Updated: Aqueduct for iPhone

One of my favorite time wasters just got a big update at the iTunes App Store and, if you like puzzle games, this is a must download.

A couple of weeks ago, I put in my picks for the CNET 100 best iPhone apps (check out all the CNET editors' picks here). One title I chose, Aqueduct, continues to be a go-to game for me whenever I have a few moments.

For those who haven't played, Aqueduct combines the old sliding tile and pipeline types of games into an enjoyable and challenging puzzle experience with tons of levels to conquer. Unique board tiles add to the challenge with some that teleport your piece to a different part of the board and others that act as conveyor belts. As you work your way through the levels, you'll quickly find that special tiles and unique board layouts introduce added challenges when trying to get the water from spigot to drain.

Today, I got an e-mail from the Kieffer Bros, developers of Aqueduct, announcing that version 1.1 had just been posted to the iTunes App Store. This fun puzzler is now a Universal app featuring silky-smooth graphics optimized for the iPad as well as the iPhone 4 Retina display. There are also 48 new levels to try that show up as "Extra Puzzles" on the level select screen of the game.

If you're looking for a simple but challenging puzzle game that's easy to pick up and play or were already a fan of Aqueduct, the update adds even more content to what was already a solid puzzle game.

About Jason Parker

Jason Parker has been at CNET for more than 13 years. He is the Senior Editor in charge iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.