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Old 11-03-2008, 05:09 PM   #1
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Default Puzzle Games: The GOAT Genre

No genre of video games has the replay value of a great puzzler. They are immune to graphics upgrades because with them it is all about the gameplay.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:33 PM   #2
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When talking about puzzle games, these come through my head:

Tetris
Dr. Mario
PuyoPuyo
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-a-Move)
Picross
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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No genre of video games has the replay value of a great puzzler. They are immune to graphics upgrades because with them it is all about the gameplay.

MMmmm. Sometimes. Sometimes they can be repetitious or discouraging. Like Spider Solitaire with 4 suites. I've beat it over a handful of times, but it's still ridiculously hard and random.

I like logic puzzles better. Kickle Cubicle (sp?) for 8-bit Nintendo rocked. I remember Gyromite being good.

Another game that has puzzles that you wouldn't normally think of is the Prince of Persia games, where you have to figure out how to get across a room, sometimes on the fly while you're moving. It's entertaining. Sometimes you just stare across a room in first person view and just say here goes nothing... and take off and see what you can do. Not much replay value in any of those though.

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Old 11-04-2008, 12:58 AM   #4
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Puzzle games… I love 'em.

Some of my favorites:

Qix/Ultimate Qix/Volfied
Lumines
Tetris
Columns
Puzzle Bubble
Panel de Pon aka Tetris Attack aka Pokemon Puzzle League
Ikaruga
Lemmings
Magical Drop 3
Baku Baku

I'll agree that they have unlimited replay value. Always challenge for hi score and fast times! Games where there is always an element to improve and build score are timeless…

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Old 11-04-2008, 08:53 AM   #5
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My company will be adding another puzzle game to the genre in a few weeks

We'll be presenting at the Philadelphia Convention Center on the weekend of November 21-23rd.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:01 AM   #6
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When talking about puzzle games, these come through my head:

Tetris
Dr. Mario
PuyoPuyo
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-a-Move)
Picross
Is this real?
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:05 AM   #7
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Is this real?

Yes.



One of the best head-to-head puzzle games ever.
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Old 11-10-2008, 09:08 AM   #8
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One of the best head-to-head puzzle games ever.

Another great head to head game…
some people call it a puzzle shooter, Twinkle Star Sprites!

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Old 11-10-2008, 10:10 AM   #9
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Is chu-chu rocket considered a puzzle game in the traditional sense?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:12 AM   #10
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if you've got a wii check out world of goo (also on pc):



one of the most refreshing and innovative puzzle games i've played in a long time.
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Old 11-14-2008, 06:12 PM   #11
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I love a good puzzler. Especially a good hearty one, like Ico, which sort of blurs the line between puzzler and platformer, and a few other things.

I kind of feel like the online availability of puzzlers has sort of wiped out the console development of them.

Here's one of my current favorites. I beat it about a month ago. It's flash, and can be a little sluggish. I made a thread about it in the OTC, since there's a few engineers in there, and it's a design/physics game, but no one bit:

FANTASTIC CONTRAPTION
http://fantasticcontraption.com/
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:18 AM   #12
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Is chu-chu rocket considered a puzzle game in the traditional sense?
Chu-chu is my favorite game of all-time. I bought a Dreamcast just to play it, and the overly ambitious Shenmue.
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Old 11-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #13
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Aw man, I wish it was still possible to play Chu Chu online
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not a video game, but this one baffled me for a couple minutes:




just type the last answer if you get it.
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No mention of Swapper?
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