Posts Tagged: Logic puzzle

Towers Infinite

And thus begins a set of posts about pencil-and-paper games that have been iPad-ified. In Towers Infinite, you get a grid (4×4 for easy, and 6×6 for very hard). Along the edges of the grid are numbers. The numbers tell you how many towers are “visible” from that position if you look down the column or across the row. On the easier levels, some of the boxes will already be filled in. So, it’s completely a puzzle, specifically a logic puzzle. Love it. There are several of these on the store, what I like about this one is the many levels of difficulty, and how you can get a hint or check an answer. And, like on the better sudoku games, you have an option of entering multiple numbers in a box until you decide which one is correct.

Survival score: permanent place

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Towers Infinite

And thus begins a set of posts about pencil-and-paper games that have been iPad-ified. In Towers Infinite, you get a grid (4×4 for easy, and 6×6 for very hard). Along the edges of the grid are numbers. The numbers tell you how many towers are “visible” from that position if you look down the column or across the row. On the easier levels, some of the boxes will already be filled in. So, it’s completely a puzzle, specifically a logic puzzle. Love it. There are several of these on the store, what I like about this one is the many levels of difficulty, and how you can get a hint or check an answer. And, like on the better sudoku games, you have an option of entering multiple numbers in a box until you decide which one is correct.

Survival score: permanent place

Ancient Block

I love sliding game puzzles — like the old rush hour game where you had little plastic cars on a gameboard that you set up according to the image on the puzzle card. And then you moved the cars around till the red one could slip out of the one exit on the board. I miss the whole tactic thing of setting up the cars, but I still like the puzzle idea. There are lots of them available and many have hundreds of levels. Everyone iPad gamer should have one of these, they are just good for you. Two things about Ancient Block make it a worthy contender — one is the interface is very smooth. The whole “blocks-on-a-lawn” theme is peaceful. And the other is that you can jump in at different levels of difficulty very easily. It also tells you the minimum number of moves to solve the level, which is also a nice additional challenge.

Survival score: A worthy variant of a must-have game. Still have a few hundred levels to go.

Ancient Block

I love sliding game puzzles — like the old rush hour game where you had little plastic cars on a gameboard that you set up according to the image on the puzzle card. And then you moved the cars around till the red one could slip out of the one exit on the board. I miss the whole tactic thing of setting up the cars, but I still like the puzzle idea. There are lots of them available and many have hundreds of levels. Everyone iPad gamer should have one of these, they are just good for you. Two things about Ancient Block make it a worthy contender — one is the interface is very smooth. The whole “blocks-on-a-lawn” theme is peaceful. And the other is that you can jump in at different levels of difficulty very easily. It also tells you the minimum number of moves to solve the level, which is also a nice additional challenge.

Survival score: A worthy variant of a must-have game. Still have a few hundred levels to go.

Escape – Norm’s World XL

This was one of the first games I downloaded, back for the itouch. Eventually it was upgraded for the iPad. Didn’t change the game, though. This is like the peg games…you are a cute little mop top who has to jump from one circle to the next in just the right pattern to jump on all the circles only once always going forward. The gameplay is clean and simple, artistic. I grew up with games, and I think I felt obligated to try it out. But really, I didn’t like them much then, and not any better now. Survival score: 5 minutes

Escape – Norm’s World XL

This was one of the first games I downloaded, back for the itouch. Eventually it was upgraded for the iPad. Didn’t change the game, though. This is like the peg games…you are a cute little mop top who has to jump from one circle to the next in just the right pattern to jump on all the circles only once always going forward. The gameplay is clean and simple, artistic. I grew up with games, and I think I felt obligated to try it out. But really, I didn’t like them much then, and not any better now. Survival score: 5 minutes