Circloo

Many puzzle games nowadays have started to become complicated as they try to ramp up the graphics, the music, and the gameplay, but puzzle games don’t need to be pretty to be great. Some puzzle games just need to be simple and easy for people to get into it. Enter Circloo, a puzzle game with just circles, and that’s it. No 3D graphics or anything, but it retains the fun and head-twisting gameplay that puzzle games should always have.

Circloo

Circloo is a shape-based puzzle game that lets you control a little circle that is inside a circle, and the goal of the game is for you to get 7 transparent circles in each circular level. You know, maybe the developers knew that you like circles, so they put in circles in a circle so you can go collect circles. Joking aside, although the game sounds like a real simple task (because it is), the way to finishing this task can be quite hard depending on the level, this is still a puzzle game, after all. The game is played by using your keyboard. The arrow keys are used to move around your little circle. When you start a level, your circle is thrown inside a bigger circle, and you will see a transparent circle that you’d have to collect. Every time you collect one, the field will expand, revealing some obstacles (or if there were already obstacles at the start of the level, then it introduces even more or extensions of those obstacles). You will have to think your way through all of the things that hinder you from getting those circles. You can use your momentum to kind of jump over the obstacles, or use gravity and speed to kind of float off a side. You are free to do whatever you need to do to get everything, as long as it is within the laws of physics (this game actually has very good physics).
Circloo is a very simple game. You’re a circle in a circle trying to get circles. It can’t get any simpler than that. The game introduces a lot of neat little elements as you go through the game where your logic and puzzle solving skills will be put to the ultimate test. If you want a mind-bending or frustratingly good puzzle experience, then Circloo is a good go-to game to play.

On Fire

Quick! The village needs their bonfire lit and you are the only one that can set it on fire! Oh, wait, you’ll light it using the fire that is spreading across your own body. That doesn’t sound too good, but hey, at least you burn in dignity, right?

On Fire is a platform / puzzle game that lets you play as a villager that needs to light a bonfire for the village using his own body as a torch. You’ll take control of a guy who is literally on fire and running towards the village. You can control your burning person by using the arrow keys to point to which direction he’ll be running to. The left and right arrow keys will make him move left or right (he’ll always move forward to wherever he’s facing, by the way) and the up arrow key will make him jump. Hold the up arrow key for a higher jump. The space bar will make your character throw the fire forward until it hits another person that will then become the new torch. The goal is to make sure the fire reaches the bonfire at the end of each level. You’ll do this by going through pits and obstacles, sometimes even waterfalls and dinosaurs, until your reach your destination. If the fire is thrown and there is no one there to catch it, then you will have to re-start and try again. Anything in your way, like trees and other flammable things, should also be burned down along the way (you can do this by simply going through them).
Always remember that when you are on fire, you should stop, drop, and roll. Let’s make this game an exception, though, as we need this fire to burn as long as possible so we can ignite our bonfire. If you’ve been wanting to play a funny little game about flames, then On Fire is the way to go.

Cat in Japan

Hidden object games are pretty fun sometimes, but they do get boring after a while since all you’ll ever need to do is find something in a static picture, and that’s it. Cat in Japan is like a hidden object game, but what makes it a great game is that it’s no ordinary find-this-item type of game, but is also like a room escape game where you use your wits to finish the game. In Cat in Japan, you’d have to find all the sushi in the Japanese house you are in while solving all the puzzles, too!

Cat in Japan

Cat in Japan is a hidden object game with a room escape feel to it, and it’s one of the best combinations of genres ever. You start off with nothing but the greeting which includes the only instruction you’ll get in the game, which is to find all the 20 sushis in the entire house. All you’ll ever need to use is your mouse in this game, which makes it a very simple to control game. You can use the cursor to point to objects and use the left mouse button to interact with objects that can be either used, changed, lifted, or collected. You will also be using the left mouse button to pick up anything you find useful, including the sushis you’ll need to find. Some of the sushis will be in plain sight, while some will be hidden behind other objects, so you’ll have to shake them, lift them, or remove them to find the hidden prize behind them. There will also be areas where you should solve puzzles to be able to continue, but don’t worry, all of the clues and answers to all the puzzles will be in the house, it’ll just be up to you to find and decipher each and every one of them.

While the difficulty of the game isn’t all that hard, the excitement of solving the puzzles and finding all the sushi is still a great way to keep playing this game. And even though there is no replay value to this game, you should still play it as it is such an enjoyable game and is definitely a good game to play if you like hidden object and puzzle games. Cat in Japan is a must play even if you don’t really like the genre.

Ojello

Slicing a few pieces of pie dough has never been so satisfying nor has it ever been so mind bendingly hard! Ojello is a game that makes you think before you slice with its weird puzzle mechanic as well as a very simple premise. Finding a puzzle game that makes you play easily but needs you to think deeply? You’re on the right game review, then!

Ojello

Ojello is a puzzle game that gives you a very simple instruction. Cut the dough that has a few beads in it to make sure that each piece of the dough you cut has a bead each. Here’s the catch, though. You will have a limited number of slices you can use to solve the puzzle. There will be times where you’ll be given a few pieces of dough to work with, as opposed to only one, so this adds a bit of difficulty to the game. It will become harder and harder as the levels go on, but you will also have a bit of help via the hints the game will give you if you ask for one, but the hints are limited, so use them sparingly. Once you have finished a few levels, you’ll get a good feel of how the game really works (because many of the levels will give you like trick puzzles).

If you need a puzzle game that you can play for more than a few hours before you can actually reach the end, then Ojello is a good game. The difficulty quickly becomes more evident as you go along the way, and it’s part of the games real charm.

Wise Turn

Puzzle games have been dwindling over the past few months and Wise Turn is like a rain in the dry summer. It is going to be hard to find a puzzle game like Wise Turn that’ll twist your brain to the limits with only such a simple goal. Playing this game took me a couple of hours just to get to level 20, so I can really tell the puzzle game lovers will have a lot of fun with this.

Wise Turn

Wise Turn is a puzzle game with a very simple goal, twist all of the knobs to make them all point upwards. It’s a simple goal, but that does not mean that it’s as easy to do as it sounds. The game is easy in terms of controls as all you will ever need is your mouse. You use the cursor to hover over a knob that you want to twist, and use your left mouse button to twist it. You will be playing over a 4 by 4 grid denoted by 16 dots. Some of the dots will have a knob that needs to be twisted to point upwards to finish a stage. Now comes the hard part, whenever you hover you mouse over a knob, a white box that will either be horizontal or vertical will appear. This box is there to remind you that if you click on a knob, all of the knobs that are within that box will also be twisted. That’s what the hard part of the game is. Now, you can change the orientation of the box by going to the lower part of the grid, this will turn the box’s orientation into vertical, and going to the sides of the grid will turn it into a horizontal box. That is all the rules to the game. Good luck in finishing everything!

Wise Turn can become a haven for puzzle game lovers, and a hellish nightmare for those that are looking for a casual game to play. This game can take hours to finish, which is why I found it fun. If you’d like a good challenge to give your brain a little exercise, Wise Turn is something you should really play.

Lightybulb 2

The market for puzzle games has become huge in the past few years, but that doesn’t mean it’s all good. There are plenty of puzzle games that are either too easy or too hard, so people walk away from them. Lightybulb, I believe, would be a mix of very hard puzzles along with a few easy ones, which is an OK combination, but all of them are still pretty fun to solve.

Lightybulb 2 has a pretty simple goal and premise; light the bulb by giving it power. The light bulb can be given energy in a variety of ways, all of them though will have a puzzle for you to solve first, so make sure to get your brain ready before you play. There will be a number of puzzles before you can finish the game, including a few ones that might get you completely stumped. One of the easier ones will have you pressing a button to give power to another button that will then give power to the light switch, so you just have to press them in order. Some of them will use time puzzles, and some will use pictures to reveal the puzzle’s answers. There’s really no key presses needed or whatever, all you need is your mouse, so the game is pretty simple in terms of controls. If you think that a puzzle requires you to press something outside your mouse, then think again, because that answer is probably wrong.

If you’re in the market for a quick puzzle game, then let Lightybulb 2 take your time. The puzzles are very good and a few of the many ways to answer the puzzles are actually pretty fun. Take your time to think about the answers, or if you really want to progress, there’s a few guides around the net to help you out. Don’t worry, we won’t think you’re cheating for it.