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The puzzle game thread

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:43 am

Does exactly what it says on the tin - anything you have to say about any puzzler.

Start off with my top 10 in no particular order:
Tetris
Bust-A-Move/Puzzle Bobble
Tetris Attack/Panel de Pon
Zoop
Ballistic/Zuma/Puzzloop
Puyo Puyo/Mean Bean Machine
Baku Baku
Columns
Lemmings
Cleopatra Fortune

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Post by delbert_trout » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:49 am

Super Puzzle Fighter II is a particular favourite of mine - superb game.
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by snowkatt » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:51 am

delbert_trout wrote:Super Puzzle Fighter II is a particular favourite of mine - superb game.
oh yeah it is bril
hilariously over the top and fiendishly addictive

id like to try twinke star sprites one day even though i dont like shmups its price is a huge stumble block for me though
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Post by delbert_trout » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:54 am

Give it a bash on MAME, that's another brilliant one. :mrgreen:
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by the_hawk » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:00 am

Tetris a puzzle game?

http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... 92&start=0

http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... 1&start=30

:lol:

Personal favourites of mine are Chips Challenge on the Lynx & Drop7 on the iphone. Sunk a lot of hours worth of battery life into both of those. (if you consider Drop7 to be a puzzler of course! :wink: )
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:19 am

I sort of get where the article's coming from, but Pajitnov himself said his idea for Tetris came from a puzzle. So if he thinks it's a puzzle game, that'll do for me.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by the_hawk » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:54 am

Well if he did a poo & called it a mars bar I wouldn't eat it & I LOVE mars bars. :wink:
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:59 am

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Crunchy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:01 am

I am notoriously bad at puzzle games. I really don't like Tetris at all. I prefer puzzle games that have proper puzzles that need to be solved rather than endless waves of stuff that needs to be sorted as it drops down the screen or matched up Bejewelled stylee.

Games I've enjoyed in the past include Lemmings, Puzznic, Atomix and Kula World. That sort of stuff. Definite levels that need to be solved.

I don't mind a bit of Hexic and Lumines and suchlike but I definitely prefer the games where you've got a level to do and it's more about brainwork than quick reaction.

Edit: Forgot to mention Eets: Chowdown on XBLA. Now that's a great puzzler.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by markopoloman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:30 am

Biggest puzzle for me is seeing Crunchy at nearly 1000 posts on the RG forum :D

Does 'The Ball' on PC count? That to me is a damn fine puzzle game. And Lemmins (the remake of Lemmings on PC) is spot on.

How about Chime - love that.

oooh, Toki Tori - love that too
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by ShadowNeku » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:46 am

Love a bit of bust a move. Marble blast on XBLA is also brilliant
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Crunchy » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:53 am

markopoloman wrote:Biggest puzzle for me is seeing Crunchy at nearly 1000 posts on the RG forum :D
More than five years and still not managed a thousand. :mrgreen:

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by The Laird » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:11 am

I love puzzle games!!!

One of the best machines for puzzlers is the Lynx, there really are so many great examples:

Tetris
Klax
Lemmings
Chip's Challenge
Pokermania
Loopz
Shanghai
Blockout
Ishido
Solotaire
Super Skweek
Dinolympics
Sokomania

And probably more I can't think of right now!

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Liamh1982 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:29 pm

Yeah, they do tend to fit well on handhelds, even though 'I'll go on it for 15 minutes' turns into 'I've been on it for FOUR HOURS!', and handhelds are more about a gaming quick fix.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Nemesis » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:46 pm

Never was a puzzle fan until Puzzle Quest & sunk more hours into that than I care to remember. Then came Bejeweled 2, Chuzzle, Big Top Ten & Drop 7 on iOS followed by Puzzle Quest 2 (unsurprisingly) & Puzzle Kingdoms (by the same people as Puzzle Quest).
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