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The ultimate in twisty "magic" puzzles - don't be limited to cubes locked into a fixed orientation!
Twistyhedron brings a full range of twisty "magic" puzzles in all sorts of shapes and configurations, including:
- Tetrahedrons ("Pyramids")
- Dodecagons (both pentagonal and rhombic)
- Various prisms/slabs
These include not just simple "parallel to the faces" slices, but ones along diagonals, skewed in weird ways, etc... Over 50 different puzzles to solve (including some that have more combinations than atoms in the universe!).
The puzzles are rendered using "tiles" attached to each face for the maximal visual cues and impact (with an option for cheap "stickers"). The puzzles are freely rotatable, with a special "rear mirror" view so you can see the back of the puzzle.
Full undo/redo (even saved when you switch between puzzles), shuffle, stopwatch timer, etc...
So if you've mastered the basic cube, step up to a whole new world of challenges!
What's New in Version 1.2
Full support for the iPad
Two more puzzles shapes
Minor bug fixes
If you're looking for a twisty puzzle simulator this is the one to get. In terms of variety of puzzles, aesthetic interface, and intuitive touch controls this is unbeaten on any platform. Virtually every mass produced puzzle is included, save high order puzzles that are arduous enough to solve in physical form, even worse on a simulator. This program is even capable of simulating shape changing puzzles and bandaged puzzles such as the Pyramorphix and the Bandaged Cube.
Yes, a few puzzles are mislabeled, and a few puzzles do not implement jumbling (shape-changing) moves that are available on mechanical versions, however these gripes would only bother the most nitpicking of puzzle solvers. More likely than not, you will find more puzzles than you ever thought possible, all in one extremely robust and well implemented package.
This app is both overwhelming and fascinating. Controls, particularly on more complex objects, take a bit of getting used to.
- It would be useful to be able to toggle the mirror image on and off (as you can explore the object in 3D space, the mirror is often more confusing than not).
- It would be great - and more immersive - to be able to add user images to the customizable background selection.
Overall, a really cool app.
Control is totally embarrassing
It looked very good, until I twisted it. Using one-finger manipulation I almost cannot make a twist I want. It's like it can read my mind, but makes the move in the opposite way. Using two-finger manipulation it's better, but still one out of three moves is not what I want. All the above comments are for small puzzles, like megaminx. For the larger puzzles I cannot even make a single move correctly. I am looking for something like the Gelatin Brain's puzzles for my ipod touch, and this app is not it.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 06, 2010
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 22.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Glenn Andreas
- © 2009 gandreas software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.