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Encyclopedia > Computer puzzle game
Minesweeper, a popular computer puzzle game found on many machines.
Minesweeper, a popular computer puzzle game found on many machines.

Computer puzzle game is a genre of computer games that emphasize puzzle solving. The types of puzzles involved can involve logic, strategy, pattern recognition, sequence solving, word completion or, in some cases, just pure luck. Image File history File links Minesweeper_end_Kmines. ... Image File history File links Minesweeper_end_Kmines. ... Minesweeper is a single-player computer game. ... A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players interact with in order to achieve a defined goal or set of goals. ... A puzzle is a problem or enigma that challenges ingenuity. ... Logic, from Classical Greek λόγος logos (the word), is the study of patterns found in reasoning. ... A strategy is a long term plan of action designed to achieve a particular goal, as differentiated from tactics or immediate actions with resources at hand. ... A four leaf clover is often considered to bestow good luck This article is about fortune. ...


Before there ever were video games (as we would recognise them) there were jigsaw puzzles and the Rubik's Cube, today's puzzle game forerunners. The genre can be difficult to describe: the gameplay is usually abstract (but not always) often involving arranging geometric shapes to fulfill some goal or constraint. Often edge matching or colour matching plays an important role. Puzzle games usually strive to have a pick-up-and-play accessibility to them and to have an addictive quality. They are popular with travelers and commuters for the same general reasons as the airport novel: Low bars to accessibility, moderate levels of personal involvement, and a relatively easy and painless mode of abandoning and reaccessing one's progress in the event of being jostled or moved. They provide a welcome distraction from the jostling and inconvenience of travel. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Picture puzzle. ... Variations of Rubiks Cubes (from left to right: Rubiks Revenge, Rubiks Cube, Professors Cube, & Pocket Cube) The Rubiks Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. ... Look up travel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... See Commute for other meanings. ... The Road to Omaha by Robert Ludlum contains elements of self-parody not often found in airport novels, but the back cover still promised byzantine treachery and relentless action. Airport novels represent a literary genre that is not so much defined by its plot or cast of stock characters, as...


Some puzzle games feed the player a random assortment of blocks or pieces that they must organize in the correct manner (Tetris, Klax, Lumines), where others present a preset game board and/or pieces and challenge the player to solve the puzzle by achieving a goal (Bomberman, The Incredible Machine). Some of the games in the former category have a mode that plays like the latter. For example, in both Tetrisphere and Tetris Attack, there is an actual "puzzle mode" in which the player must clear a pre-defined board within a certain amount of moves. Tetris (Russian: ) is a very popular falling blocks puzzle game, released on a large spectrum of platforms. ... KLAX can mean: KLAX FM, a radio station KLAX-TV, a television station Klax, a computer game Klax Live-CD, a Linux distribution Los Angeles International Airport, is an airport with the ICAO airport code KLAX This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the... Lumines is a video game created by game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi. ... Sonic is a strategic, maze-based computer and video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft. ... Screenshot from Screenshot from Return of the Incredible Machine: Contraptions The Incredible Machine is a series of computer games originally designed and coded by Kevin Ryan and produced by Jeff Tunnell, developed by now-defunct Jeff Tunnell Productions and published by Dynamix; the 1993 through 1995 versions had the same... Tetrisphere is a video game released for the Nintendo 64 in 1997. ... Tetris Attack is a cartridge video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in North America and Europe. ...


Some games are not puzzle games, yet contain many puzzle elements, such as Resident Evil, Silent Hill and the Legend of Zelda series. Resident Evil, known in Japan as Biohazard ), is a highly successful survival-horror franchise that started life as video games developed by Capcom and created by Shinji Mikami. ... Silent Hill is the title of a well-known survival horror video game franchise, produced by Konami and developed by Team Silent. ... The official sword and shield logo of The Legend of Zelda introduced during the release of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. ...


Because puzzle games are often so abstract, the term is sometimes used (be it correctly or not) as a blanket term for games with unique and otherwise indescribable gameplay. Every Extend Extra is a fine example of this. Every Extend Extra (or E3 for short) is a newly announced action shooting game by Q Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable (PSP). ...


Puzzle games are relatively easy to develop and to take from dedicated arcade units, to home video game consoles, to personal digital assistants and mobile phones. Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ... video game consoles A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer. ... palmOne Tungsten T5 Personal digital assistants (PDAs) are handheld computers that were originally designed as personal organizers, but became much more versatile over the years. ...


The game Minesweeper is notable because of the large installed user base (the game comes bundled with the Microsoft Windows operating system). Minesweeper is a single-player computer game. ... Microsoft Windows is the name of several families of proprietary software operating systems by Microsoft. ... An operating system (OS) is a computer program that manages the hardware and software resources of a computer. ...

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Tetris

Main article: Tetris

Tetris is widely regarded as the pinnacle of this genre,[citation needed] despite not having any real advertising nor an appealing character to garner attention. The game is believed to have spawned the versus-puzzle genre. The screen is typically split vertically in two separate play areas, and two (or sometimes more) players compete against each other. When one player performs a well-played move or a chain or combo, the other player is obstructed with extra blocks or blockades. Examples include Puyo Puyo, Puzzle Bobble and Tetris Attack. Tetris (Russian: ) is a very popular falling blocks puzzle game, released on a large spectrum of platforms. ... Puyo Pop, known in Japan as Puyo Puyo (ぷよぷよ) is a computer puzzle game made in 1991 by Compile. ...  Bust-a-Move redirects here. ... Tetris Attack is a cartridge video game released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in North America and Europe. ...


Tim Tang Test

The "Tim Tang Test" is a new collection of mind-bending puzzles that involve a series of riddles that's organized in a sequential format by level numbers, located at the top left of each level's picture. The name came from the creator, Tim Nicolas Tang. To solve each level, one must figure out a logical solution to the hints given by that level, from but not limited to the title, the picture, and the background music, and enter it into the URL after the last slash of the address before the extension (.html). Each level has its own theme, with a new picture and a new song. Since its launch in February 18th, 2007, the number of visitors double almost everyday. The player must demonstrate his or her compentence of deduction, logic, math and English skills, as well as able to use Google as a way to find additional clues. The website is still undergoing construction as new puzzles are put up, but the first few dozen is currently accessible. There are at least 200 levels planned. There's also a spoil-free group on Facebook that has been recently started that's available for everyone to join and discuss stradegies and hints. Click herefor the link to that group. As with Facebook regulations, you must register in Facebook to join the group. A puzzle is a problem or enigma presented as entertainment; that is written down, acted out, etc. ... A riddle is a puzzle, consisting of text with a question to answer. ... Exit numbers on Interstate 4 in Volusia County, Florida. ... Logic (from ancient Greek λόγος (logos), meaning reason) is the study of arguments. ... A title is a prefix or suffix added to a persons name to signify either veneration, an official position or a professional or academic qualification. ... For images in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Images. ... Elevator music, also known as piped music or Muzak, refers to the gentle, bland arrangements of popular music designed for play in shopping malls, grocery stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), and, of course, elevators. ... There are several meanings for the word deduction: Natural deduction Deductive reasoning Deductions in terms of taxation, such as Itemized deductions Standard deduction See also: Logic Venn diagram Inductive reasoning Both statistics and the scientific method rely on both induction and deduction. ... Logic, from Classical Greek λόγος logos (the word), is the study of patterns found in reasoning. ... Incorrect shortening of Mathematics. ... Look up English, english in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Google, Inc. ... It has been suggested that Facebooks use in investigations be merged into this article or section. ...


See also

This is a partial list of puzzle-based computer games and video games, sorted by general category. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ...

External links

  • Puzzle Games Forum - A forum site dedicated to puzzle games, mostly of the 'falling piece' type.
  • History of Puzzle Games at GameSpot

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Computer puzzle game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (402 words)
Computer puzzle game is a genre of computer games that emphasize puzzle solving.
Some puzzle games feed the player a random assortment of blocks or pieces that they must organize in the correct manner (Tetris, Lumines), where others present a preset game board and/or pieces and challenge the player to solve the puzzle by achieving a goal (Bomberman, The Incredible Machine).
Puzzle games are relatively easy to develop and to take from dedicated arcade units, to home video game consoles, to personal digital assistants and mobile phones.
Computer Puzzle Game (774 words)
In polycube puzzles the player is usually presented with a set of such polycubes and he has the task to assemble them to a certain shape.
Whereas the word 'solitaire game' in context with a game originally simply meant that a game is designed to be played by one player only, the game 'solitaire', especially peg solitaire is such an old game that the word 'solitaire' has become closely associated with this special game.
A logic puzzle is a puzzle deriving from the mathematics field of deduction.
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