XIM Inc. is offering Droplets, a mind twisting puzzler of a game, over at the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. You have two versions of the game, Droplets (runs $1.99) and Droplets Free (freebie). The key difference in the two games is that Droplets Free is restricted to the Easy Setting (and that may be challenging enough for some). The free version also has an ad banner but it is discreet enough not to detract from the game.
You have two game modes, Easy and Pro. Easy is a "take your time and see how far you can go" type game while the Pro mode has you working against a timer for a score. You play the game by sliding droplets horizontally or vertically across the game board to burst the other droplets.
Sounds easy but the object of the game is to leave only one droplet on the board and with each level, you have to burst your droplets in a certain order to accomplish the goal. Droplets reminded me of the peg game at Cracker Barrel Restaurants where you have to jump the pegs, leaving only one peg at the end.
As you move up in levels, the more droplets are added to the playing board and the more thought is required for each move. Don't worry if you make a mistake because the developers were kind enough to include an "undo" button. If you really get stuck, there is a "hint" button that will give you a nudge in the right direction.
Droplets is a graphically pleasing, stable application that is highly addictive. Much like that peg game that once you get started, it's hard to admit defeat. XIM does a good job of making the first few levels relatively easy then cranks up the challenge around level ten. If you like addictive puzzle games, Droplets (either version) is a must.