Developer website: Red Marble Games
Aargon Deluxe is a non-violent laser puzzle game in which the player uses a wide variety of tools - mirrors, beam splitters, refractors, prisms, color converters, and many more - to direct one or more laser beams to its goal. There is no time limit or other pressure, so you can take your time and think through the solution. The game starts simple, but stretches the player's puzzle-solving abilities to the limits on the expert skill levels. The free demo version of Aargon Deluxe comes with thirty levels which teach the basics of the game and offer some challenges. The registered version ($14.95) has 180 puzzles, including a full interactive tutorial that leads beginners from the basic concepts to advanced techniques and expert playing pieces. It also includes a user-friendly level editor where players can create their own levels to share with friends. Free levels will also be available from Red Marble's web-site at http://www.redmarblegames.com Hundreds more Aargon puzzles are available in add-on level packs, and there are complete hint guides available.
Version 1.1 adds the following:
- Bug fixes: Repaired bug in tracking separate players' solved puzzles; fixed memory leak that caused unexpected quits after long play; various other minor fixes.
- Version 1.1 is also OS 9 compatible; separate download of OS 9 demo is available
Mac OS X 10.1 or later