Zen Bound 2 for iPhone and iPad review

Zen Bound 2 is a very relaxing game in which you must wrap rope around a wooden object, and as you do, paint is applied to the object. The objective is to cover the entire object with paint, all while enjoying the relaxing and soothing environment the object is floating in.

In each level of Zen Bound, a strange wooden object floats in front of a beautiful background with soothing music playing. There's a nail in one end of it with a rope attached. With intuitive gestures, you spin the object around with the goal of wrapping the rope around it. As the rope touches the wood, paint appears on the object at the point of contact (plus a little more). Some levels have extra nails with paint balls at the end, and when the rope touches these, paint splatters on a fairly large area of the wood. The goal is to cover the object with as much paint as possible before tying the rope around the finishing nail.

The good

  • Beautiful graphics (fancy shaders, realistic lighting)
  • Over 100 levels
  • 45-minute soundtrack from 'Ghost Monkey'
  • Relaxing
  • Challenging
  • Retina Display and Gyro sensor support
  • Game Center achievements
  • Universal for iPhone and iPad

The bad

  • No complaints

The bottom line

Zen Bound 2 is the perfect game for puzzle lovers who are looking for something a little more relaxing. This is a no-stress game where you can take your time completing each level. The soothing atmosphere makes Zen Bound meditative and therapeutic while at the same time being a challenge.

Leanna Lofte

Former app and photography editor at iMore, Leanna has since moved on to other endeavors. Mother, wife, mathamagician, even though she no longer writes for iMore you can still follow her on Twitter @llofte.