By Rogers George
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A collection of 500 original, hand-crafted nurikabe puzzles.
Nurikabe is a logic puzzle from the inventors of sudoku. Simply build a wall that divides the board into areas given by the numbers. There's only one way to do it!
This collection contains 500 all original, hand-crafted puzzles. Difficulty ranges from merely tricky to utterly fiendish. Sizes range from 6 x 6 to 9 x 11, each with distinct and unique artwork. An animated guide demonstrates the rules and beginning strategies. Optional visual hints point out problems, and a solution is detected immediately.
"...One of the best executed independent iPhone/iPod Touch titles that Game Forward has come across in some time."
What's New in Version 1.6.0
Add basic support for iPhone 6/6+ screens
Compiled with the iOS 8 SDK
De-support iOS 5 and 6
Functional. Hard. Not the best aesthetics
Lets start with the good news; the app works, and it works like any puzzler could expect. This is genuine nurikabe, and there's only one solution per puzzle.
Now the middle-ish news. These puzzles are hard. There's no real difficulty curve. For experts, this is a good thing, but beginners should stay away.
Now the bad news. The visuals are a bit TOO fancy. Fancy visuals are for action games; for puzzlers like this, function trumps form any day. This may sound like a silly complaint, but when all you need is a square and a dot, getting creative just feels weird.
THE VERDICT: It's worth the price tag, but better apps exist.
Reset option, moar levels!
Really excellent overall, much prettier interface than others, good range of difficulties. Would pay for more puzzles. Upgraded graphics resolutions would be nice, but it's held up very well even so. And, a better way to reset levels than un- and then re-installing the game.