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Path Puzzles: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

 Path Puzzles is a puzzle app game that comes from Rod Kimball. You may recall that Rod wrote a book of these.  http://pathpuzzles.com/    Click here to read that blog entry.

Look at the second image.  See the 4? That means that the path must traverse 4 of the squares. In this case, 2 below (separated, one on top, one on the bottom) and the two squares to the right.

Now Path Puzzles is available as an iphone, ipad puzzle game app.  If a number turns green, you have fulfilled that number. If a number is red, you’ve covered too many squares. 

The first 20 rooms are free.  Of those, I’ve solved 16.

Loyal Blog Readers: do me a favor and download this. Besides being very good, Rod is a friend of mine.


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Cubecode: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Cubecode comes from Montgomery Guilhaus. It’s a point scoring game.  You must swap pairs of cubes in order to get like cubes in a column.  When that happens, you score points and gain time.  I’m not really sure how the scoring system works. But my high score is 120 and that game lasted maybe 1 minute. Think fast and move your finger faster.

Montgomery’s description: ‘The aim of the game is to swap different cubes by dragging them around the screen and completing a column with the same colour. This has to be done before the timer runs out, but do not worry, the timer will get faster and faster and faster. And just to be nice, the shapes on the screen will also change, becoming more complex as time goes on.’
https://itunes.apple.com/app/cubecode/id887326913?ls=1&mt=8
http://cubecode.weebly.com/
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BlockSwipe: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

About 2 weeks ago I saw BlockSwipe as a new puzzle app and thought to myself ‘looks like another swipe puzzle’. I ignored it. Image 1 looks a lot like past puzzles, which are usually quite good.

Then about a week ago, I got a note from the developers asking me to give it a serious test run.  Okay, I thought.

Objective: You are the blue square and must collect the yellow stars and land at the bright yellow square.

The first 5 or 6 levels – typical.  After that, things got very interesting. Besides finding the correct route to pick up the stars and then end at the big yellow square, you must dodge fast moving gray blocks.

There’s more!  Look at image #2.  See the green square? If you attempt to crash into it, you will bounce back rapidly.

Look at the third image. See the red star in the bottom left? It turns on/off every 1.5 seconds. You will have to traverse it. The white blocks are ice. You can crash into them once and they will crack. The second time, they will disintegrate.

The Red Squares (no image here) make you red-hot. If you touch another red square, you will burn up. Before you touch another red square, you will need to cool off by hitting an ice block.

I completed 25 levels perfectly. I was so proud, I wrote to the developers asking them to inform me right away of future levels.  I didn’t notice the other 125 levels! Since then I’ve completed about 130 levels. I can’t stop playing this game.

I love this game! Definitely one of the Best Puzzle app Games in 2013.

BlockSwipe is very reminiscent of The World’s Hardest Game.  I played that about 5 or 6 years ago and gave up after level 25 or so.


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Sudoku Adventure: puzzle game app for iphone, ipad

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Scott Maramo recently contacted me about his new puzzle app game Sudoku Adventure. Needless to say, it’s Sudoku!  However, I must say, there’s a funny animation at the beginning that’s kind of cute.
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Having done thousands of sudokus, I’m kind of tired of the genre.  Sorry Scott!

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sudoku-adventure/id793587106?mt=8


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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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Continuity 2: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

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Continuity 2 came out 4 or 5 years ago, but I’m only now getting around to playing it.

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It’s the sequel to the online version (link  below).

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Your Man must run left & right and pick up keys and yellow circles before reaching the door.  Where it gets interesting is when Your Man gets to the edge of a tile. You will have to rearrange tiles to resume your path. Where it gets extra fun is when Your Man leaps into the abyss.

There are 50 levels spread out over 6 ‘Worlds’. I have a feeling that 2 of these are impossible.  On one of them, I’m trying to make a leap from a small cliff and keep crashing into a spiked wall.

The original version was an online puzzle game and was simply brilliant.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/continuity-2-continuation/id432555999?mt=8
http://continuitygame.com/
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Tap the 3s: Number Puzzle Game of Math by Hyemin Chung FREE

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Tap the 3s: Number Puzzle Game of Math comes from Hyemin Chung.
The game tests how fast you can identify multiples of 3 & 7.  You are given a 3×3 grid and must tap those numbers as fast as possible. If you tap a tile that’s not a multiple, you lose points and time.

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If you can complete 20 3×3 grids within the given time, (I think it’s 90 seconds), you’ll get bonus points.

This game has only 63 people on the Leaderboard. At the moment, I’m #3.

It’s free.
Test your math reflexes.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tap-the-3s-number-puzzle-game-of-math/id1236484677?mt=8
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Factors Game by Michael Nitowski FREE

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Factors Game comes from Michael Nitowski.  Took me a while to get the idea.

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From Michael’s webpage:

Can You Get to 1?

With a twist on the basic rules of division, Factors Game is a fun math game designed to be easy to learn but increasingly challenge your mental math skills as you progress through the levels.

The Goal

Move your number down through the number board to get as close to 1 as possible in the least amount of moves.
But be warned, some levels may not be solvable with a 1! Your overarching goal is to keep your ending average as low as possible.

The Controls

  • Swipe or type left and right to set up your next move.
  • Swipe or type down to make a move.
  • Swipe or type up to start the level over.

The Rules

  • If your number encounters a factor, it will be divided by that factor.
  • All other numbers will add to your number.

While You’re Here …

Did you know that Factors Game is a free and open source game with the source code available here? It is. I promise. And it is licensed under the MIT License!

My thoughts
1. Look at the first image. Bring the 1 down onto the 7.  Your new number is 8. Then bring it down on 8 and you win.
2. Look at the second image.  Bring the 2 over the 14 to make 16, then go down on 16.
3. Here’s what I don’t like: you can bring your number down each row randomly, without thinking and somehow proceed to the next level. There should be a fail/redo component.
4. Some levels cannot be reduced to 1. Interesting.
5. No idea how many levels there are.  I’ve done about 50.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/factors-game/id1239644447?mt=8
https://factorsgame.com/
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7! – Sevens Decipher Falling in Block: free puzzle app game for iphone, ipad

  

 

I got an email to review 7!s Sevens Decipher…. from Allen Hu. I know many readers of this puzzle app blog like chain reaction point scoring puzzle games.  I’ve played it, but still cannot figure out what’s going on.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/7!/id887498405?mt=8

http://sappstudio.tumblr.com/
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Sudoku Mine: puzzle app game for iphone, ipad


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Sudoku Mine comes from Stanley Lam. Stanley has produced many good free puzzle app games the past 2 years. I can’t keep up!
Sudoku Mine is a mixture of Minesweeper and Sudoku. It’s closer to Minesweeper.  The object of Sudoku Mine: place 3 flags to represent bombs.  Each row, column and square region must have exactly 3 bombs.
There are 50 free levels ranging in difficulty from beginner to extreme.  I did 49 of them and am stuck.
Fabulous, fast & fun. I bought the full version for $ 1.99.  Of course, I have to keep play testing other puzzle apps.  The $ 1.99 was my way of saying thanks for 3 hours of entertainment.

http://brightskygames.com/



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