Arizona Rose and the Pirates' Riddles
Small HOG games to break up monotony (not that I experienced any, but I guess that's why) and just the perfect speed of advancing in difficulty.
September 23, 2013
Colorful way to pass the time
I love this mosaic style puzzle because the picture takes form before your eyes. Most mosaic puzzles are a riddle until the the reveal.
September 21, 2013
Just so much fun
I've never played a "mosaic" game before and my kids kept saying it was "pick-cross." But, this definitely won't be my last time... I loved it!!!!
September 9, 2013
I want more games similar to this!!!
My collection of PC games is extensive, and by far, this is my favorite!
August 21, 2013
THIS IS A TEN (10)
Enjoy........... It is like the MOSAICS, but better and you can play as fast as you want. Some HOS.... I am in day two and love it.
February 11, 2013
An awesome puzzle game
This is an awesome pic-cross game with a few twists.Most games of this genre will give you a break with puzzles of a different kind, but in other games I found them rather tedious unlike in this one here. It has HO scenes and in my free trial I also came across a logic puzzle in which I had to fit various shapes into a certain area. There are bonuses to collect from the tiles, but look carefully before collecting them, because the area there appear on can be a positive or a negative tile, so make sure you use the correct tool (hand or hook). There are also awards to be won.
The reviewer BudSmellman mentioned that there is the possibility that you can come across puzzles that have to two correct solutions. I haven't come across this in the time I played and should I do, then I'll be very puzzled :-). Which doesn't mean that this can't happen, because I am certain the reviewer didn't imagine it and should I run into this problem, then I have to agree with BudSmellman and say that they didn't stick to the rule book that all games of this genre follow.
The tiles are beautifully coloured which makes the game experience really enjoyable. I can't find any faults with the graphics, either in the puzzles themselves or in the HO scenes. The music is very soothing and happy in mood. I will buy this game today and with over 200 levels I am looking forward to many hours if not weeks of mind boggling fun. I own a couple of games from this genre, but this one is the best of them all and I hope the developers treat us to more in the future.
December 12, 2012
Need more of these!
This was my first time playing this type of game. I absolutely loved it - so much I played it three times.
I sure hope another one comes out like this, the only option I'd like to see is to make it so you can skip the earlier levels once you have played the game through the first time.
November 22, 2012
Best of its kind - MORE, please!
I never write reviews, but had to add my 2 cents. I didn't know what I was getting into when I tried the demo, but have come to love the challenge offered by this game. At the higher levels (15 x 15 and up), it really makes me think and plan where I can safely remove squares, which helps narrow down where I can safely expose parts of the puzzle.
One thing I appreciated that other games of this type don't seem to offer is showing on-screen how many squares I've selected, so I don't have to count. When you get up to 25 x 25, this feature is REALLY handy.
I have a couple of gripes - the backgrounds are dark and sometimes hard to see if a square has been selected or not, and I didn't enjoy one style of the mini-games interspersed between the levels #mosaic? not sure what to call it.)
I really hope the developers come up with another game of this type in the near future. I've already played this through twice and thinking about starting another game, but would love more variety.
November 11, 2012
I want more
I loved the game and have played it at least a dozen times. I love these type of games and this one is just enough to drive you nuts. Some you can get through with no mistakes and some that even you know what it is, you can't get throug it without a mistake. We need more games like this.
October 12, 2012
Endless hours of play and keeps my brain challenged
I'd never heard of a picross game, so I was intrigued and downloaded the trial. I was immediately hooked and haven't been able to stop playing.
The object of the game is to click and turn over tiles in rows and columns according to the numbers that show how many tiles need to be flipped. The tutorial levels are excellent for showing you the ropes if you've never played a picross game before, but you can skip them if you want to get right to the meat of the game. I was really grateful for being able to skip the tutorial levels after I'd gone through the game once and wanted to play again in Expert mode.
As you advance through the levels you encounter small hidden object scenes that are pretty easy, and Tetris-like puzzles where you have to fit the dropping objects into a larger grid before time runs out. You gradually collect a few hint features you can use, such as being able to clear one row or column, clear five random tiles, or clear a block of nine tiles.
The first time I played the game I found myself using a hint with many screens--but that takes away a lot of the challenge and makes for a lazy brain! Now that I'm going through it again, I'm forcing myself not to use hints and it's much more fun. Even though it's slower going, the reward of thinking the puzzle through is so much greater when you don't use hints to complete it.
My husband, a fan of Solitaire and simple HOGs, absolutely LOVES this game. He keeps telling me how much he likes having his mind challenged this way because it keeps him sharp. And it keeps him BUSY, so I love the game, too! :-)
Download the trial and give it a go. It's a challenging game with a nice mix of picross, HOGs, and puzzles, with excellent replayability. I enjoyed this game so much that I went on Facebook and "liked" the designer's page so I could ask them to create a sequel or more games like it!
October 5, 2012