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Re: iOS game app -- totally recommend this!

Waiting for another The Room game, I get carried away playing it.
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OK -- CURRENTLY PUZZLING OVER THESE. I refuse to use walk thru's etc. and I just go away when stumped and then go back, so taking me a long time, but these are really good:


ROOM Γ -Room Escape Game- by Mani Morishita
https://appsto.re/us/xQkkW.i

ROOM Δ -Room Escape Game- by Mani Morishita
https://appsto.re/us/mzwf7.i


Managed to solve these:

Pixel Room -Room Escape Game- by Mani Morishita
https://appsto.re/us/x7f6U.i

Matryoshka -Room Escape Game- by Mani Morishita
https://appsto.re/us/6_Y10.i



Only just started this one but presumably as good:

Sphinx -Room Escape Game- by Mani Morishita
https://appsto.re/us/MxkE1.i

...eta... thus wasn’t as good as others...
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I was waiting for this one to go on sale or get for myself for Christmas -- when I looked, it was on holiday sale for .99 (still is) -- so I got it and have been hooked! I warn you it eats whole chunks of time -- I've got to about 15 - 20 minutes before I fail now..... :>

Mini Metro by Dinosaur Polo Club
https://appsto.re/us/F5l8X.i

It turns out my teen DD's even better at it than I am -- within minutes of trying it for the first time -- I improved my own game play by using some of her strategies :()


...eta... this got boring after a while — turning Into endless stressful time management challenges. I really prefer puzzle/escape type games, but superior ones are rare.
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Re: iOS game app -- totally recommend this!

If you want to get addicted, check out a game called Egg, Inc.

You start with a chicken coop and you can hatch chickens to get eggs. Each level is a different egg with different "properties". (it's only relevant because of the value of the egg) Still really fun in the beginning, and addictive once you're into it.

This one is a free to play game. You can buy "golden eggs" or watch 30 second advertisements for in game perks.
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I just finished a game called The House of Da Vinci by Blue Brain Games
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-hou ... 15791?mt=8

I originally held off getting it because of negative comparison to The Room series and reported glitches. I think if there had been actual glitches and not just player errors and what I would call unreasonable expectations, they had been fixed in the subsequent updates. To me, limited vantage points and occuli not working unless viewed from specific vantage point and viewing distance are puzzle features, not a glitch.

While it’s true that the feel of the game is similar to The Room series, I’m not sure if the makers of the game can be faulted for following the paradigm unless there are copywrite/legal issues. From user point of view, this game was just as intricately crafted with beautiful artwork and imaginative story... maybe not quite as complex since The Room already has three previous versions under their belts to build and learn from/improve upon. I really don’t know of any others that are as well put together that can be placed in the same category.

I enjoyed it very much. I don’t use other people’s walk-throughs - that ruins the whole point of playing a puzzle-based game and challenging myself. I also turn off the hints — no spoilers please! I did get completely stuck for a while and had to leave it for about a month when I kept on falling into to the same circular analysis that stumped me. I finally re-played the chapter from the beginning and smoothly got past my mental block and was able to move on right away.
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I noticed I didn’t mention

Gorogoa by Annapurna Interactive
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gorogoa ... 25754?mt=8

- This was not very long nor super difficult, but cleverly done and beautiful graphics. Worth playing. Enjoyed it very much while solving the puzzles. The ending of the story left me a bit off-balance.
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This is my new - “I have a little time to kill” or “I need to clear my head” —diversion:
Subwords by Klemens Strasser
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/subword ... 01517?mt=8

There are 2 modes for each topic. One is infinite time but you have to know or guess all the words, and the other has time limit but you don’t need to know all the words (because most likely you’ll run out of time before you get through it all), but this one holds back some of the critical elements until you complete a few obvious words first.....

When you are familiar with the topic, the game session can be easy, but unfamiliar ones are very challenging to near impossible. I try not to use the hints when I really should know the answers, and I get mad at myself if I use the hint and it shows me something I already know.

I like that by repeating the same topic, I learn some new related words I didn’t know before and improve my score, and when curious, I look them up to find out more about them. At first I couldn’t get through Egyptian Mythology at all, but I’m finally able to finish after playing the topic off and on for about a week.
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The room 4 is out, called past sins or something like that. I am working my way through it.
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Old Sins — that’s another good one! :-()
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Here is a “mindless” time waster — rules are pretty simple — or, for me, stressful frustration in “Difficult” ...still trying to master the speedy mode. It’s a replacement for game called Drop 7 which stopped working after an iOS update — not quite up to the original in features, but pretty good none-the-less.

Droppy by Antonio Tanzola
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/droppy/ ... 28243?mt=8
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This isn’t just for iOS at all, but —

I showed my DD today’s Google doodle and she has been thoroughly exploring it — and loving it! If you are musically oriented, definitely give it a try :D
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