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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by FatTrucker » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:02 pm

Puyo Puyo is fantastic in multi-player. So many strategies you can employ and the challenge just keeps ramping up. Its the only game I play regularly with the kids on the Mame cab. My eldest daughter scored her first proper non jammy win against me on Saturday...was well chuffed as I'm f**king good at it, been playing it since it came out on the Snes in the 90's.
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Ferret Oxide » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:11 pm

I enjoyed Puzznic on the Spectrum. Polarium on the DS is quite good, too.

One game I really wanted to like but never gelled with was E-Motion.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Freestyler » Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:43 pm

At the moment all my (puzzle) time is split between two constant plays:

Bejeweled 2 on Xbox 360
Mahjongg Wii on Wii (Homebrew title)

Bejeweled 2 is such a sublime game that I could literally see myself playing it for years in the future. In fact I had been playing it for years on PC via Popcap's website! :lol:
It's just one of those games that you can play in any mood. So much so that I've not even bothered to take a look at Bejeweled 3. Pity the Xbox achievements were made by Satan himself. Play it for the gameplay, not the gamescore. :D

Mahjongg Wii is a homebrew title for the Wii. Basically it's a "Match the tiles" game, and... well that's it. But the motion control is sublime and for once is really suited to the gameplay. The only thing that could possibly better it would be playing some sort of Mahjongg with touchscreen on an iPad. Which I don't have. :cry:

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Flint » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:35 pm

Has anybody played Super Bub? It’s a Net Yaroze game (PS1) that had a fantastic multiplayer mode, I’ve kept the demo disc with it on for years as I still play it occasionly.

Picross for the DS is a brilliant game despite the concept sounding a bit boring.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Liamh1982 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:08 am

Super Bub is ace, kind of similar to Baku Baku/Puzzle Fighter II.

And I like a bit of Picross, recently completed Mario no Super Picross and Picture Puzzle.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by greenberet79 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:33 am

Hmmmm

I do like a bit of Lumines 1 and 2 (PSP).

Puzzle Fighter (PSP) is ace.

The missus spends a lot of time playing Mahjong (iMac) but I've never gotten into it.

Cogs on the iPhone, although my brain struggles with it!

Klax on the PC Engine I'll always give a whirl.

Not strictly a puzzle game, but I've been known to spend days playing World Snooker (PSP) - it's all about the angles and playing XX number of shots ahead, so there is a puzzle-ish element there.
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by che_don_john » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:15 am

Big fan of puzzle games. Personal favourites are:

Tetris (especially the GameBoy version)
Peggle
Pipe Dream
Lemmings
Bust-a-Move
Echochrome
Kula World
Portal (the best of them all)
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by ShadowNeku » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:25 am

Lost Vikings 2 on the PS1 would count as a puzzler would it not?
If so, i also recommend that.
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Morkin » Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:31 pm

Ferret Oxide wrote:Polarium on the DS is quite good, too.
Loved that game along with Polarium Advance on the GBA.

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Freestyler » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:23 pm

Anyone remember Endorfun? It was supposed to have subliminal messages in it apparently, but I never played it.
Mostly because the review mags savaged it.

I think the news and newspapers tore it to pieces too, but I think their angle was that it was trying to brainwash little Johnny into a psychpath. :roll:

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Graham Humphrey » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:56 am

I used to play Gem'X and Clockwiser on the Amiga a lot. Both pretty fiendish, especially the latter which is all kinds of evil during the later levels.
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:00 am

Freestyler wrote:Anyone remember Endorfun? It was supposed to have subliminal messages in it apparently, but I never played it.
Mostly because the review mags savaged it.

I think the news and newspapers tore it to pieces too, but I think their angle was that it was trying to brainwash little Johnny into a psychpath. :roll:

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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:01 am

I used to love Kahoots on the PSP - you had to get some little creature from point A to point B. I played it a lot until i modded my PSP and it doesn't work anymore. Booo sony!

Also - I love playing Battleships on my old LG Viewty! B-2....HIT!
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by uglifruit » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:10 am

Slitherlink (NDS). I dread to think how much of my life this game has stolen.
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Re: The puzzle game thread

Post by Frank Chickens » Wed Mar 23, 2011 7:39 am

A few that spring to mind:

Tetris
China Challenge II
Chip's Challenge
Picross 3D
Planet Puzzle League
Take a Break Puzzle Bonanza
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