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Jhulo – free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Seema Datar recently contacted me about her latest game Jhulo.  The object is to tap each circle to swing back and forth on its arc while avoiding collisions.

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At the moment I’ve done the first 22 out of 100 levels.  I know exactly how to solve level 23, but getting the exact timing down is difficult. Jhulo is fun and it’s free!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jhulo/id1069277612?mt=8

Seema’s other game Zeroed Out

Similar to Jhulo: Hyspherical 2

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Slide It+ – free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Kevin Brain is the author of Slide It+. It’s the traditional 15 puzzle, just presented differently.  Nothing truly original. Good for young puzzlers.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slide-it+/id887038408?mt=8
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Block N Roll 3D: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Rolling block mazes have been around for a while.  After one of my students showed me Bloxorz, I gave him a 10 point bonus on his next test.

Block N Roll 3D is nothing special. There are 18 levels and I solved them in about 15 minutes.

Here’s what’s interesting: some tiles are yellow, which means that they cannot sustain much weigh. The 2×1 block can not rest entirely on it.

Good for kids.
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/block-n-roll-3d/id876699817?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2
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Color Kakuro by Chi Wun Li Free!

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Color Kakuro is nothing like genuine Kakuro (formerly known as Cross Sums).  A better title would be Color Minesweeper. Oh well.

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Each square is either blank or is an actual clue.  Suppose a clue square has 1 yellow, 1 red, 2 green and 0 blue. That means that the surrounding blank squares will have 1 yellow, 1 red, 2 green and 0 blue.

Most of the levels have unique solutions.  There are 200 levels ranging from beginner to master.

At the moment, I’ve done 150 levels. I positively love this game and it’s totally free – provided that you do all the levels and not skip around.  The ads are annoying, but that’s still okay because I can’t get enough of this.
Another negative: the program crashes every so often. I uploaded the latest Ipad software, and the game still crashes. But I keep playing it.
Let’s end on something positive: these puzzles are hand-crafted.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alphaunit.kakuro&hl=en
https://itunes.apple.com/fr/app/color-kakuro/id977635675?l=en&mt=8
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RotoDots: free puzle app for iphone, ipad

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RotoDots is a dexterity puzzle app.  The black line rotates and you must tap the screen when it passes over the pink dot.  When that happens, the big central circle changes colors and then you have to stop the dial on whatever color matches it.

This game is way too hard for me.  It’s a great concept, but the speed is too fast.

This game definitely gets its inspiration from Pop the Lock, which is simple but brilliant.  Winter Color Spin is another variation. Links below.

RotoDots is free.

Pop the Lock
Winter Color Spin´╗┐
https://itunes.apple.com/ua/app/rotodots/id1069428748?mt=8
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9 Maker by Cho KwangHyeon FREE

 9 Maker comes from Cho KwangHyeon. It’s a point scoring puzzle game. The object is to place the random numbers into the grid to make sums of 9 or to make 3 of the same number in a row/column/diagonal.

Look at the 2nd image.  Just under the grid are 4 buttons: +, -, ?, *.  Those are power-ups.  Power-ups can be earned by getting, say three 2′s within the next 10 moves.  Power-ups can also be earned by watching a 15 or 30 second ad.


9 Maker is a fast game. Unless you end up watching all those ads.  At the moment, my score is over 1000 and I’m first on the Leaderboard. Fewer than 100 people are currently on the Leaderboard.

I really like the graphics.  But the ad watching skews the playing field.  When the game starts, the random #s are just 1, 2 & 3.  So earning a power-up is not too hard.  Once the 5′s, 6′s & 7′s appear, earning a powerup is almost impossible.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/9-maker/id1381477539?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
Make Square
Colorzam
Color 6
Sticks.
21 Black
Chessumo
Fues5


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Dotorio by dagagada Free!

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Dotorio is fun reflex/dexterity puzzle app game.

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Your Man wears the red hat. He moves continuously around and around. Your task is to have him collect all the gems. When you tap the screen, he jumps from the outside to the inside.

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There are over 100 levels and I’m stuck on level 12.  Besides avoiding spikes, one must avoid right angles too.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dotorio/id1125716466?mt=8

Tomorrow’s Puzzle Review: Best of the week. I’m hooked.
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BiColor Tiles: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Bicolor Tiles is an interesting puzzle app game. The object is to fill the board completely with tiles. I have not solved it. As best as I understand it, every tile must have a unique set of neighbors. The neighbors being the surrounding 8 tiles. Tiles on the border have fewer neighbors – it seems. Or do they? I think the 3 absent neighbors count.

I’d be more inclined to solve this puzzle if the grid were smaller.  If you manage to solve this, please leave a comment.

Vladimir Golovnev has been producing some interesting puzzle app games recently. Numbermania is probably his best.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bicolor-tiles/id963939474?mt=8
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Square Lines: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Square Lines is a free point scoring game that’s designed to test your reflexes. Look at the very top of the image.  See the square? From the right, a green line is coming. You must quickly rotate the square so that the green side will catch the green line.

There are 4 levels of difficulty. The easiest: there is only 1 square to deal with.  The hardest: 4 squares at the same time.
We should all be playing games like this every so often to ward off Alzheimer’s.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/square-lines/id921566518?mt=8
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Strand by von Beachfront Media LLC Free

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Loyal Blog Follower Joel told me about Strand. It’s similar to a series of puzzle books from Japan. The concept is called Hashi.  If a circle has 6 in it, that means there are 6 bridges emanating from it. There have been numerous puzzle apps that duplicate the concept.

What’s cool with Strand:
1. Bridges can bend around the black points.
2. Portals
3. Different colored circles. Blue circles must match up. However, some circles have 2 colors.

The first 2 sections have 50 free levels or so. I did them all. After that, they cost $ .99 for each group of 25.
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/strand/id709721963?mt=8
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