiful. With full Retina display support, you won’t see a single pixel. Advanced wood shaders make the tower pop out and let you gauge its stability. And everything is set in beautiful environments, rivalling the quality of modern games consoles.

    GAME CENTER INTEGRATION
    Like all titles from NaturalMotion Games, Jenga fully supports Apple’s Game Center including leaderboards, achievements and easy friend comparisons.

    AUTHENTICITY
    Designed in consultation with Leslie Scott, the inventor of Jenga, to create the most authentic Jenga experience ever.
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  1. Mar 5, 2011
    80
    While we were initially skeptical that a game like Jenga could translate to a mobile device, we were pleasantly surprised by the final product.
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    Going against the notion that it was impossible, NaturalMotion games has accomplished the feat of shrinking Jenga to fit into your pocket. Everything that you could ever want is there, showing that just about anything is possible on iOS.
  3. Feb 17, 2011
    80
    If you didn't enjoy Jenga when it was a pile of blocks in front of you, then you may not become a convert thanks to playing it on the iPhone, however the arcade mode and pass-and-play multiplayer add a lot to the mix when you consider you don't have to clean up after you're done.
  4. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    Jenga in classic mode, and pass n' play mode is an enjoyable experience. Slowly paced it is fun to challenge yourself of a friend.
  5. Feb 17, 2011
    70
    Jenga replicates the look and feel of the old puzzling favourite handsomely, although snubbing gyroscopic control is a missed opportunity.