The object of CrossCross Puzzle is to make each square get to zero. Tap on a square and all the squares in that row and column will decrease by 1.
I’ve seen this type of puzzle before.
CrossCross has 168 free levels. Of those, I’ve done 84 of them. Sorry for not completing them all. But there are so many other puzzle apps that I must investigate.
You might think that the solution is to automatically tap the highest numbers. Not necessarily.
CrossCross Puzzle does not make the list of Best Puzzle Apps of 2012, but hey, it’s free and [Read More...]
The object of BeeCells Lite is to move the colored tiles around – one at a time – until they form clusters of 6 or more. They will disappear, you will score points, and the program will randomly generate new colored cells.
I thought that my top score of 405 was pretty darn good. I’ve played this puzzle app for several hours. Then I checked the leaderboard. First, my score only put me in the top 45%. Second, the top score is over 85,000.
I am flabbergasted that someone could achieve that. Furthermore, many other players have scored in the [Read More...]
The object of Arrow Point is to place 16 tiles in the middle of the grid so that the numbered squares on the perimeter have exactly that many number of arrows pointing at them.
Look at the first image. Notice the tiles all have 1 arrow and they are orthogonal. Now look at the second image. The tiles have two arrows and they are orthogonal and diagonal. Tough!
Look at the squares in the perimeter. See the yellow one that says 2/3. The top number indicates that many arrows should point to it. The bottom number indicates that 3 arrows [Read More...]
Gone Buggy is a packing puzzle consisting of mostly 1, 2 & 4 sized tiles in the shapes of bugs.
The objective is to fit them into the grid.
If you can’t do it, then you can fry a bug into smaller bits with the magnifying glass.
As you can see, there are 99 levels. I’ve played Gone Buggy for about 4 hours and solved 44 levels.
I normally eschew this type of ‘fill the tray with pieces’ puzzle. Gone Buggy has a certain flair. Perhaps it’s the fact that it gives you 1 piece at a time. I think [Read More...]
SEQ comes from Thomas Castel and is an interesting puzzle app! The object is to draw paths, counting down, from each colored number to any of the zeros on the grid. Here’s where it gets interesting: some squares can/must be used by both sequences. And the key is figuring them all out. SEQ has 160 levels: I’ve done 122 levels so far.
The first 40 levels are free. I enjoyed them, so I paid .99 for the next batch, and then another .99 for the remainder. Definitely worth your time. SEQ could land on the list of Best Puzzle Apps of 2012. Tom Cutrofello [Read More...]
The game is called Unblock Me Free. The game can be played on either the Android or the iPhone systems. There is also a non free version for the iPhone. In this review I will cover the Android version.
Since I like challenging puzzles of any kind, I was drawn to games like this. For me there is nothing like sitting down and finding a few pieces on a board with one challenge to be solved. Take the one piece and move it out of the play area. This all [Read More...]
Matthew Klundt, of Terrible Games, recently sent me a promo code to play-test his puzzle app Woodhead.
Woodhead is a sliding tiles puzzle that uses the principle of: a tile will slide all the way until it hits a wall or solid object. We’ve seen several dozen of these types of puzzles before. A favorite is Blockhouse.
Woodhead has some old and new, interesting elements.
1. The object is to swipe Woodhead to the exit and picking up jewels first. Nothing new here.
2. On some levels, Woodhead must first pick up a key to unlock a door. We’ve seen [Read More...]