Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Monday, November 30, 2020
Yunus Ayyildiz's Other Games
Puzzlement from 2018
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
At the moment, there are 184 levels created by Armen. Other users are creating their own levels and uploading them.
Logic Flow starts out very easy and gets tough very quickly. At the moment, I'm stuck on #52.
Fans of Lunar Lockout: this game is up your alley!
Friday, November 20, 2020
Symmetrica: Minimalistic arcade game is fun! There are 16 free levels. 36 extra levels cost $.99.
Each level has multiple guns that must shoot targets. Sounds boring! It's not because the guns are rotating slowly and often traveling around a defined path. Sometimes the targets are moving too.
Yes it's a shooting game. But I would classify it more as an artistic game.
Sorry, no images to display. Trust me, this game is a winner. I completed all the levels over 2 days.
Monday, November 16, 2020
We've seen this type of game many times before. The graphics are great. About 30 levels. Not hard at all. Unfortunately, ads.
Strictly for novice puzzlers.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Monday, November 9, 2020
Drop Drop! is a point scoring game. You have to match colors. I played it last night and the game would not end! Every time I was on the verge of losing, I would get good pieces that cleared the board. I checked the leaderboard, and I was #1. I was also the only person on the leaderboard. Ha!
The graphics are very good.
Adem's other puzzles
Friday, October 23, 2020
Michal Gorny recently contacted me about his point scoring puzzle app game. The object is to score points by exchanging tiles vertically/horizontally to create 3 or more of the same number.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
The Great Erno Rubik has written an autobiography:
Monday, August 10, 2020
Tiny Islands comes from David King. The object is to place houses, churches, forests etc onto a grid, trace out 3 islands, and optimize your points.
The scoring system is fairly straight forward. I won't go into that here.
Very Interesting: for each move, you have the option of playing 1 of 2 pieces.
You can play the 'Daily Shuffle' game multiple times. Memorize the cards and then optimize your strategy.
Warning: this game is highly addictive. Not for gamers who move quickly. Take your time!
Play it online only - I think.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Interesting new puzzle. The inventor, Greg Pfennig has a long history of making fantastic twisty puzzles.
Monday, August 3, 2020
I'm waiting for the new ipados to come out. The rumor is that it will be available on Sept 13.
At the moment, my ipad 4 is not allowing me to download new/current puzzles because it's not able to download the newest software. (I suspect Apple does this intentionally to force people to buy new ipads.)
So I'm on Steam. The first thing I notice is that the prices for games are higher than on iOS. Why?
Another thing: are there games that are available only on Steam and not on iOS?
Most importantly: throw some puzzle recommendations in the comments section.
This game: https://store.steampowered.com/app/801380/MOVIT/ Movit is a total ripoff of a game called Deadlocked which I reviewed in 2011. What I later learned is that the author of Deadlocked ripped somebody else off!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
QiYi Duomo Cube Pyraminx Magic Cube - Black Link $6 This puzzle comes from Justin Eplett. The internal mechanism is a skewb. I used my pyraminx algorithms to solve it. Kind of easy. Very attractive design. Even cheaper price here.
JS Eagle-Eye Magic Cube $5 Link This puzzle is similar to Smart Alex from 1992. If you can solve Smart Alex, this one's a no-brainer.
Shengshou Magic Tower Magic Cube $5 Link I was overthinking this!
Monday, July 20, 2020
Parker: keep up the great work.
Logisquares is Parker's very good puzzle app from 2013. It's no longer available.
Friday, July 17, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020
The graphics are a bit out-dated. But that's not important here. The levels have been designed with utmost care. I don't know who made it either! He/She/They did a great job.
7/16/2020: Addendum: this game is available https://toucharcade.com/community/threads/newtons-cradle-puzzle-game-by-peter-hijma.409172/
The author is Peter Hijma.
Thursday, July 9, 2020
It's a very cute story. Kind of short. And besides, it's free.
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
'Only 32 puzzle pieces give 892.616.806.656.000.000.000.000 combinations.' Fortunately, each level has 3 free hints.
There are 100 levels. I've solved about 6 levels. They are not easy. However, this game is so much easier than his last game One Line Weekly.
Keep up the good work Marcelo!
Marcelo's other games
Save Planet Cube
One Line Weekly
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Trinagon 3D Intuitive Logic comes from Lucas Pradlwarter. The object is to swivel/rotate circles of triangles to create specific patterns.
Mad Triad from 2010. This is a mechanical puzzle that operates on the same principle. The concept was first developed by Doug Engel in the 80s.
Trinagon Sample which was only 2D.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
When my high score was 1800, I couldn't believe that anybody could do much better. At the time I was # 7 or 8 on the Leaderboard.
I came up with a modified strategy and now I'm at the top of the Leaderboard with 5600.
1. Whenever you have a choice, always opt to score points with the balls that are caged in place.
2. Whenever you score points with 4 in a group, it eliminates 3 of them and leaves 1 with wings that can go anywhere. That winged ball must always be used to knock out another piece. Never put it in a blank space.
3. Always try to get a group of 5. 4 will be eliminated. The 1 that remains will be a bomb that will wipe out a 3x3 area. Make sure the bomb is activated in the middle, not on the edges.
4. When things get very crowded - you're in trouble. You may have a choice to eliminate 3 reds or 3 blues. Choose the color that is more in the center. If your last holes are on the edges, it's bad news.
5. Once you've cracked 3000, then you've done everything right. The game can theoretically go on forever. Take breaks. I'm looking forward to my high score getting smashed.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Nice job Domas!
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
I was hoping for some new element. Orixio is basically the same, and later came out with Orixio with wormholes.
Drop Pocket from 2017
Zhed from 2017
Orixio from 2019
Orixio Wormhole from 2020
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
100×3 Logic Games comes from Andrea Sabbatini. Once again produced a puzzle app that contains multiple puzzle genres. This one has 14 games.
I've spent about 2 hours on solving maybe 60 levels out of 300. Did I mention that each game has 300 levels?
Andrea: you've hit another home run.
Also by Andrea:
Park SeasonsHedgehog GardensPark Seasons
Parks and Landscapes
Monday, April 27, 2020
Your Man is the #6 tile. You have 6 moves -swapping with neighboring tiles - to create 3 in a row. As soon as that happens, Your Man is re-energized back to 6. If you cannot make a match - game over.
My high score is about 380. According to the Leaderboard, somebody has 29,000! What are they doing?
Here's the deal: as you play the game, new features get added. Unfortunately, they are never explained.
This game has so much potential. The graphics have to go. And there needs to be a tutorial.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Whey you're done, there's a second version of Paradox that costs $1.99. I've only just started it.
Watch the 18 minute trailor: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe1LNXl3yYWPNWeJT_AsP1w
Other Rusty Lake Games I've played and reviewed:
Cube Escape: Birthday
Cube Escape: Case 23
Cube Escape: The Mill
Cube Escape: Harvey's Room
Cube Escape: The Lake
Cube Escape: Arles
Cube Escape: Seasons
Cube Escape: Theater
Cube Escape: The Cave
Rusty Lake: Hotel
Rusty Lake: Roots
Rusty Lake: Paradise