Remember The Secret of Grisly Manor – the first foray from Fire Maple? Well, the second is The Lost City, still by the same developer. The puzzles in this game require pixel-hunting throughout the city. The player has to look at each room and find items that are added to the inventory. These items can be used later when the player checks other rooms. The city opens with flourishing waterfalls, ornate alcoves, and hidden jewels that the player has to find – looks much like a scene from one of Indiana Jones’ Movies.
The ability of the game to [Read More...]
Have you ever been to the Island nation of Camatuga? Neither have I – I don’t think it even exists. Bridge Constructor allows you to explore the Island while building bridges. Players can build their bridges over rivers, canals or even deep valleys. After the player has completed the bridge, they perform a stress test to see whether the completed bride can withstand the stress from trucks and cars that use it.
One of the best things is that the game allows the player to choose what materials to use when building their [Read More...]
‘Mate in 3? Ok!’ is the title of this chess app. The program has 210 problems. There are 10 free levels and I’ve done them all. The next 200 levels cost $1.99. Which comes to 1 penny per puzzle.
I know lots of people are reluctant to make such a purchase but are perfectly happy to spend $4.50 on a cup of coffee that lasts 15 minutes.
Surprisingly, it’s rare that a puzzle app developer gives a great description of their app. This is one of them, below. I think it’s unique and fun. Am I addicted? No. But this is good! I’ve played it 8 times. I enjoyed it.
“Crystal Sliders is a deceptively simple but fun and challenging new puzzle game! Your goal is to remove all crystals from a starting arrangement by selecting groups of two or more adjacent crystals of the same color. The larger the group removed at once, the larger your score. But there’s a twist: the remaining crystals slide and [Read More...]
Bakos Lucian recently contacted me about his new puzzle app game: Century Puzzle. The object is to swivel the rings so that each column of numbers adds up to 100.
This is a very old type of puzzle. I have a paper version of this – it was hard to solve. But I did it. I’m not sure where it is, but I think it has 5 rings.
Century Puzzle has 6 rings – a lot more difficult!
There are 100 levels here. I don’t expect this puzzle to gain popularity because once you’ve done 1, there’s no urge to [Read More...]
TapGem is a very interesting puzzle app game. The object is to place 4 gems on each colored region and ensure that each row and column has the correct number of gems as indicated. See the left margin and the row of numbers on the top.
If a number is in black, then you have satisfied the correct number of gems in that row or column. You can then white out the other squares because they cannot have gems.
There are 60 free levels. I’ve done all the easy and medium levels. Here’s what I don’t like: many of these [Read More...]
Chemin is by Enrique Brandariz: http://www.enriquebrandariz.com/chemin/CheminEN/Home.html
You are given numbered red squares – already fixed in the grid. Your task is to till the missing numbers so that there is a snake pattern from start to finish. By the way, the word Chemin means road in French.
The grid sizes are 4×4, 5×5, 6×6 and 7×7. 25 levels per grid size. I raced through them and completed everything within 2 days.
The concept is not new. Marilyn vos Savant, supposedly the smartest person in the world, calls her version Numbrix. So I’ve been doing these for ages.
Chemin’s user [Read More...]