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    genkicoll

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    Mystery Riddles

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:04 pm

    Mystery Riddles
    by Anawiki - December, 2013

    Available at:
    Anawiki
    Big Fish
    GameHouse
    iWin



    The most powerful magicians in the kingdom of Mysteria were once the Pictomancers, who had the power to imbue painted or woven images with arcane energy. They have all but disappeared from the land, taking their secrets with them, but the Great Tapestries they created in their heyday have kept Mysteria from harm... until now.

    With the Great Tapestries fraying and darkness returning to threaten Mysteria it's up to you, the last Pictomancer, to quest throughout the kingdom and restore these powerful images and save the kingdom. Take on the journey in one of two modes, tackling either the always-popular Pic-A-Pix puzzles or the brand new Fill-A-Pix!

    Each mode offers 100 exciting levels to tease your brain (200 total), making this a game you're going to want to play through at least twice! Mysteria needs you and its riddles await: Are you up for the challenge?

    Features:
    - Two different game modes - Picross and Fill-a-Pix
    -100 levels in each mode, 200 in total!
    -Huge puzzles - grids up to 30x30
    -Rich game world, with 10 mysterious locations to explore
    -Beautiful painted backgrounds

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by RenaissanceMom on Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:00 pm

    Ooh I like the look of this but tend not to buy from other sites. Would be nice if it made its way to BF one day. <said wistfully>

    genkicoll

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by genkicoll on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:22 pm

    It probably will Smile  If you look at Anawiki's list of GAMES, the rest of them are at Big Fish!


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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:14 am

    At Last! A Different Puzzler*****

    BASED ON DEMO


    This terrific new game looks good, sounds good, and offers us two different ways to put a mosaic-like puzzle together. And a little bit of an excuse for a story is in there as well. We are not talking monumental graphics and great crashing excitement and special effects, but the art is pleasant and unobtrusive. The background drops fit the ‘story’, which is told in brief, between sets of 10 puzzles, so it doesn’t really enter into the game.

    The two types of gameplay are first: mosaics-style pictographs, or whatever name you know them by. They are grids with a set of numbers at the beginning of each column and row, which define whether a tile is filled or empty. From the beginning these grids are 10x10, so there’s no chance for a serious practice run, but the tutorial does go through the moves thoroughly. This game thankfully gives you five hints and allows five mistakes from the outset.

    The second type of game is one I’ve not seen before, but I have seen one like it. Remember when you first got your Windows PC, and the only games on there were solitaire and Mine Sweeper? This puzzle is very like Mine Sweeper. Tiles on the grid have not only a number but also a colour, and the number indicates how many adjacent tiles are of that colour. The hardest thing about the game is getting used to the fact that the tile that is numbered is also included with reference to colour. Anyway, there is a very good tutorial that will set you straight on the rules. I found it a quite difficult game to play, though, right from the start, and I was grateful for the hints. These indicated ALL the tiles of the colour of the tile you select. Sorry, sounds convoluted. Just give it a try *grin*.

    There are 100 puzzles in each category, but it is the same story and backdrop in each. The final mosaic pictures (which actually look like the thing they are supposed to be!) are not the same though.

    A good challenging game, without being impossible, and a delightful much needed breath of fresh air in the “other games” puzzles genre.

    I recommend this game!

    tesamoine

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by tesamoine on Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:18 pm

    Loved this one JTF.  So different than the run of the mill pic cross games that are usually churned out.  TY for the great review.  I saw your review and had to try it.  I loved it.   Two thumbs up

    JustTheFacts

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by JustTheFacts on Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:53 pm

    Excellent! So glad you liked it! I am pretty much a HOPA player, but I'll be getting this one myself, as it is refreshingly different, and I am tired of the few pic cross games I have.

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by tesamoine on Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:25 am

    Yes.  I have a World Mosaics one and a griddlers one and this one is so refreshlingly different.  I mostly play HOPA too, but there are times I just need a quick game of something to unwind.  Smile

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:27 am

    Yes. Or I am too tired to play anything where I need to follow a story, and so I just criss cross my way into oblivion lol  Big smile  Ooops! Sorry, unintended pun on today's game. Yeah right 

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    Re: Mystery Riddles

    Post by tesamoine on Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:40 pm

    Exactly.  And love the pun Smile

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