Puzzle Island
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Discover the mystery and escape from exile.   Shareware ($19.00)
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Puzzle Island... Stranded on a mysterious tropical island, you have only your wits to help you survive. Can you discover the mystery of Puzzle Island and escape your exile? Puzzle Island is a game of twelve different puzzles that range from simple tile matching puzzles to mind bending logic puzzles. With four difficulty settings, an adventure that is a puzzle within a puzzle and the ability to play the individual puzzles anytime (once unlocked), this game will keep you busy for months, if not years to come. Why buy one puzzle game when you can have twelve in one!

Puzzle Island has
What's New
Version 1.0.3:
  • Fixed a sound bug that appeared under Mac OS 10.5.
  • Fixed a rare bug that could prevent launching.
  • A few minor updates and new features.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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burypromote

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8oo8 reviewed on 27 Apr 2007
Only the first game of the set is available in trial mode, and, sadly, I found it very uninteresting and unengaging. I got bored with it pretty quickly.
One matches three tiles in a row to remove them and allow your game piece to move to the top row. Big deal.......BIG yawn!!!
Before playing, there's a long-winded, silly, story line.
The graphics are, IMHO, lackluster and unimpressive; and the music accompanyment is trite.
And they want $28 for this turkey?!!! Oh, please!
It would be overpriced at half that!.
You can do a LOT better for a lot less; there are some far, far, better choices out there....trust me.
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sudoku77 commented on 28 Apr 2007
I agree that the music is trite, which is why i turned it off and used iTunes as my background music.

My only reason for the reply, is that the Doctor is completely wrong on what puzzles you can play in demo mode. As you play through the adventure mode you unlock access to the other puzzles. I was able to unlock 6 of them in the two hour demo.

I too, am not a fan of simple tile matching and many of the first six were just that. Looking at the list in the game, it appears most of the "thinking puzzles" must be later in the game. I did like the nonogram style puzzle that i did unlock. But then i like nonograms.
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Downloads:3,350
Version Downloads:2,134
Type:Games : Puzzle
License:Shareware
Date:09 Feb 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.00
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Puzzle Island... Stranded on a mysterious tropical island, you have only your wits to help you survive. Can you discover the mystery of Puzzle Island and escape your exile? Puzzle Island is a game of twelve different puzzles that range from simple tile matching puzzles to mind bending logic puzzles. With four difficulty settings, an adventure that is a puzzle within a puzzle and the ability to play the individual puzzles anytime (once unlocked), this game will keep you busy for months, if not years to come. Why buy one puzzle game when you can have twelve in one!

Puzzle Island has five tile matching puzzles, five logic puzzles and two path finding/creating puzzles. Some of the puzzles included are puzzles based on Sudoku (with no numbers!), Nonograms, Mind Bender, Black Box and a new take on Minesweeper. All of the puzzles are randomly created so that there is always a new game waiting for you!

The adventure game is where each of the twelve puzzles come together to create a story. In the adventure, you have been shipwrecked and marooned on a strange tropical island. The question is: Can you survive? Solving the steps (and the order of the steps) to getting off of the island, is yet another puzzle. You'll need to solve the adventure game in order to unlock access to all of the puzzles in the individual puzzle mode.

  • Each user account on the computer can have up to five different profiles.
  • In individual puzzle mode, high scores are tracked with the top 16 scores saved for each puzzle and each difficulty setting. The high scores are across all user accounts on your computer.
  • Can be played full screen or in windowed mode.
  • Plays nice with other applications. So, go ahead and leave your email program running while playing; turn off the in-game music and launch iTunes to play your own mood music. You could also leave your work or school work applications open for quick switching when the boss or a parent comes by. (But, you didn't hear that from us; and, we also didn't tell you that the "Hide when in background" setting would help facilitate your ruse.)


Screen shots and synopses of all 12 puzzles can be had at www.kingdom-era.com


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