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  • Publisher: Kris Pixton
  • Genre: Educational
  • Device: iPad
  • Size: 23.8 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $1.99
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App description: 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.

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

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.

pluto6's comments:

Another superlative offering by Kris Pixton. Many of you love the PathPix series of puzzlers.

This one, I just got and tried out - sort of across between PathPix, Color Cross (of PicCross type fame), and Mine Sweeper. Quite a fascinating puzzler - and of course with excellent pictures, and the ever famous quotes. A new type of puzzle, but one that I am definitely taking to. A no brainer for those that like these types of puzzle games.
03-22-2012, 07:48 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 958
I may have to try it out... Big fan of the pathpix games
03-22-2012, 10:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 702
Bought it, based on the PathPix games that I love so. Only done 3 puzzles. Not sure I'm a fan of this game yet, but going to give it a bit more time and try a few more puzzles. Can't quite say why I don't care for it, so going to see if more time helps me puzzle it out.
10-10-2012, 06:05 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 1,355
I just found this game while looking at some of the developer's other games, and it's great! Like a multi-layered version of minesweeper. It's also available for iPhone, but from playing it on iPad I'd recommend the iPad version if you have the choice, the larger screen suits this game.
I've got all the PathPix games so I don't know how I missed this one!