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App of the Day: Toybox

Toybox brings frantic mutlitasking to iOS gaming in a way you've never seen before.

Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.

Doing two things at once can be a tricky prospect, even if they're two very simple things. Toybox aims to challenge that ability. It splits the game down the screen: on the left, you have a shooter, kind of like Galaga, with waves of UFOs coming at you like a spider monkey; on the right, blocks will drop down and you have to match them in colour lots of three.

What blocks you get depends on the UFOs you shoot; the colours correspond, and if the light on a UFO is flashing, it will give you a block of the same colour. In this way, you can try to plan out your block drops a bit better — but the further you go, the more frantic it gets.

There's a new puzzle every week, too, so it will stay fresh and challenging for a long time.

Toybox for iOS (AU$0.99)