An Alien With A Magnet (iOS) Game Review: Getting It Right, And Making It AWESOME!

You know the first time I played Rejected Games‘ latest iOS title, An Alien with a Magnet, I thought, how apt that indie studio’s name is, considering that the launch version of the game was infuriatingly buggy . Thankfully the developers got their act together and the subsequent update gave the game a shot towards greatness. Honestly, I think the game has reached that pinnacle.


The premise of the game is pretty simple, in fact, a variation to that of a game that I’ve reviewed recently. Players take control of the Alien, using the single touch control to allow him to orbit planets (with his titular magnet) and to slingshot off one planet to another. The slingshot is pretty straightforward if not for the obstacles that litter the later levels like crazy so you’ll need to make sure that the Alien gets launched at the right time.

Along the way, the Alien gets to collect diamonds and secret orbs. Dedicated players and completists would want to explore every nook and cranny of each level just to collect EVERYTHING. With gameplay being top-notched and addictive, the game itself is a visual treat. I like the way Rejected Games came up with the levels, all of which are really colourful. There are more than 45 levels in the game, with both an Adventure mode and a Time Attack.


The addition of Game Center leaderboards and achievements adds a competitive aspect to the game, which basically makes the game pretty much complete. We can’t help but be impressed at how An Alien with a Magnet has come to encapsulate what a perfect casual game is, and as such the game gets a 5 out of 5 from us.

An Alien with a Magnet is currently available on the iTunes App Store for FREE, check it out over here:

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  1. David Muller September 26, 2013

    Love to use this app while traveling. Cheers for making it.