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Crossy Path Puzzle by ZhengTao Xing FREE

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Crossy Path Puzzle comes from Zheng Tao Xing.  It’s very similar to Hocus from Yunus Ayyildiz. (See link below.)

What’s new: wormholes.

There are 48 levels and they go very fast.  The only issue: lots of ads. But they are not the 30 second variety. More like 5 seconds.  I did all 48 levels in about 20 minutes.

http://www.jianshu.com/p/f9f623136eaa
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crossy-path-puzzle/id1202074023?mt=8

Similar games
Hocus The Original
Hocus Valley okay clone
Illusion Maze  nice graphics
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Blocks! The Most Addictive Game: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Blocks! The Most Addictive Game is one of those, make a chain and watch the top blocks fall down.
We’ve seen this type of point scoring puzzle app so many times. However, this one’s got a time element. How many can you string together in 60 seconds.
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I must confess: I really like this speed challenge.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blocks!-most-addictive-game/id799029998?l=es&ls=1&mt=8



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0h n0 by Q42 B.V. FREE

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0h n0 comes from Q42 B.V.  The goal is to fill the board completely with blue and red circles. A number in blue refers to how many blue dots it can see in the horizontal & vertical paths.  A red circle blocks the view of the blue circles beyond it.

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This concept is not new. There was an old game from a Rubik’s CD game that was similar called Lighthouse.

I’ve done 1 or 2 puzzles in each grid size. This game is fairly easy. But the graphics are good. And it’s good for young puzzlers.

http://0hn0.com/
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/0h-n0/id957191082?mt=8
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.q42.ohno
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Flanker: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Marc Zovighian’s Flanker is another maze puzzle app.  Yawn?  Actually no.

The objective is to get the blue ball to the white square. As expected: there are mirrors and of course….wormholes.

Here’s what I like: when the blue ball passes over the little yellow squares, they grow and become walls.

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Look at the second image. See the white stars? They travel around swiftly so you have to time your swiping.  One level in particular, I forgot which one, is particularly challenging & fun.

According to the game, there are 75 levels. In fact, there are only 60. They go pretty quickly.
Marc’s goal is to raise money for Parkinson’s.  I like that.
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id999771110
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Shapu: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Do you remember BrainSquare from about 3 years ago? I liked it.  The same people have made Shapu which is possibly better. The object is to get all the colored balls to their respective homes.

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When shifting rows and columns, all the white dots & colored dots travel together.  However, every move must have 1 dot get eliminated by falling off the grid.  Furthermore, the colored dots have to reach their homes in a specific order. To get 100% for a level, make sure that all the white dots are gone.

I like this concept a lot. These puzzles can get difficult.

Two Problems
1. It takes a long time for this game to load. I’m using an ipad 2 which is now 5 years old.
2.  I completed all of Pack 1.  Then moved on to Pack 2.  After taking a break, my progress in Pack 2 was not saved!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/shapu/id979809752?mt=8


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Slangle: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Slangle comes from Benjamin Martinson. It’s one of those sliding tile puzzles that are often described as a 2D version of Rubik’s Cube. Basically, the objective is to move the rectangles to group the blue squares together and the same for the red squares etc.

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If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll know that I’ve done way too many puzzles like this and enough is enough!  However, Slangle is quite good. For one thing, some of the pieces are triangular and that’s new.
Also, the shapes are quite nice.
There are 44 levels and 20 of them are free.  I did 20 free levels in about 20 minutes. I would have done them faster, but ads kept popping up.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/slangle/id966004537?mt=8


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Puzzle Dots Game by Kejia Li FREE

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Puzzle Dots Game comes from Kejia Li. It’s one of those ‘all the dots move in the same direction at the same time’ type games where the object is to get the dots to their respective rings.

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The graphics are excellent. The level of difficulty does not seem to vary very much.

I did the first 100 in about 10 minutes and part of those 10 minutes was used to fast forward through tv commercials.  I did the last 100 levels in about 20 minutes. Altogether there are 1200 puzzles.

If you like this genre, definitely try the harder games listed below.

https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1279626780
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.top.puzzledots

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 
Zink
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
Unmind
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Super Sharp is free today.

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Super Sharp is free today. Not sure if this is temporary or permanent. It’s a physics puzzle.

The objective is to get the colored object to hit the colored little squares by slicing the white pieces. The black pieces cannot be cut.

I’ve done maybe 15 of the 120 levels.  Also, it’s been rated 5 stars by almost 3000 people. Very impressive.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/super-sharp/id1033873301?mt=8
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Quell Reflect: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

3 years ago I posted a review of the original Quell. Click here to see that.

Quell is a tilt/swipe puzzle game app. The object is to collect the little tokens by swiping the blue water bubble.

Quell Reflect is polished. The puzzle are challenging, but not impossibly so. There are some interesting features: worm holes, deadly spikes and male/female blocks.

There are approximately 80 levels. Right now I’ve done about half of them.

2014 is off to a good start.

Correction: Quell Reflect came out in 2011. It was recently updated and that’s why I thought the game was new.


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One More Line: free point scoring reflex game for iphone, ipad

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One of my students recently told me about One More Line: a game that’s cool, difficult, colorful and somewhat addictive. The game starts with your man (the rainbow line) traveling straight ahead. You must avoid the objects by circling around them and then release at the right tangent point and not crash into a wall or object.

One More Line is quite popular. But it needs to be improved. For example, it moves too fast. It should really start off slowly. The point scoring system is based on how long you survive. My high score is only 21, which I think represents only 10.5 seconds. Something silly: the one’s look like 7′s.

One More Line is free and comes with ads. Give it a shot. And if you end up succeeding with a high score, let me know.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/one-more-line/id914433115?mt=8
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