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Countdown: DownToZero

Countdown: DownToZero
  • #: 175856
  • Price: $1.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2009-09-29
  • Current Version: 1.4
  • 1.4
  • Size: 0.80 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Steven Proulx
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 2.2.1 or later
  • © Hondune Games, 2009
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*Countdown was previously known under the title "DownToZero"

Now updated with 3 graphical skins to choose from!

Countdown has been featured by IGN as one of "8 Great Unsung iPhone Games"! Thank you IGN!!! Here's what they have to say:

"our puzzler of choice is the simple yet superbly implemented Countdown... It's unbelievably tense and hugely compulsive - with the game's 1-minute Time Attack mode being an absolute gem. Throw in responsive touch-screen controls, 3-minute Time Attack and Endless Modes, a Global online leader board and [...] we can't recommend it highly enough."

Countdown is a fast action puzzle game.

[3] Drag your finger to connect blocks that

subtract down to zero.

[2] Connected blocks will disappear after

2 seconds.

[1] Connect more blocks before they disappear

to create chains!

[0] Good luck!

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- Endless Mode

- Time Attack: 1 minute

- Time Attack: 3 minutes

- Clear the board


- Leaderboard for each game mode.

- If you are away from an internet connection when you get a high score, the game will resend the next time you launch the game in an area with a connection.


- Don't worry if you get a call, text message, or just have to exit the game in the middle of the action. The next time you start the game, your previous session is immediately restored!


- Loads fast, menus navigate quickly.

- Time attack modes are perfect for when you just have a moment while waiting in line, etc.

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more acclaim for Countdown:

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"Countdown is a great casual game that gives your brain a much needed workout... It can get addictive."

- Musttap.com

5.5 / 6 Stars

- Appviewer.de

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Some comments from players on the toucharcade.com forums:

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"I love the retro graphics, the sounds are great, and the game play really is fantastic. It's one of those games you can just pick up and play to kill time whenever, and the re-playability is great."

"This is a casual puzzle with a really well balanced production."

"I keep returning to this game over alot of the other stuff I've bought recently. It's fantastic and I'm going to recommend it to whoever I can"

"Really like this puzzler and it will stay on my iDevice for some time. Highly recommended."

"Countdown combines elements of Drop7, Numba and Big Top 10, but what it adds is a bucketload of timing, strategy, pacing, and competition... I recommend it not only to fans of the aforementioned titles, but to anyone that likes puzzle games that challenge your mind and your dexterity."

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Rated 4/5 based on 2 customer reviews.


4/5 stars

Fun math based game.

I like the multiple Skins that are now usable, I am normally a fan of retro but for some reason I did not like the original style, the modern style I like. Containing online leaderboards, three skins, and 4 game modes this game has a good bit of variety and challenge to offer. The Scoring system gives bonuses for using longer chains which is a great factor in balancing the game out. Over all worth it for a math game lover or possibly even for someone just looking for a fun pick up and play game.

5/5 stars

The original was better

The new update ruined the game for me. The old graphics were much more unique, and so was the name. The gameplay is still fun, but really ugly. Please put an option to change the game back to the way it was.

Edit- it's great to see the retro style to be back. The new modern style looks good, too. Thanks for the update.


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