Ravensburger Puzzle Selection
Terrific Jigsaw puzzles
I bought this game not sure how it would work on a computer, as opposed to working on the floor and ending up with an aching back. I completed the campaign mode first, which started with fairly simple puzzles, which of course got progressively more challenging. There are beginner, advanced and expert achievements to work towards. I'm now in the free mode and can pick the number of pieces of the puzzle I'm working on e.g. 20, 50, 100, 150 or 200. There's an enormous range of puzzles to choose from, some locked at this early stage of play. You can select animal, landscapes, fantasy, romance and many more categories. This game is well worth the money and slightly different from our usual games. Hope there's more to come. Give it a go!
November 18, 2011
AWESOME JIGSAW !!
Beautiful illustrations, varied and divided by theme.
Starts very easy, with few pieces, but you unlock new levels as assemble the puzzle.
Some puzzels can only be unlocked after playing in campaign mode (also has free mode, but some are locked).
Has some options to modify, for example, the background color and even the music!! Very innovative !!
February 6, 2012
Quality puzzle selection
I've played Ravensburger board puzzles for a number of years.
This is the first PC jigsaw I have ever tried and it is fantastic.
The 2 modes are windowed and full screen.
You can use an on screen tray to capture all the edge pieces and when you have placed them all, the orange screen removes the tray. How good is that!
The question mark in the lower left hand corner gives the function of the various buttons.
You just need a light touch to move pieces without moving the board.
A large number of easy to difficult puzzles for everyone.
December 3, 2011
Better than expected
If you like "real" jigsaws, chances are big you will love this. And you dont need to worry about pieces getting lost along the way.
The game is split in two. First there's challenge and there is the free mode. Challenge let you start on easier puzzles and make them harder as you progress. Free play explains itself :) You got many different puzzles in several categories in several sizes. There's also many awards to win, which I like.
On pluss side you have 5-6 sorting boxes, where you can place the pieses according to color/ pattern or whatever you prefer. You can click a button and all the frame pieces will be put in a box too. Also a few other opportunities.
Bad side: The game tend to lag a little. Especially on the bigger puzzles when you just are adding the piece to the puzzle. The animation on some of the puzzles also lag a little, or the switching between the songs. Right after I bought it the game totally bugged on me, so I ended up having to re-install it, loosing all that I had done till then. Nothing more happened afterwards tho.
If I could put a finger on 2 things I'd like to change, it would be the music. All 5 tunes are kinda annoying and boring. I would also have loved to choose the shapes of the pieces.
All in all, I really do like this game, and see myself playing it from time to time, even a year from now:)
November 22, 2011
Great for the Jigsaw Addict Living in a Small Space!
I'm really enjoying these puzzles; it's almost as fun as putting together a real one. I really like the 'campaign' mode that starts you off with really easy puzzles and gradually increases the difficulty. The option to immediately sort the edge pieces is great.
There are some annoyances, the biggest being that if you don't pick up a piece correctly, you'll move the background instead. I also wish that I could manipulate pieces within their sorting containers.
This game is going to take forever to get through so it's really good value.
February 14, 2012
Great Jigsaw Puzzle Game
I really love this game, beautiful puzzles! I started in campaign first, if you do this it will unlock more puzzles in the free mode. In the free mode you can choose different ways to complete the puzzles. The best computer jigsaw game I have played.
I recommend this game!
November 21, 2011
A Definite Favorite
Great detail and pics. Lots of puzzles to choose from, some even animated which is an interesting touch.
Some complaints about having to search for pieces? Really? You do know the mouse scroll wheel zooms in and out, right? Once I figured that out, and the "lasso" function, no problems with scattered pieces here.
One thing I would have liked is an auto-arrange type function. That and a way to hide/unhide the non-edge pieces. I don't think I've ever used those sorting boxes, little too awkward.
I've had this for almost a year now and I still play the puzzles on a regular basis. Just love the classic jigsaw shapes, which are very well done and defined. Thankfully none of those silly abstract piece shapes that so many other puzzle games do.
August 28, 2012
Not Worth My Time
First of all, the game scatters the pieces all over the place and you have to move the game board to find them. Second, you're limited to what you can play in the free play mode until you unlock more puzzles thru campaign mode which is boring. You can't do the puzzles you want or choose how many pieces or line up your pieces. I'll stick the other jigsaw game I purchased and dump this one.
March 24, 2012
ravensburger puzzle selection
pieces are spread out further than you can see & the puzzle is much smaller than imagined
December 30, 2012
*This review breaks my oath to never review a game I haven't completed. The review is based on about six minutes of play.*
One big complaint that was a deal breaker: when I open an online jigsaw puzzle, I don't want to have to span the globe to find all my pieces. They were randomly strewn hither and yon for no particular purpose, except that apparently a developer thought it was fun to give you a solid-color background (gray is default), and then waste your time having to drag and drag and drag the screen in all directions to find all of your puzzle pieces so you could bring them back to a space where they can all be seen in one screenshot.
A perfect analogy would be if you wanted to play a game of cards, but at the beginning of every hand you had to deal with a round of 52-card pickup before you could play your game.
Sorry, but this was a really, really dumb game.
February 17, 2012