Jelly Blocks comes from Michael Le. It’s a bit like sokoban: move the objects so that all the blue squares connect. Then do the same for the other colors.
All the shapes move simultaneously, one step at a time. The black shapes never move. The purple shapes have to be pushed by another piece.
There are 96 levels and most of them have multiple solutions. That’s okay. Some of them will get you thinking. I’ve solved all of them. I’m hoping that Michael or another puzzle app designer will produce more levels.
Bottom Line: Jelly Blocks is a [Read More...]
The smart kind people at ThinkFun sent me a promo code to play Chocolate Fix. Like many of their puzzle games, there are easy, medium, hard & expert levels.
You are given clues about the arrangement of the chocolates: brown, pink, white combined with circle, square, triangle.
These puzzles have to be solved with a little trial and error.
So far, I’ve done all 100 medium levels. That was to get my feet wet on this concept. I’ve done 12 of the hard levels and 10 of the expert levels, including. For good measure, I did the last 5 of [Read More...]
Connect! is a topology type puzzle app. The object is to connect a path from A to the furthest level. Your path may go horizontally, vertically, diagonally. You will probably have to zigzag.
The first 40 levels are free. And they’re easy. But the next 120 levels are harder and cost $1.99.
Right now I’ve solved all 160 levels. The puzzles are not very difficuly. But they’re fun and perfect to play when ‘watching’ tv news shows.
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Magnets Puzzle Free is the name of this free puzzle app game from Wiseguy Sharp LLC.
The object is to place magnets into the slots and orient them correctly. A + can never be next to a +. Also, the numbers on the sides indicate how many +’s and -’s exist in that row or column.
Tricky: some rectangular tiles will have no magnets at all.
I’ve played this game only on the easy level to get the hang of it. It’s interesting.
I’m not sure, but this type of puzzle may have been originally published in Japan.
Hey, it’s [Read More...]
Swisch is a series of 80 tilt maze puzzles. You are the red circle and your object is to get inside the green U. I have done so many Tilt-maze puzzle apps, that I’ve completely lost track.
Swisch has lots of extra features, most of which I’ve seen before: wormholes, arrows that force your direction, unlocking doors, etc. Interesting feature: the wooden blocks need to be hammered twice before disintegrating. I don’t think I’ve seen that feature before. This is quite interesting.
The 80 levels: 11 training levels. Puzzle Pack #1 has 25 levels – kind of easy. Puzzle pack [Read More...]
Ryan Gorer has developed a most interesting series of puzzles. You are given a pipe with a star on it. You must slide the pipe and bend it so that the star lines up perfectly on the blank star.
There are 100 levels. I’ve done 33 of them. Some of them are quite tricky.
One qualm I have with this puzzle: suppose you tap on the pipe to bend it. It may bend to the right instead of to the left. If that happens, double tap on the joint and hopefully it will unbend and then bend in the [Read More...]
The object of Vubu is to move the men into the blue square. They all move in unision. Be careful about losing a man over the edge.
Most of the Vubus are of the regular type. The Wise Man: he’ll move normally, but he won’t go over the edge. The Blind Man: he won’t move at all. Unless another Vubu is next to him. The Stubborn Man: he’ll move normally, unless another is next to him; then he’ll remain still. The Dragon Vubu: he breathes fire and will incinerate another vubu.
These puzzles are pure logic. Of the 50 regular [Read More...]