There are very few quality games that take a fraction of a second to understand but an insane amount of time to master. Stickets is one of those games. It's exactly as advertised: an elegantly brutal puzzle game. The one and only mechanic of Stickets is to place your tri-coloured blocks reminiscent of Tetris blocks on a 5x5 grid and connect three of a colour to clear them away. If you thought you'd be rewarded for clearing pieces, you'd be wrong. You only get rewarded by sticking pieces to the grid. Once you've stuck 50 pieces on in the basic 'space' mode, you unlock 'time' mode. This is where it all goes down.
In 'time' mode, you have a meter that tells you how many blocks will disappear if you don't clear them in time. Fear not, for the meter refills for every four pieces you clear. There is one last mode, the 'puzzle' mode, but I'll let you discover how to unlock and play that for yourself.
Tetris and any match-three games pale in comparison to Stickets from a difficulty point of view. If you enjoyed Waderland's other iOS games Midas Touch or Impasse, I'm positive you'll have a fantastic time with Stickets.
Stickets is available for $2.99 on most iOS device stores.