Doodle Fit is an iPhone/iPad game that presents you with large shapes, and then various Tetris-like blocks that must be worked into the shapes to fill it. Like so many iOS games, Doodle Fit offers super-simple, gameplay that makes for a perfect time-wasting in shortÂ or long periods of time. The latter is more likely, as you’ll find that once you start to play this cute puzzler, it’s hard to stop.
The outlines you’re given to fill in range from simple geometric shapes like circles and squares, to numbers and letters, more complex objects, and more. Like all good puzzle games, the levels get increasingly challenging the deeper you go, forcing you to think more and more creatively in order to fit the distinct shapes in place. I found that the first set of levels were pretty easy, from a geometry standpoint, but later levels in the game required extra skills like deductive reasoning. Since you can’t turn any of the blocks, most of them can only fit into the more complex shapes in one of two or three ways.
Along the way, each board you clear will give you credits that can be used towards hints. These accumulate over time if you don’t use them, which is good, because you’ll need a few tips in the later levels.
Doodle Fit‘s design uses a hand-drawn aesthetic, with not-quite-straight lines that jiggle all the time. Don’t worry — it’s not annoying. I found that it adds to the game’s charm. You have two themes to choose from that change the color scheme: notebook and chalkboard. They’re both exactly what they sound like, and have no effect on the font or shapes used by the game. They just change the background and foreground colors.
It’s easy to toss out the word “addictive” in reviews of puzzle games, but this one really is. Doodle Fit is about as simple-but-enjoyable as games get, and well worth the $.99 price.