Loops Of Zen HD
By Arend Hintze
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Solve the entangled Loops Of Zen!
This game is about harmony. Restore perfect harmony by rotating the tiles until there is no open end. This is a very unique type of puzzle, enjoy it now on a very large screen and 30 different difficulties.
The level generator makes sure you will encounter an almost infinite amount of different puzzles.
Relax and have fun, Dr. Arend Hintze
Mostly good app, but could use improvements.
1. The instructions have a typo about "entagled" loops.
2. The ability to save a level in progress might be useful for some people, as pointed out in other reviews.
3. The documentation doesn't mention this, but a swipe gesture to the left takes you back to the menu during any puzzle. This is actually frustrating when you accidentally pull it off near the end of a huge puzzle. Please at least make the gesture pull up a "do you want to quit" menu, or have the game automatically saved or something. The thought of accidentally losing all of my progress on a giant puzzle because my finger slid a wee bit far to the left turns me off from playing this.
Honestly, though, it's a huge improvement on the original Flash game. The grey grid lines make it easier to tap the tile you want, whereas I gave up on the Flash version because the tiles extend too far into the adjacent space, making it easy to click on the wrong tile while trying to click an adjacent one. Also, not having the game automatically transition to the next level when you solve a puzzle lets you appreciate your accomplishment so much more.
Fun & Challenging (but flawed)
I think most of the other reviews here pretty much cover the issues - a fun yet challenging game that's spoiled by the lack of save/resume (it's no fun having to restart the higher levels just because your two-year old came along and pushed the wrong button at the wrong time!). Unlike some of the other reviews I don't think color would add anything to this app - the minimalist black & white adds to the 'zen' nature of the game. However, I would appreciate the ability to 'lock' each tile once you're convinced it's right - would prevent the accidental turning of a tile through either the lack of zoom or the aforementioned 2-yr old.
Add zoom and save/resume and it's worth that extra star, but don't let that put you off buying it - it's still a great game even without those features.
Agree with the others. Could use a splash of color, especially when you finish a level.
Definitely needs a pause button.
Music is good but the composer watched The Princess Bride one too many times.
The disappearing background graph is used to alert you that the level is complete but it is very dull and anticlimactic. Even a small change with color would be nice. Does not detract from the game play. Still very unique. Very well done. Very clever in a world of a million apps, this one still manages to be different.
Will give it five stars when you can pause the game and zoom in on the harder levels.