By Kris Pixton
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Picture logic fans will love these colorful multi-layered puzzles.
In each puzzle a photo has been separated into several color layers. Each layer contains number clues which you can follow to reconstruct the photo.
Using logic similar to minesweeper, reveal parts of the picture, square by square and layer by layer. When all the layers are complete, they will be combined to reveal the entire picture. An additional reward for your 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.
PRISMAPIX HD FEATURES
Play on the big screen - see more of your puzzle at once.
180 beautiful picture puzzles for you to solve
A special quote for every puzzle
Easy, Tricky, and Expert playing modes:
---take your pick or solve all three ways
AutoComplete (or do-it-yourself)
AutoScroll (or do-it-yourself)
Two ways to mark squares - tap/double-tap or use the X/O play button
Play in portrait or landscape mode.
Pinch zoom to make squares fit your fingers
Optional sound effects
SIMPLE RULES - COMPLEX PUZZLES - HIDDEN PICTURES
Each of the clue numbers scattered across the screen tells you how many of the 9 squares immediately surrounding it (including itself) are to be filled in.
Tap to fill in a square and see that portion of the picture.
Double tap to place an X on any square that will not be filled in on the current color layer.
Or turn on the new X/O play button as an alternative to double-tapping.
Drag to mark several squares at once.
Each color layer is a different view of the same picture. When you tap to fill in a square on one color layer, that square will automatically be marked with an X on all the other color layers. And if a square on the grid is marked with an X on all but one layer, that square will automatically be filled in on the one layer remaining. The solution to the puzzle is unique.
Autocomplete: Turn it on and let the game do some of the work while you do the fun stuff. While playing in Easy mode it will fill in Xs whenever you have colored enough squares to match the clue number. While playing in Tricky or Expert modes it will do the easy counting for you, leaving the 2-clue deductions for you to figure out.
How to navigate while solving:
---Default: With autoscroll turned on, the board will automatically move to expose an area with useful clues. When there are no more useful clues on the current layer it will switch to a different color layer. You can also touch one of the starred color buttons at the bottom of the screen to skip to a different layer at any time.
---Want to do it all yourself? Turn off autoscroll in the Options menu, then put your finger down any place on the board that is NOT WHITE and move it around to scroll to another area of the board.
PrismaPix is based on the PC game "PrismaPix" by KpixGames.
The underlying logic will be familiar to players of Minesweeper or Fillapix by Conceptis, but the prism-inspired separation of colors and multi-layered design take these puzzles to a new level.
What's New in Version 1.2
Added support for iOS7
Minor bug fixes
I bought this as soon as it was released and I still play it too often! You definitely have to think!! Fortunately there are 3 levels of difficulty for the same puzzles (of which there are a ton).
I like this one so much that I bought both the iphone and iPad versions, which is rare. Definitely recommend that. Works fine on iOS 8 and iPad mini.
Suggestion for players - there were some things I didn't like - like having it move the board or fill the rest of a nine square after the correct ones were marked. Fortunately you can change all kinds of settings. Also, instead of tapping "oops'" you can just tap the error. Saves you that millisecond of moving your finger 2 millimeters.
If this game seems too complex, you could try Conceptis Fill-a-pix since it has a nine-square grid overlay to help visualize how to play. Probably rude to mention a competitor, but another reviewer on the iphone version said it was too complex. Plus, the games are different enough that it seems ok... This one is MUCH more complex, has many layers, color, requires more brainpower, etc.
I once asked the author something and she got right back to me. Awesome!
So. Addictive. Must. Play. MORE!
I've played this relentlessly in the gym while tread milling or ellipticizing. Almost makes me wish my 45 minutes wasn't up. I have had to clear all records on the game in order to start fresh from puzzle #1 several times already and the games never get old. I play when I can't sleep. I play whenever I can.
Well done, Kris!
I need more puzzles
Hi! I liked your game! Could you please make more puzzles? You can do that by making another app. That or you can make up new selections. Or you can make a button called "Community Puzzles". Friends can take incredible pictures and you can turn them into puzzles. Thanks!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Oct 11, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 24.9 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Kris Pixton
- © 2012 Kris Pixton
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.