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  • Publisher: Mofongo Studios
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 7.4 MB
  • Version: 1.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: ITUNES BUG UPDATE 1/4/10:
Sorry about the unavailability bug! Now fixed - you can once again buy the game!

Happy New Year everyone!

Jay is Games Best 7th Best Puzzle Game of 2009
Kongregate Monthly Contest - 5th Place (Nov. 2009)
Kongregate Weekly Contest - 2nd Place (Week of Nov. 24th, 2009)

It's a rare game that combines brains and beauty in such a unique and accessible wayone of the most enjoyable puzzlers aroundI recommend Copy Cat whole-heartedly
- Psychotronic, Jay is Games


Copy Cat is thought-provoking and compelling
Jeremy Horwitz, iLounge

I strongly recommend this addictive game to all puzzle lovers get your brain around colors!
Den, iPhone Application List

it deserves some love.

Solving puzzles in Copy Cat delivers that wonderful "a-ha!" feeling that sits so well in a gamers soul.
-Jim Squires, Gamezebo

Copy Cat is reminiscent of the classic Factory Balls and just as addictive.
-Jack Shepherd, BuzzFeed

One of those rare gems
Meghan Sullivan, SF Examiner


Copy Cat: A Painter's Puzzle is unique
Ravenblack, TouchArcade Forum

Must. Stop. Playing. But. Can't.
-Claudgrrl via Twitter

For puzzling, general design, execution and originality it is a 5 star
-Pluto6 via iTunes Store

This is exactly the sort of visual puzzle that there aren't enough of.
-Xixen via Jay is Games


Art meets Factory Balls in this unique, addictive puzzler!

Copy Cat challenges you to duplicate 35 colorful abstract paintings using a series of stencils and mixing paints. The levels are not timed, but you have to reach a minimum degree of accuracy to move to the next level.

Copy Cat gives you an ultimate goal and any number of ways to get there!

You won't be able to put it down until you beat all 35 addicting levels!


Easy-to-understand but addicting concept, with an
easy in-game tutorial!

Intuitive touch-screen interface!

35 addicting levels! All the levels of the Flash version,
plus 5 extra levels exclusive to the iPhone/iPod Touch!

10+ stencil shapes to paint with!

Use paints in all the primary colors, plus white!

Addictive gameplay!
09-10-2009, 06:58 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Chocolate City
Posts: 258
Looks like an awesome game! Bad thing, its $$. But it sounds like an amazing app which I am sure will be a hit. They should make a lite version and a mode where you can paint whatever you want

09-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,833
There are so many things coming out of the app store right now - this one seems to have been overlooked.

It is a pretty fun puzzler - basically you have to make a "painting" that copies another. You have various stencils, and you have basic color paint - you job is then to make a blank canvas match the real work of art.

The challenge in this is that you have to think in reverse - and as the levels get harder you are doing double reverses with different paints to get the desired effect. You definitely have to plan ahead.

The background music is nice - classical - it loops, but is long enough to not be annoying, and seem too repetitive.

Some people might be turned off by the number of levels, but I am at level 6 and am stuck and having to think about this one. There will some levels that you just get, but as I say - you have to sometimes paint over an already painted area with a differnt color or stencil to get the desired effects. I am having a lot of fun with this, and think it may be a sleeper - if you like visual puzzles - take a look at this one - there is no time limit - scoring is purely based on being accurate compared to the original.

Recommended for people who enjoy visual puzzles with no time limits.

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
09-11-2009, 07:17 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
This is gonna be a hidden gem unless it gets some notice soon. I'm gonna try to make a demo of one level just with screenshots.

You start out with a blank canvas on the left. The right is the one you need to copy. On the bottom, you have three primary colors and white. The right side bar is the stencils provided for you to make the shapes. The top bar with the percentage is an indication of how close you are to the original painting.

Paint the background red.

Drag the stencil shapes to make the shape on the painting.

Apply yellow paint to make the background orange.

Remove the stencils and there you have it.

Quite entertaining for 99c.

- You need to mix colors to get secondary colors.
- You need to think about the shapes.
- You need to mx colors in right order to get the pattern objective.
09-11-2009, 08:41 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,833
@Ravenblack -

Nice demo representation and explanation. I tried to describe what needed to happen, but a picture is worth a thousand words eh?

I'm stuck on level 6 still... Not sure what I am missing - but something - I can get 1 of the corners, but then everything else messes up...

Quite the challenging game.

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
09-11-2009, 09:26 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
Level 6: The one with the cross and the wavey line?

(Highlight to read)

1. The red goes on first.

2. Then place the wavey stencils.

3. Paint Yellow

4. Place the cross.

5. Remove the wavey shapes

6. Paint blue.
09-11-2009, 09:37 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,833
Actually - it was level 5 - but I figured it out - level 6 was not bad - so that hint will remain for others having trouble solving it. The game is very clever.

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
09-11-2009, 09:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,755
It is.

I got a feeling I'll be done too soon and want more...
09-11-2009, 10:10 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,833
Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
It is.

I got a feeling I'll be done too soon and want more...
I am going through it with my kids so it will take a bit longer for me - great visual skills for them.

GameCenter ID : oldestgamer
09-11-2009, 11:25 PM
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: 英國劍橋
Posts: 1,569
Originally Posted by Ravenblack View Post
It is.

I got a feeling I'll be done too soon and want more...
..ask and thy shall receive

There's a flash-based game "Factory Balls 2" that uses very similar mechanics - enjoy