short video: http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2016-07-07/woman-tries-to-solve-rubiks-cube-while-driving/
Super Lemonade Factory is now free. old style graphics
ColorTrek: I've been playing the Premium version sporadically. Specifically the easy levels whic I can solve in 5 seconds.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
The arrows: once you're on them, you must go in that direction.
These are pretty tough. There are 56 levels and at the moment I've done 22.
Friday, July 22, 2016
1. Some of the green squares have to be crossed 2 or even 3 times. Actually, we've seen this before.
2. Purple wormholes. We've seen this too.
3. Yellow squares. When passing over a yellow square, it will turn green and move to a new spot. This we've never seen before!
4. Starting at level 57, some green squares turn black temporarily, so you have to time your path.
5. Starting at level 65, the stripped green squares travel along an invisible track.
I thought level 55 was pretty tough. After about 10 attempts, I had my 'aha' moment.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The 4x4 grid sizes: there are 200 levels. Obviously these are the easiest....but I've suffered many deaths. At the moment, I've done about 75 levels.
There are 200 more levels in the 5x5 series. Haven't touched them.
In the 6x6 series, also 200, I've done 102. Yes, they're tough.
Then there's the 'filled 4x4' which is very interesting. And hard! See the last image for an example of that.
There should be a leaderboard to see who else is playing. Very, very good game.
Similar games (this list is incomplete):
Movez Pretty much the same as Block Mania but it has 1680 levels. I've solved 592 of them. That's probably enough.
Frozen Ice Cubes What's different: there's a point of 'no return'.
Escapology, reviewed by Nicola Salmoria. He told me about this game ages ago. I played it and enjoyed it, but never blogged about it.
Block Mania Similar to Movez
Move Puzzle - A Funny Strategy Game, Matching Tiles Within Finite Moves
Vubu What's different: the vubu men have different powers. Very sophisticated, very intelligent. Possibly the very best in this genre.
Move: A Brain Shifting Game
Monday, July 18, 2016
There are 50 levels and I've done only 17. Chain Linker deserves more attention as a pure puzzler. The graphics could be better though.
Friday, July 15, 2016
It's been a long time since I've tried any mechanical puzzles. I bought these almost a year ago, and only now have gotten around to them. The first one is the Transparent Lock by Gary Foshee. The object is just to remove the clasp. Not very hard, but extremely well made.
The second puzzle is called Larva and the object is to slide the metal pieces around so that the coin can drop off. Robrecht Louage. Not too hard, but there's a nice surprise.
MoYu is a twisty puzzle that's actually 2 puzzles in one. The circles - I first saw that feature in Smart Alex from 25 years ago. Otherwise, it's not that hard.
Cast Keyhole - Hanayama Metal Puzzle comes from Vesa Timonen. I've taken them apart but haven't restored it yet. Vesa has produced some very cool mechanical puzzles in the past.