Zen Puzzle Garden
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Japanese rock garden puzzle game.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Zen Puzzle Garden is a Japanese rock garden puzzle which can be solved by raking all of the sand. The player controls a little monk with a rake, who must find a way to complete the garden without raking himself into a corner.

There is no time limit, so you can experiment with many different raking patterns. With beautiful graphics and intriguing puzzles, Zen Puzzle Garden will keep you mesmerized for hours! by Lexaloffle Games
What's New
Version 1.26:
  • Universal Binary.
  • New Icon.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.39 or later



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infiniteline reviewed on 28 Jan 2009
Not a bad game at all. The concept is simple and it takes some thinking to get through each level. I agree that the game can be a bit tedious to 'clean up' all the levels, but hey... chop wood, carry water. The price may be a bit high for some, but overall a decent offering.
[Version 1.27]


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Syzzygy reviewed on 18 Sep 2006
Well, I gave it a try and, I must say, found this game only sightly interesting; I lost interest in it quite rapidly. Sorry, but Zen Puzzle garden just doesn't grab me. There's just not enough "sizzle" , or interesting content therein to keep me going with it for very long.
My feeling upon not getting the little monk to rake the entire garden?......so what, I'd rather spend my time playing something more engrossing. And graphically, it's rather dull.
I think that at $19.95, it's overpriced; maybe $8 is all it's worth.
But ya never know, it might be your cup of tea. Try it out and if you feel it's worth your time and your $19.95, then, by Jove, go for it. Different strokes, and all that. I guess there's no accounting for people's tastes, though.
[Version 1.24]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Jun 2005
I believe that's part of the 'puzzle' aspect of the game. Difficult isn't it?
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 26 Mar 2005
tried the demo but the monk does not respond to the mouse or keyboard commands to turn when I want him to. Instead he rakes straight lines only and will not turn even when there is room. Not sure what the matter is but I'm not that interested to find out
[Version 1.14]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Jun 2005
You're not supposed to turn in the middle of the garden - that's what makes the puzzles interesting.
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Anonymous reviewed on 10 Aug 2004
Beautiful, simple, and very responsive. The author put a lot into this game and obviously takes from playstation style menu interfaces. Impressive use of OpenGL. Easy to play, and most likely challenging - I wrote this after completing the first level (and yes, I had to undo a bad move...)

Great game, and great work. Well worth the download, if not the price (?).

Two gripes: (1) the seeming deluge of keyboard commands... For such a simple game, it would have been nice to have some readily available buttons. (2) Takes over my screen and changes my resolution - is that necessary?? - not very mac-like. :-(
[Version 1.14]

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Anonymous commented on 04 Jun 2005
If you look at the options in the game you can change so the game runs in window mode!
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Anonymous commented on 05 Jul 2005
Buttons would clutter the background.
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Downloads:5,006
Version Downloads:996
Type:Games : Puzzle
License:Shareware
Date:28 Jan 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.95
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Zen Puzzle Garden is a Japanese rock garden puzzle which can be solved by raking all of the sand. The player controls a little monk with a rake, who must find a way to complete the garden without raking himself into a corner.

There is no time limit, so you can experiment with many different raking patterns. With beautiful graphics and intriguing puzzles, Zen Puzzle Garden will keep you mesmerized for hours! by Lexaloffle Games


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