Ever watch a child stack blocks and wish you could do the same? If you like the precision of stacking, but don’t want to sit on the floor with a bunch of ABCs, then you should check out Stack King from Appy Inc.

As its name implies, Stack King is all about stacking. The first level starts out with a row of boxes that move back and forth across the screen. You must tap on the boxes to stop them in their place. Your timing must be impeccable as you want to stop each new row exactly on top of the previous one.

The better you line up your stack, the more points you earn. When the stack gets higher, the game gets increasingly challenging because your stack gets more narrow. It’s easy to stack four boxes on top of five boxes, not so easy to stack one on top of two. You continue stacking until you reach the end of the level or you miss and a box falls off the growing pile.

It’s a fast-paced game and wonderfully addicting. It’s also one of those games like Jenga that keeps you on the edge as you build your way to the top. One warning — the game does have a bouncy background track, so you may want to turn down the volume before firing it up in a crowded room.

If you’re tired of Temple Run and want something different, then you should check out Stack King. Stack King is perfect for those idle moments when you want a game that’s quick and easy. If you want more of a challenge, then you can compete for the top spot on the GameCenter leader board or find a friend for a quick pick-up game.

There’s only one thing I would change about Stack King and that would be the levels. I would love to see more! I’ve talked with the team at Appy Inc and they’ve promised me they have several new and challenging level in the works. Fingers-crossed they can roll them into an update soon.

Stack King is a universal app and available for free from the App Store. It’s a freemium game with a twist. You can earn your way through the levels or pay to advance. It costs US$0.99 for each level or $1.99 to unlock them all. You can also unlock a level if you share it with a friend and tell them about the game.

Daily iPhone App: Stack King lets you stack people, aliens and more for points originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 01 Mar 2012 22:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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