World Mosaics 5
If You Love Puzzles, Give This A Try
I was one of those people who passed on these nonogram-type (also know as "griddlers", "picross" "paint-by-numbers") puzzles for years, thinking that they were either boring or took too much thinking when all I wanted to do was to relax. Then BF offered one of them as their Daily Deal and I figured, "what the heck, I'll give this genre a try". I have to say, I've since gotten hooked on this type of puzzle.
The theme of this game is Holidays and the game is broken into a series of them. There is text at the beginning of each series that gives you background information about each holiday, so you learn interesting historical facts about the day. You progress through the calendar as you complete each series of puzzles.
This games start out with easy grids and provide a good tutorial, giving you a chance to learn how to play the game and how to use logic to figure out which blocks contain part of the image. Game play consists of trying to figure out which blocks are part of the puzzle's image and which aren't. You are given clues to which blocks are to be filled in, by the numbers on the top of the vertical columns and to the left of the horizontal columns. The games start off easy, with 10 by 10 grids. For example, if the number 10 is shown in the left column by a horizontal row, then you know that all 10 blocks in that row are to be filled in. If the numbers "2 7" are shown, then you know that there is a sequence of 2 filled-in blocks, and a sequence of 7 filled-in blocks in that particular row. There is always a blank space before and after each sequence (unless they start or end a row), so that's where you get your clues as to where other sequences begin and end, if they aren't obvious from the numbering sequence. The grids get progressively larger and larger as the game progresses, with the numbering sequences becoming trickier.
Playing this type of game on the computer is much, much easier than playing it on a piece of paper because it's much easier to correct a mistake - no constant erasing of pencil marks - lol. This game allows for a number of mistakes on each grid. If you exceed the allowable amount, you have to replay the grid. There are also hints if you get stuck. You are give the option to mark both the filled-in blocks and the empty ones, or just the filled-in ones, depending on your preference.
My only negative about this particular game is that I would have liked more of the harder grids, but that's just because I'm more experienced with the game play and I don't need the easy, tutorial levels anymore. If you are new to this genre, then the mix of easy and progressively harder grids should be perfect for you.
I have become addicted to these games, so whenever a new World Mosaics or a new World Riddles game comes out, I'm there. For those interested, BF also carries Gemsweeper which is also a nonogram-style game.
December 26, 2011
Another World Mosaics
The thing about series of anything is that over time they seem to lose their originality and become the same story over and over. This is one of the very few exceptions. Once again World Mosaics has produced an original story to follow, and excellent graphics to accompany. In spite of the simplicity of the game it remains as engaging and entertaining as the first time I played it. It's like like the Sudoku of the computer game world. Simple, easy to pick up, and endlessly varied. Happy gaming!
December 30, 2011
made me think
World Mosaics V made me think I had to use my mind the most Xs I got was 3 and that's good for me as i'm 54 years old and like to keep the mind going. my brain was ticking over all the time
December 30, 2011
Hooray at last!!
I have been waiting for another World Mosaics or World Riddles game! I LOVE Picross style games and I have played all 4 World Mosaics games and all 3 of the World Riddles games, including their bonus puzzles, and I was just waiting for a new game to come. World Mosaics 5 picks up where WM4 left off, and has a tutorial mode for those who haven't played this style of game before, and also tips and tricks, that are helpful even to an experienced player like myself. I would highly recommend this game to any puzzle afficionados out there - if you like Sudoku, you would probably like World Mosaics 5. Now I'm going to get back to playing this addictive game!!
December 27, 2011
Lots of Fun!
I'm not a big fan of number crosswords like Kakuro, or Suduko, but I've been addicted to the Mosaic games since the first one came out. I purchased this one also, and I've got to say I've enjoyed it.
I like the fun facts, and the bonus puzzles. It's just an all around fun game.
January 3, 2012
This is a nice relaxing game with just enough challenge to make it interesting. I'm sure it will get more challenging as I move up in levels and I'm looking forward to it!
My only complaint is that when I purchased the game, it removed my "place" in the game and made me re-start from the beginning.
December 29, 2011
Awesome game! I love all the World Mosaic games!
December 28, 2011
Excellent puzzle game.
I originally like a game similar to this I had for gameboy. I recently downloaded a game call Pixel Perfect (i think) for my regular kindle (not fire) and it's was pretty basic. I was glad to get this game back. Then I thought, why not check bigfishgames.
I didn't have to search far, it was the #1 game in brain teasers. This game is so addictive. What a simple idea but done with class. With various levels to complete varying it difficulty. It also tell you facts about each item you draw. Enjoyable soundtrack adds to the fun of this game.
Please give this game a try, I'm sure you'll be addicted just like me. I've been playing for a day or so now and only in world 3. It's easy enough for kids of all ages but keeps you interested. I'm kinda going in reverse, after I finish this one, I'll start backwards and play the other World Mosaics. So if you become addicted, rest assure that there are 4 other games prior to this one to play.
January 29, 2012
fun puzzle game
love this game i have bought all games in this category
December 28, 2011
Mosaic at it's best
I found this game very interesting. Lots of fun and held my interest. I highly recommend this game.
December 29, 2011