If you're into mind-benders, pay attention. What we've got here is Magic Cuts, a game born not only from the desire to make you furiously scratch your head, but also an academic paper about "dissecting planar shapes into two identical parts."

What results is an enjoyable romp, dragging lines about to slice shapes up into their identical halves. There's a whole plethora of things to halve, and some will definitely challenge you. The result is a seemingly simple game that's both fun and elegant.

Other than that, there's not much to say. It's free in the Market, so get out there and start slicing. QR code and download links are after the break.

 

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Android Quick App: Magic Cuts

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There's a major difference between Magic-Cuts and Slice it,
Slice It: slice into equal area subshapes.
Magic-Cuts: cut into two EXACTLY IDENTICAL shapes.

Looks very similar to Slice It, but not nearly as fun or challenging. The sound for the game just sounds... bad, very bad. I don't think I could go through 120+ levels having to put up with that sound.

This looks fun but this permission concerns me:

"PHONE CALLS
READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and the like."

I don't know why it would need to do that.

It needs that permission to cut away from the game when you receive an incoming call. Nearly all games have that permission if you look.

Don't worry, the sky isn't falling. ;-)

only 5 out of the 12 top paid games use it... i wouldn't call that nearly all. and they're all from known and trusted developers. i'm not saying this developer would abuse that information i just think it's important to be cautious.

Of course it is important to be cautious, but there is no sense in spreading FUD over a commonly used permission.