Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage is a puzzle game that involves slicing through blocks of ice in order to get abandoned vikings to their longboats. Those blocks of ice can be smashed up if they get to the boat after sliding or swinging across the stage, since our hapless hero is there at the ready with an oversized hammer. There are bonus chests scattered around the level full of coins which can be used to unlock new branching stages, provided you can get it to the boat without burning through too many slices. Every stage has a set number of coins to collect, as well as an occasional Play Games achievement to earn.
There are three chapters plus the tutorial chapter, with 140 stages all told. That's plenty to chew on for $0.99. Though a lot of Icebreaker is understandably arctic-themed, you'll play through swamps, the bowls of a Kraken, and all sorts of other great settings cooked up since the iOS launch. The physics puzzles can get particularly challenging and interesting at later stages. That said, optional in-app purchases are available if you need consumable power-ups to get through especially tricky parts.
Icebreaker has a Cut the Rope vibe, but the free-form ice cutting is distinctly different, not to mention following an altogether different premise. What I like most about Icebreaker are the chunky, low-fi graphics and the nuggets of dialog between each level. The brand of goofiness is very reminiscent of The Lost Vikings, which seems appropriate. If you're looking for a puzzle game with a healthy dose of humor and some viking attitude, be sure to snag Icebreaker.