Anyone remember the old Palm Pilot? Back in the 90’s? As a lover of gadgets, I had one of those. (No surprise, there, right?) Amazing for the time.
I only had one game on my Palm Pilot but I used it often. Obviously back in those days, the graphics were quite plain, and if I remember correctly, my Palm screen wasn’t even in color. But that all mattered not…. I just loved this game.
Recently I was reminiscing, and although I remembered this game in detail, I could not remember it’s name.
I thought to myself that buried among the thousands of apps available for the iPhone and iPad, someone must have recreated this game for the devices of today. I had to do some pretty creative googling …. but …. yay! I found it!!
And for me, it is just as enjoyable as I remember. It’s not flashy. You will not gasp with oohs and ahhhs for stunning graphics or clever moves.
But if you enjoy a challenging-yet-possible puzzle, you’ll love Vexed.
The premise for Vexed is really incredibly simple. You’ll be presented with blocks, set about the screen. Your goal is to match up blocks with matching shapes. When you do, they disappear. When you clear the board, you move to the next level.
But oh…. it can get tricky!!
There are many many many levels, and many many “packs”.
Here is a screen shot of the first board for the classic series.
Notice there are THREE checks and THREE O’s. You can’t move the check over the other check, because they will disappear and you’ll still have one check left. But if you move the top “O” and let it drop, you can move it over to the left and all three O’s will disappear. Then drop the check and all three checks will disappear. Ta da!!! You just completed screen number one.
I’m stuck on this board below right now:
I’m sure I’ll figure it out …. eventually.
Vexed DLX Old School Puzzler is FREE in the iTunes store and works on both your iPad and iPhone
Let me know how you do!