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Zip Zap (2016) is a puzzle game with a simple premise. You move Erector/Meccano-style metal plates to get a ball in a white circle for at least a couple of seconds. It sounds simple. It is simple, although actually, it soon becomes head scratching to get the various cogs, levers and metal strips to cooperate

Play is always focused on bending and snapping back the two sprung plates. You tap to contract and change the angle of their connection, and release to let them return to original positions. The genius is the real physics of the game. By simply bending you can flick things, whack things, hang and dangle, gain momentum and lots else besides.

The result is a steadily evolving series of puzzle that are equally infuriating and inviting. There are over 100 levels that continue to take things in interesting directions.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Zip Zap 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Puzzle and Simulation game. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Very young players may soon struggle with the perseverance and timing required for puzzles. But those willing to keep trying will enjoy the simple controls and satisfaction of solving a seemingly impossible challenge.


There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 26/09/2016, updated in 2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Kamibox Ph (@Kamibox_Ph)

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