31 January 2002
Do you like puzzles at all? Want to try something new? We've come across another set of tile-based games, but this times tiles are not going to disappear, dissolve, burst, whatever. The tiles are here to stay with AbcPuzzles.
AbcPuzzles is a set of two puzzles - AlterJig and Cyclanoid. The games are similar in idea but differ in its implementation. In AlterJig you have to reassemble a scrambled picture, rotating tiles in sets of four. The border tiles of the picture do not move - their purpose is to remind you of the picture so you don't reassemble something else. The game uses a couple of dozen preinstalled bitmap images. You can add your own images and reassemble, say, your sweetheart's picture or an Apple logo.
In Cyclanoid there are no pictures but rows of tiles with icons. The idea is to arrange tiles in rows, using border tiles as a guide. The game comes with a great choice of levels of difficulty and sizes of the board, but if you want a custom-built game, you can create one yourself.
Both puzzles are free of charge and nag windows. For those who can't grasp the idea of playing at once there are demo modes available - you can see the computer play for you. Download these puzzles today and answer the challenge!