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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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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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Laser Maze 2015: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Pierre Wilmot is the author of Laser Maze 2015.  We’ve done countless laser puzzles.

Here’s what good about Pierre’s game:

1. The black squares act as mirrors and slide along the lines.
2. There are only about 20 levels and I enjoyed solving them all.
3. It’s free!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id988389441?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
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Swipe the Arrows: free arcade game for iphone, ipad

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There isn’t much to say since the first 2 images describe everything. Swipe the Arrows is fun enough for maybe 10 minutes. Challenge your buddy. Or play the game to ward off Alzheimer’s.
There was another game that I played & reviewed that was very similar.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/swipe-the-arrows/id901216600?mt=8


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Star Lights: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Star Lights is a puzzle app where  the objective is to rotate circles in order to transfer the red balls onto the red spots. Same for the blue and green balls & dots. Tap on the area between 4 circles and the balls on those 4 spots will rotate.

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This is not a new concept. However, I liked the overall presentation and confess that I liked solving them quickly. For the most part, they were easy. There are 40 levels and I’ve solved them all
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/star-lights/id1004072441?mt=8
https://twitter.com/firelight_games


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Cubical: free arcade puzzle game for iphone, ipad

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The object in Cubical it to score points by tapping all the squares of the same color before time runs out. The squares keep changing colors so it’s a bit frantic. Definitely good for kids, but all adults should engage in these types of games now and then. At least to ward off Alzheimer’s.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cubical/id897021508?ls=1&mt=8
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Kropk’i Sudoku – free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Kropk’i Sudoku really should be named Kropk’i Latin Square. But that’s not important. Look at the first image.  See the tiny bronze dots? They signify that the 2 cells will have numbers that are x and 2x.

See the tiny silver dots? They signify that the 2 cells will have numbers x and x + 1.

Look at the second image? You can see that my time for that ‘hard’ level was just at 2.5 minutes.

This type of Sudoku puzzle with the silver and bronze dots has been done before, but I don’t recall the name of the app. I think it’s fun. But it’s not a keeper for more than a week.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kropki-sudoku/id958231488?mt=8

Other Innovative Sudoku Puzzle Apps
Quindoku Same as Logi5Puzz
Logi5Puzz  Same as NumDom. But NumDom has larger grid sizes.

Spindoku is totally different, but still very cool.
Hi-Lo Sudoku is one of my favorite variations.
Cryptdoku I played it so long ago, but it’s cool.
Stimko Gold – outstanding version of squiggly Sudoku.  Handcrafted puzzles.
Kakooma – interesting for about 3 levels
RollDoku - never even solved 1 level, so hard
Cohabit- played this on my ipod touch – before ipad was invented
FlowDoKu – one of my favorites
Sudoku Mine combines Sudoku with Minesweeper
Sudoku Killer  combines Sudoku with Kakuro
3Doku – a cubic version of Sudoku
Pokergreen Puzzles – a poker version of Sudoku


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