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  • Summary: The official sequel to the multiple award winning iPhone game is now available on the iPad.

    Zen Bound 2 is a meditative puzzle game of wrapping rope around wooden sculptures. It is a tactile game, with a focus on making rope, wood and stone look and feel real and believable.

    The highlights
    of Zen Bound 2 are its controls and its atmosphere. The game takes full advantage of tilt and multi-touch and feels natural and comfortable to play. The dusty and soothing atmosphere is a combination of beautiful visuals and a unique soundtrack by 'Ghost Monkey'.


    Game features:

    * Over 100 levels
    * New gameplay modes with paint bombs
    * Highly detailed visuals, gorgeous on the iPad screen
    * New Ghost Monkey music (total soundtrack 45 mins)
    * All levels from the original Zen Bound, all with visual upgrades, some with new gameplay
    * Tree of Tribute, featuring guest stars from independently developed iPhone games
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 11, 2011
    90
    A contemplative puzzle game that evolves the original with extra levels and high-definition graphics, despite the lack of any new gameplay elements.
  2. Feb 11, 2011
    85
    The relaxed atmosphere, wealth of ornaments, and near-perfect controls make Zen Bound 2 easy to recommend. What a great game.
  3. May 4, 2011
    80
    While the game is relaxing, it isn't something I'm likely to play again. There's no obvious flaw with Zen Bound 2, but there's something that turns me off from a game that's in between something passive (like Crosswords or Scrabble) and something active (like Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja).
  4. Feb 11, 2011
    75
    Zen Bound 2 keeps the immersive style of the original, but fails to replicate its soothing appeal due to more straining touch screen controls.
  5. Feb 11, 2011
    75
    In terms of visuals, I think they've set the bar for how iPad games should look, as the detail that went into this is just… inspiring.
  6. Feb 11, 2011
    70
    All of my gripes about originality aside, technically speaking, Zen Bound is still a great looking and sounding game, and it controls and plays just as well.
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