By Arash Payan
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
"For the money, Jabeh is a must have for anyone who enjoys puzzle games." ---iPhone Alley
"The game is really fun and... I hate to put the word addicting in a review... but it is addicting." ---appVersity.com
"The application is slick in all areas and you will easily spend hours trying to solve so many puzzles." ---148apps
"I would highly recommend this game... I found myself enjoying it quite a bit." ---iphoneappdaily.com
Engage your mind with the most addictive logic puzzle for iPhone and iPod Touch. In this mix of Sudoku and Minesweeper (based on Shinro), you exercise your deductive skills to find the hidden stones in each puzzle, while enjoying Jabeh's original soundtrack and art.
HOW TO PLAY
• The Jabeh board has 12 hidden stones that you need to find.
• Arrows on the board point in the direction of one or more stones.
• Column numbers show how many stones are in that column.
• Row numbers show how many stones are in that row.
• By crossing out the boxes on the board, you can determine which remaining boxes contain the hidden stones. Find all 12 stones, and you've completed the puzzle!
• Every single puzzle can be solved using logic. You'll never have to spoil the fun by guessing.
• A stunning user interface to please the eye of any gamer.
• Original artwork decorates each of the 9 different board styles. Watch as the art comes into full view each time you solve a puzzle.
• 10 entrancing musical themes play while you solve puzzle after addictive puzzle.
• Swipe and tap the Jabeh board to cross out boxes and mark stones around the board.
• View your statistics, then play more puzzles to improve your time and rank.
• Automatically checks for new puzzles every time you start the game!
• Download the soundtrack for free from http://jabeh.org
• See how many puzzles are currently available in the game at the @jabeh twitter page, http://twitter.com/jabeh
• Swipe your finger across a series of boxes to cross them out or
• Tap once on a single box to cross it out
• Tap once again to mark it as a stone
• Tap once more to clear it
• Programming: Arash Payan
• User Interface: Louis Harboe
• Artwork: Behnoush McKay
• Music: Nick Jenei
What's New in Version 1.4
+New and improved statistics with a breakdown per difficulty
+Added 'Jabeh Stones' which stone a row or column when you've fully marked it.
/From now on you won't see repeated puzzles until you've finished every unsolved puzzle in your difficulty.
/If you're playing a solved puzzle, there will be a little asterisk in the title (Jabeh*)
/Now you'll see the network activity spinner when Jabeh checks for updates at launch.
-Fixed a bug that might occur when using hints
-Fixed a crash that would occur when using arrow paths
Beautifully designed puzzle app.
I'll start with my main criticism of the app: there is no way to choose a specific puzzle. In a game where puzzles are not generated on the fly, I believe such functionality is a must to aid players in discussing specific puzzles ("Puzzle #42 is beautiful" or "Let's see who can solve #52 faster"). Instead, you just have to option to play Easy, Medium, Hard, or Any difficulty puzzle, and Jabeh picks a random unsolved puzzle of that difficulty from its library.
The good: the presentation is beautiful without being distracting (I especially adore the music, but there's an option to turn it off), the controls are excellent, the in-game instructions are well-written, and the puzzles appear to be handmade, with the arrows being arranged to form figures on occasion (see the screenshot where the arrows form a letter S). These elements made the app more enjoyable for me than I expected. Try the free version first, and then consider buying this. :)
Addicting little logic puzzle game
I love this game. It is very attractive and in my opinion the perfect type of logic game -- simple rules and small gameboard, resulting in several minutes of serious thinking. I also really appreciate and support game developers who put out a useful free or lite version to try before paying. I cannot pay for all the myriad of games I would like to try, and I certainly balk at paying more than a buck or two for an unknown quantity. But if they let me try a fully working version and it's as good as this game I will seriously become addicted and $5 is definitely not to much to pay for Jabeh!
The settings are not particularly self-explanatory, and I think there are a couple puzzles that have multiple end solutions (just the last couple stones). But all in all, a wonderful game.
This app deserves more than 5 starts. Beautiful music, graphics of great taste. On think though: sometimes the boards repeat and it sometimes is annoying. Some "board management" would be great, so I could see if I finished all the boards, more are coming and if I want to play them again or not. It doesn't mean this app deserves anything less than 5 stars. Great work.