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13 Balls by Bimza LLC FREE

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13 Balls comes from Bimza LLC.  It’s a dexterity puzzle app game.  The object is to drop balls from the top and watch them bounce around the bumpers. Kind of like Pachinko.

The number of dots in each bumper indicate how many times it must be tapped.

This game is hard! But it’s also surprisingly fun.  I got to level 10 and gave up before the addiction set in.

Tomorrow’s game is a winner.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/13-balls/id1329162354?mt=8
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Logic Dots 2 by Ayopa Games LLC FREE

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Logic Dots 2 comes from Ayopa Games LLC.  The object is to place the dots in the grid to satisfy the number of dots specified for each row & column.  At the same time, the dots must form clusters that match the ones at the top of the screen.  See image #2 for an example.

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The App Store Gods highlighted this in their New Games We Love.  I do not love this game. Nevertheless, I’ve done over 100 levels. They’re fast. But I must move on to something more worthy.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logic-dots-2/id1160013432?mt=8
http://www.ayopagames.com/
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PixelMaze by Juhapekka Piiroinen FREE

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PixelMaze comes from Juhapekka Piiroinen. The object is to collect all the gems and get to the final checkerboard. It’s a maze, but it’s also a bit of a dexterity/time puzzle game.

There’s a sokoban element in some levels.

Level 14 had me stumped.  I emailed JP for a hint. (Then I realized that I hadn’t read the full description on the App Store!)  Subsequent to JP getting back to me, I realized there was a genuine problem.  He fixed it and the App Store people approved it within 48 hours.

There are 37 levels altogether. I definitely like that.  I’ve done about 19 levels.

There’s an infinity mode where most of the grid is hidden. As Your Man travels, the immediate are lights up. This element was programmed very well.  Overall, this is fun.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pixelmaze/id1252617787?ls=1&mt=8
http://www.jppiiroinen.com/pixelmaze/index.html
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100 Spots: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Jean-Michal Batty recently contacted me about his puzzle app game 100 Spots. The objective is to fill the grid with spots. Start anywhere. The next dot can move horizontally or vertically by skipping 2 dots.  Alternatively, your next spot can move diagonally, but this time only 1 dot is skipped.

The objective is to fill the grid!

We’ve seen these game rules before in other puzzle apps. But the titles have long vanished from our memory. I remember getting to 100 back then.  On this game, I got as high as 98.
These types of games are good for anybody who enjoyed the Knight’s Tour puzzle.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/100-spots/id975226674
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Nexionode Lite: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Dylan from Big Round Eyes recently contacted me about a puzzle app game of his called Nexionode.
Your task is to turn the orange lights blue by making contact with another node. Essentially, it’s a topology game. Knowing where to start and where to end is key.

At the beginning, all the circles have orange lights. You must change them to blue by connecting them to another circle.

At first, I thought to myself: just another topology game. However, These can be really challenging. For one thing, there are gray squares that act as obstacles.  Later on, the tiles are in perpetual motion and everything must be connected before intersections take place.  For those levels 3 things must happen: first solve the puzzle in the normal way (only in your head), strategize how to do, then do it lightning quick.

I have not solved all of the levels. I’m not sure how many levels because of the way they’re laid out. I’m guessing maybe 125 levels. I was challenged and I had fun; that’s the bottom line right? (Notice I used a colon there?)

Behind the puzzles, there is a science fiction story, but I didn’t pay attention to it. If you’ve been following this blog, you know that I always turn off the music & sound effects – to preserve the battery.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id891845081
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My brother ate my pudding – escape room by hap Inc. FREE

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My brother ate my pudding – escape room comes from hap Inc. It’s not really a room escape, but sort of.

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There are 20 levels and they go pretty fast. I needed about 25 minutes to do it all. And I did use a hint.
The graphics are not great, but that’s okay.  Some of the solutions are funny.  Definitely play this game for the last level!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/my-brother-ate-my-pudding-escape-room/id1257119820?mt=8
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Five Nights in Prison: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Five Nights in Prison is one of many, many ‘Escape the Room’ type puzzle apps.  I downloaded it because I thought the title was interesting.

There are 15 rooms to escape from.  Each room has all the clues you need to escape that room only. So that made it kind of easy.

What I didn’t like: when picking up an item, I could not zoom in to get a good look at the object.
Also, the first 8 rooms are free. After that, it’s $ 1.99.  I played the next 7 rooms over 2 days. Each time I started the program, I had to tap ‘restore purchase’ to access those rooms. Annoying.

In room 14, I figured out the combination to the lock without finding all the blue clue.

Five Nights in Prison is an okay ‘escape the room’ adventure. It’s good for first timers..

Hey!  If you’ve played other Escape the Room puzzle apps and liked them, please tell us in the comment box.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/five-nights-in-prison/id960689440


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Tents and Trees Puzzles by Frozax Games FREE

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Tents and Trees Puzzles comes from Frozax Games. It’s an old concept from at least 1989. It first appeared in a Dutch puzzle magazine called Breinbrekers.  Leon Balmaekers was the inventor.

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The object is to place tents in the rows and columns such that:
1. Every tree must have a tent next to horizontally/vertically.
2. No two tents can be next to each other horizontally/vertically/diagonally.
3. The numbers at the top and on the side indicate the # of tents.

These puzzles are kind of easy. But they’re fun!  I’ve done about 120 levels. I would have done more, except I have to earn extra coins by either watching ads or waiting 6 hours!  Of course there’s an option to buy coins.  I’ve seen the same 5 second ad for ‘slider fries’ about 40 times now.

Frozax made the Thermometers game from 2 years ago and Mirrors & Reflections from 5 years ago.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/tents-and-trees-puzzles/id1279378379?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.frozax.tentsandtrees
https://www.frozax.com/
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7 Squares – free puzzle app for iphone, ipad

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Georgy Sarkisyan’s 7 Squares looks very familiar to other puzzle games where the objective is to place stones in the grid to match the numbers at the top of each column and to the left of each row.

What’s different? The very bottom shows the number of adjacent stones.  Look at the first image. 4 green dots are connected and above it says 1/1. This means that there should be only 1 set of 4, and it’s been made.

Is this original? I’m not sure.  Georgy has another game called Block by_Block which is a clone of an older game called Magic Bricks. Therefore, I must assume that all of his games are clones of others.

Another issue: Why must I have to solve all the 5×5 levels to get to the 6×6?  Annoying.
https://itunes.apple.com/ao/app/7-squares/id977266066?mt=8
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HexaChroma: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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HexaChroma is an interesting puzzle game.  The objective is to eliminate the spokes by swiveling them around the hexagons against a matching spoke.

The levels start off very simply.  Actually, way too easy.

Very gradually, new mechanics are added.  White spokes can move, but they don’t get eliminated. Black spokes can’t move or get eliminated.

Other elements: spokes normally stay on their hexagons, unless they pass through a portal. Also, when a spoke hits a certain node, other hexagons will shift across the board, quite unexpectedly. Similarly, invisible hexagons suddenly appear.

I don’t know how many levels there are. But I got up to 8-4. There might even be other game elements that I haven’t gotten too yet.  Other games are beckoning.
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/hexachroma/id1038236924?mt=8


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