By Kris Pixton
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Fall in love with PathPix, now optimized for the iPad's big screen.
PathPix is a relaxing and addictive picture-drawing puzzle game.
To play, you draw colored lines to connect colored numbers. The length of each path you draw must equal the numbers you are connecting.
When you finish connecting all the lines, the level zooms out so that you can see the miniature picture that you have created. An extra reward for success is a quote related in some way to the picture. It may be witty or wise or perhaps even a bit strange - a little something to think about as you go on to the next puzzle.
PATHPIX HD FEATURES:
Play on the big screen - see more of your puzzle at once.
Less scrolling - more playing - you will be an expert before you know it.
Play in portrait or landscape mode.
Pinch zoom to make squares larger or smaller.
One finger scrolling.
Optional sound effects.
189 beautiful picture puzzles - all the puzzles that made the original such a hit plus 20 special extra-large puzzles.
"Best Numbers Game - PathPix. In PathPix, the goal is to create a picture using numbers that connect to one another by bright, bold lines of color. Ranging from very simple images to sprawling and complex masterpieces, Pathpix is a logic game that rewards your dedication with an interesting bit of math-made art. You'll also get a nice historical or literary quote as a reward as well ... this game is so addicting you might just feel the need to solve them all." - www.slidetoplay.com
"PathPix ... is a harmonious blend of drawing, connect the dots, and find the hidden picture. ... Touch controls are very intuitive and work well. PathPix offers a wonderfully addictive gaming experience." - by the AppSmileTeam
SIMPLE RULES - COMPLEX PUZZLES - HIDDEN PICTURES!
Draw paths with your finger, connecting pairs of colored numbers. The length of each path must match the numbers on the two endpoints. Draw backwards or double tap to correct mistakes. There's only one way to do it, and all squares will contain a piece of a path when the puzzle is solved.
Two ways to navigate while solving:
---Tap the VIEW button for an overview, then touch the screen where you want to play next.
---Pan to show another area of the board. Put your finger down any place WITHOUT A NUMBER and move it around. Simple, intuitive, fast.
PathPix HD is based on the PC game "PathPix" by KpixGames.
Game play is similar to Conceptis "Link-a-Pix" and Nintendo DS Pic Pic "Drawing".
What's New in Version 1.1
Added: 20 all-new EXTRA LARGE puzzles - a special challenge for PathPix HD players.
5 star puzzle game with a few app flaws
First let me say that this is a must-have puzzle game if you like puzzles such as Picross. This is quite different from Picross. It's a really unique and fun puzzle type that starts out easy, but gets tougher as you go. I have a few nits with the app, though. For one it completely ignores the volume setting, always blasting the sound at full volume, though you can mute it. Second, I think it could do a better job of indicating that a puzzle can be scrolled - I thought I'd found a broken puzzle, but it turned out I could scroll left. Now that I know this it's not a big deal, though. The sound thing losses this app a star, so I hope they'll fix that soon, and then I'll give it 5 stars.
One other issue with the app - pinch to zoom is unnecessarily tricky to use because it detects either finger touching an endpoint as trying to draw a line and then draws instead of zooming. When two fingers are on the screen it should always do zooming. I hope this can also be fixed in an update. It's still a great puzzle game, one I've been putting a lot of time into, and there are still a lot of puzzles to go. It's easily worth the asking price!
I have been playing the paper/pencil version of this for a few years but love this even more. The colorful designs give me something more to look forward to than just the satisfaction of completing the puzzle. I like being able to skip around to different levels according to the time and effort I want to put into it. I agree that the volume is a problem. I don't work on these in public places because I can't turn down the sound. Please keep updating with more puzzles!
I first discovered this game on my DS XL system and loved it. So I searched the Ipad apps and located this one. It's very good and easy to use. There are a couple of improvements that could be made. First there is no timer. Second to erase a number to number line you have to erase the entire line, it would be better if you could tap one of the numbers twice and the line would erase. I'm up to puzzle 38 and it's pretty easy but it's still a lot of fun. If you have never played this type of game before, there are very good instructions with the app or on the developers website.