FlipPix Jigsaw – Notes brings together some favorite players in our musical landscape: the piano, violins, bells, the sax, trumpets, and even the bongos! Do you have a favorite? Take a look to see if its here! FlipPix Jigsaw - Notes has 10 scenes with a total of 220 puzzles, ranging in size from 5x5 to 20x20.
An old Japanese logic puzzle takes on a new look with FlipPix Jigsaw! Touch tiles to paint them or break them to form colorful images. The goal is to use logic to determine which tiles should be filled to reveal a hidden picture.
FlipPix Jigsaw provides a new twist to FlipPix Art puzzles. Each of the individual puzzles forms a piece of a larger picture. After the puzzles are solved, the pieces of the picture must then be rearranged to form the final image.
FlipPix Jigsaw is designed for both tablets and phones and incorporates a type of logic puzzle often referred to as a nonogram or griddler.
A short tutorial on the basics of the game is included.
5.0 out of 5 starsFun logic puzzles! I wanted more!
7 February 2016 - Published on Amazon.com
I absolutely love these logic puzzles. This has a series of puzzles for beginners (5x5 grid) up to advanced (20x20). About 60-80 puzzles each so a decent selection, but I do wish there were more. The object of the puzzles is to find the the tile pattern. Somewhat similar to minesweeper in click on the wrong tile penalizes you. Three wrong moves and you are out. SO you use the number combinations provided at the edge of the grid to solve the puzzle. Once you solve a grid, you are given a piece of a portrait (each portrait is 6-8 pieces). Solve them all to complete a musical image you put together! These puzzles were very simple. Some basic counting skills, logic and a dash of guess work make this a lot of fun.
If you have played Nonograms before (also known as Griddlers or Picross), this is another few hours' worth of it. The "jigsaw" part is just a gimmick, and nothing as challenging as the Nonograms themselves. This game is very clean under the hood, not even any analytics as far as I was aware of; so it came as a surprise that it asked for the Network permission, and did access the Internet even though I only played the game without clicking on the extra buttons. Still, in the absence of other permissions, the chance of it leaking any private info is close to zero, so nothing we should really be worried about. And, for your information, it does run fine offline, and exits cleanly too.
People who say that the first moves require educated guesses obviously haven't played enough Nonograms, or failed to have any insights on the game. The first moves are always the easiest. You start with the biggest numbers and you know they will always occupy some of the cells regardless of how it is positioned. For instance, a 7 on a 10x10 grid would mean the central 4 cells are always occupied; so you fill those 4 cells and then look at the other rows/columns that they lie on. Don't expect to solve a row or a column in one go (unless of course it has a number the same length as the grid); instead, evaluate different rows & columns piece by piece, and go back & forth to unravel them. Sometimes, when I'm left with only arbitrary choices, I will use a hint too. However, if you have a keen eye, you will notice that the number of hints vary, lending proof that the developer was aware of the difficulties inherent with certain layouts; never did I need to use up all the hints. This is a logic puzzler, so use your brain, and make good use of the Paint (to signify occupation) and the Hammer (to clear cells you know couldn't be occupied) tools.
This game should be a good deal if it cost only a dollar, but even at $1.99 it isn't "expensive". So I'll give it a 5.
[Added] Just read some of the earlier reviews and saw one that complained about battery drain. Now, to be fair, the battery drain is nothing compared to the action games (I'd completed Xenowerk & Sky Force 2014 in the past few days so I'm in a good position to compare & judge), but as a thinking game it is indeed a bit on the heavy side. My advice (hope you're reading this GabySoft) is for you to add a NO ANIMATION option to your FlipPix games, and hopefully when active it'll consume less battery, Cheers!
[Additional Info] There are 9 jigsaw pictures, each with 6-8 pieces, for a theoretical total of 58 jigsaw pieces or Nonograms. However, you might find 3 pieces already have their picture revealed & are non-playable. After I asked the developer, they said those picture pieces have too few "content" (lines & curves etc.) so it would be a bit meaningless to design Nanograms based on them. Therefore, there are actually 55 Nonograms for each grid size; and since there are 4 grid sizes the total is 220. That is plentiful enough for me, especially when you progress to the 15x15 and 20x20 ones you would find they are very difficult!! (In part because they developer didn't use a lot of bigger numbers like some others do.) Speaking as someone who had finished the first two grid sizes and already into 15x15, I can say there are enough Nanograms for its price.
5.0 out of 5 starsThe best griddler-style app available
20 August 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
I have purchased at least half of the FlipPix apps -- because they are almost irresistible to a brain that likes puzzle/logic games. The premise is simple: uncover green tiles in an order determined by the number(s) attached to each column and row in a grid.
The FlipPix Jigsaws are the more challenging of the two FlipPix varieties. In the regular FlipPix, each puzzle is a decent representation of a common object. The jigsaw puzzles are abstract, offering no clues as to what the puzzle will turn out to be. Also, the jigsaw designs take up much less of the grid, making them harder to solve, even the simpler 5 x 5 and 10 x 10 grids. I mention this because it is possible to become stumped, decide it's impossible to do, and quit, when the problem isn't the player's logic but that the puzzle has too few tiles to uncover. The 15 x 15 and 20 x 20 puzzles are actually a little easier to solve because there are more tiles to work with.
Hints are not reloaded for an individual puzzle, and my suggestion to the developer would be to create hints that help a new player understand strategy, rather than breaking random tiles, and secondly, that the hints highlight tiles far more often than breaking them. So when you run out of hints, you may need to resort to randomly tapping tiles so you can get a sense of the pattern. And that's why I select the Ignore Errors option (see below)! Keep in mind that if you get stumped, the fault may not be in your logic, but that there just aren't enough clues at that point in the game.
With that said, I would definitely try this as a free game, and then download one of the free FlipPix apps that's not a jigsaw to compare the difference. Don't give up on this kind of puzzle until you've tried a non-jigsaw FlipPix, which I believe are easier to learn.
There is a good tutorial attached to each FlipPix game, but I'd like to offer some additional pointers. I start each new game by going into Options and selecting the option to ignore errors. Otherwise, three mistakes, and the game is done. I started this after spending 45 minutes on one of the 20 x 20 puzzles, only to have it end when I accidentally tapped the button to break tiles, instead of the button to highlight tiles. It's an easy mistake to make since the buttons are next to each other.
Look over the puzzle and always start with the rows and columns with the greatest number of tiles. That will allow the pattern to emerge quicker.
Being able to identify tiles on the perimeter of the puzzle is a big plus, so try to solve those as early in the game as possible.
And sometimes, I will tap some tiles to get a starting point, and restart the puzzle. That's almost a necessity on those puzzles where only a small percentage of tiles are used. Logic doesn't work if there aren't enough clues!
5.0 out of 5 starsA challenging puzzle game that is fun and entertaining to play!
19 August 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
This app is a puzzle game and it allows you to play matrix puzzles of 5x5, 10x10, 15x15, and 20x20 sizes and of course the difficulty goes up with more tiles to color. You can adjust the sound in the app and it has a selection for language and a tutorial.
After you select a puzzle size you can begin playing. These are nice mind teasers and are fun as they help you pass the time and challenge your mind. You can have the game count your mistakes and after three mistakes you lose the game. You can turn this feature off under options. It will mark your mistakes then but the game is not over. You advance to the next painting by finishing all the puzzles in one level. Don't forget to break out the tiles you don't think are required and this can help you solve the puzzle faster.
The app can be difficult on some games and the challenge is what makes this interesting. I rated the app at 5 stars. Definitely get it while it is a FAOTD.
The app does ask you to register with your email as an option so they can send you emails about new products. I did not register.