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Tag: Puzzle Games

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Review: Pack Master

Available on: Switch, Android & iOS – Version Played: Switch – Price (Switch): £4.49/$4.99 – Published by: Forever Entertainment Tapping into the same oddly therapeutic arranging of objects as games such as Tetris – albeit in a far less abstract sense – Pack Master sees you trying to pack all of your stuff into increasingly oddly shaped and cramped suitcases. […]

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Review: Windosill

Another title that’s part of the itch.io Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality (which now contains over 1700 items for a $5 minimum – and ends tomorrow), Windosill is a gentle puzzle game that sees you poking, pulling, pushing, twisting and prodding different objects in order to open the way for a car to move to the next of the […]

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Review: Fidel Dungeon Rescue

Available on Steam, itch.io – also Mac and iOS Though I’ve covered big budget blockbuster titles here a number of times, I find smaller, more inventive and unusual indie titles to be far more interesting to cover. Fidel Dungeon Rescue is a game that deserves an awful lot more recognition than it currently has. A cute little roguelike in which […]

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Weekly Round-Up

It’s been a while since I’ve done a round up of articles, but I’ve covered quite a bit of ground this week and even managed to finish off the original Gears of War trilogy too. Thanks COVID-19! Alien Day Last Sunday was Alien Day, it being the date which matches the number designed to the planet under threat in 1986 […]

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Review: OmoTomO

Version Played: Switch – Out Now (£8.99/$9.99) – Published by: Forever Entertainment Puzzle games can go one of two ways for me; they’re either extremely frustrating or incredibly compelling. I’m pleased to report that OmoTomO falls into the latter category. A puzzle game featuring two snake-like plant creatures trying to make their way to the pots filled with water in […]

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Hello Neighbor

Version Played: Xbox One (via Game Pass) Horror games are massive at the moment, fuelled in part by the rise of YouTube reaction videos. Horrific, graphic content doesn’t seem to […]

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Catch a Duck – Switch

Catch a Duck – Out now on Switch – £4.49/$4.99 – Published by Ultimate Games SA In the 70s and 80s, there seemed to be a lot of animation to be found in a wobbly, hand-drawn and charming style – think Roobarb or Henry’s Cat, for example. It was this type of cartoon that I was most reminded of when […]

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Depixtion – PC

The first time I heard of Picross – many years ago – it was thanks to Nintendo and the game Picross DS. Given that it was so critically acclaimed, I was very keen to try it out. There was just one problem for me, however: I always found it really satisfying to build up a picture using the logic puzzle […]

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Gabbuchi – Switch

I’ve only just been making my way through one puzzle platformer – the rather lovely, Tetris-themed Tetra’s Escape – and another has come along for me to take a look at. Gabbuchi is a different beast altogether, however. With a very stylised, angular – yet almost hand-drawn – aesthetic, which also has a deliberately limited colour palette, Gabbuchi would have […]

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Spellkeeper – Switch

It’s not difficult to find puzzle games with unique premises on Switch, and here’s another – in Spellkeeper, players are tasked with freeing butterflies from magic cocoons; to accomplish this, tiles must be laid to direct light around the levels – chain together the light in the correct pattern and all butterflies are freed. There’s a limited selection of tiles […]