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Make Square by Claudio Sassaki FREE

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Make Square from Claudio Sassaki is a point scoring puzzle app game. The object is to place the pieces, 3 at a time, onto the grid to make squares.

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At first, it seemed that this game would take forever to play. But as more colors get added, things get crowded.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/make-square/id1247689529?mt=8

Other Point Scoring Games Worthy of Your Time (Some are no longer available.)
NumberMania
Four Straight Lines
Pushopolous
Stickets
Folt
Nineout
Nineout II
BeeCells Lite
Kindly Colors
HexAgony
Domino Drop
Put Number
Tripevo
Triple Town
Kindly  Colors
COLORswipe
SubaraCity
Virus Pop Smash
+1 Number
4 Way Puzzle
Merged!
Enso
Politaire
Treple
numDance

Black Boxes

o:anquan
Levels
Buckets
Hit N Run
Puppo!
Omino!
Super Swipes


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logi. by ÇİZGİOFİSİ $.99

 logi. comes from ÇİZGİOFİSİ. At first, it seems like another laser/rolling ball, with mirrors/bumpers, maze puzzle. But it’s much more and very cool.

The blue bumpers can be rotated.
The red bumpers can be rotated, but once the ball taps that bumper, it disappears.
The orange squares are basic walls. Unless there’s an X inside. If that’s the case, it will act as a red bumper after being hit.
The gear bumper rotates 90 degrees after it’s hit.
The green bumpers are dotted on one side, solid on the other.  If the ball approaches on the dotted side, it will pass through as if there is no bumper.
The orange square with the double arrow: when it’s hit, will advance 1 space in the direction of the arrow.

There are 70 levels, at the moment.  I’ve done all 70.  Not impossibly hard. But definitely tricky clever.

Great graphics. Great job.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logi/id1397173114?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logi.game&hl=en_US
http://cizgiofisi.com/
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Another Robot solves Rubik’s Cube in record time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0pFZG7j5cE&feature=player_embedded

I’ve lost track of how many robots have broken the record for speed cubing. This record is going to stand for a while.
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Beam – Puzzle Game by Ryan Kozierok Free

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Loyal Blog Follower Joel told me about Beam – Puzzle Game by Ryan Kozierok. There are multiple objectives. Look at the last image. The object is to get the orange disc into the orange square. However, it cannot cross any other beam.  The solution is to move one of the blue discs first.

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Look at the first image. The object is to break the beams.  Most of the 60 levels have multiple objectives.

There are 60 levels and 10 bonus levels if you get 3 stars for optimum solutions.  I solved all 60 relatively quickly. It’s not hard, but it is an interesting concept.  I like the graphics too.  And it’s free.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beam-puzzle-game/id983760936?mt=8
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Rolling Bolts – Logic Puzzles by LÖVLUND INNOVATION AB FREE

 Rolling Bolts – Logic Puzzles  comes from LÖVLUND INNOVATION AB. It’s a gear puzzle where the object is to rotate the sections to match the rims.

1. All the gears are connected.
2. Each gear can rotate in either direction. A key element to solve is changing the direction in between moves.
3. The fewer moves, the more stars to accumulate.
4. The big gears move once per move.  The smaller gears move two steps for each move.
5. The smallest gears move 5 spaces. In essence, they’re really just moving 1 space, but in the opposite direction.

I like this game.  However, there are ads. Also, I had accumulated a certain number of stars to open the next section…..and mysteriously, my stars were gone and I had to start over again. Another problem: you have to swipe across a gear to make it change direction. Unfortunately, when doing so, you might actually tap it and make a move. This happens more on the tiny gears.

I like the concept. The graphics are okay.  But it’s not clicking with me.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rolling-bolts-logic-puzzles/id1376024301?mt=8
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Make Me Yellow by Peng Wan FREE

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In May of this year Bart Bonte published Yellow (Game). Great little game.

I’m not sure if Peng Wan’s Make Me Yellow is a clone. The concept is the same, but the levels appear be different.  I did the first 6 levels of Peng’s game (stuck on 6) and then redid the first 20 levels of Bart’s game. I saw no identical puzzles. But of course, there could be.

I emailed Peng to ask him about this. No response. I also emailed Bart, who said thanks for the alert.

At the VERY LEAST, Peng: you should acknowledge that you were inspired by Bart.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/make-me-yellow/id1208915737?mt=8
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Hexa Knot by Michal Gorny FREE

Hexa Knot comes from Michal Gorny.  The object is to swap tiles so that all the edges match and various loops are formed.

There are 500 levels broken into grid sizes of Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, and Huge.

I’ve been cruising through the Tiny levels. Fast and fun.  The Small levels are not that small!
I’ve also done a few of the ‘Huge’.
Hexa Knot is very relaxing.

Well done Michal.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hexa-knot/id1406776241?mt=8
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Logisquares: update

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Every so often I have to spring-clean my ipad and delete old puzzle games to make room for new ones. Logisquares was a recent victim. However, before I did that, I decided to complete all 64 levels. I only needed to do 5 more. Once you get the hang of the game, they go pretty fast. But, those last ones I had to do very slowly & carefully. Read my old review.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logisquares-hd/id652346496?mt=8
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ZenFold by OverHook Games FREE

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ZenFold is a very charming puzzle app game.

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The object is to fold the individual squares & rectangles to match the image.

There are 42 free levels. I’ve done 40.  This is a nice game.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zenfold/id1186543959?mt=8
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Ballz by Ketchapp FREE!

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Last week I saw somebody playing Ballz game on the subway.  Coincidentally, a student recommended it to me the next day. The game is reminiscent of Breakout, which came out in the 1970′s. Read this article from Wikipedia.

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So what’s different?
1. Each box gets a number. The box will disappear when it’s hit that number of times.
2. Look at the first image.  See the white dot on top? If you can collect it, that will increase the number of ballz that you will fire in the next round.
3. I haven’t figured out what the green dots are for.

I’ve played this about 25 times.  My high score is 99. That ranks me somewhere around 4 million out of 6 million on the Leaderboard.

Good game. It’s free. The graphics are outstanding. But I will not get addicted to this. Ketchapp has a string of good games!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ballz/id1139609950?mt=8
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