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Kaiser Kitty

Kaiser Kitty is a fun third-person arcade-blended puzzle game starring a cat. Your job: find and retrieve the stolen "Kitty Edge" blade, a " a ceremonial blade passed down through generations ... warned, though: the game is not a straightforward brainteaser: some reflexes are required as you often have to move Kitty quickly from harm's way when things start to fall down. Highly recommended!


Klax

Review 1: Klax is an old game from Commodore 64 and Amiga and this is Domark's PC version made in 1991 (the original game was made in 1990. Klax has rather easy rules - collect the bricks that roll from ... and sound effects found in the Amiga and Atari Lynx conversions but... ahem, it's a puzzle game, addicting, fun and the only computer game my sister liked a bit - the Atari Lynx version that is.


Knight Moves

The company's blurb is right this time: "Knight Moves successfully combines stunning computer-generated characters with mind-boggling, addictive gameplay. The playing piece is a noble knight with ... seems, although it is easier than his other creations in a sense that there is no time limit, unlike Tetris. Overall, this is a fun puzzle game despite reflex-oriented gameplay and repetitive levels.


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Kye

Review 1: Kye is very small and different puzzle games with some of its gameplay roots taken from the classic arcade game Boulderdash. Mainly because you can move different objects around and you have ... there is no way to get them anymore, but since the spirit of the game was to sponsor the Save the Children charity, please donate some funds to a charity of your choice if you download this game.


Labyrinth of Crete

The second game Cliff Johnson (Fool's Errand) designed for Phillips Interactive is virtually identical to Merlin's Apprentice, with ancient Greek myths as the backdrop this time instead of Arthurian legends. ... has a more interesting plot, cutscenes, and arguably higher educational values since there is a lot of information about Greek mythology. Not Cliff's best work by far, but is still very, very good.


Laser Light

Pixel Painter's second release is a fun and innovative puzzle game in which you have to arrange mirrors to reflect the laser light from the source to required target in each level. The puzzles get very difficult fast, but the addition of new obstacles and items you can use will keep puzzle gamers hooked for hours on end.


Legend of Myra

Legend of Myra is an okay puzzle game of treasure hunting in mazes similar to classic Boulderdash. You control Slimmy the rabbit in this game, as explores mazes full of monsters. Your goal is to tunnel ... to progress. Many levels also have limited space you can make, so there is little room for creative pathmaking: there is only one path you need to make to the exit. Worth a look, but not memorable.


Lemmings

Review 1: Lemmings was one of my favorite puzzle games in the past. You had to get your lemmings safely to the exit door of each level. Sometimes by digging, using parachutes, using people blocking the ... and adults. Therefore, a mark of 5 for wonderful gameplay and originality, excellent graphics, and great sound. There is absolutely nothing that I can hold against this jewel! Highly recommended!


Lemmings 2: The Tribes

Review 1: Lemmings 2: The Tribes is a great sequel to Psygnosis' famous puzzler Lemmings, although it never was quite as popular. Everyone's favorite furry critters are back, and this time, they come ... make their way to the level exit. Either way, I'm sure you will find this game extremely fun. I certainly did. This game is a must have for all DOS gamers a true classic that will never get old.


Lemmings for Windows 95

Review 1: Similar to CivNET, Lemmings for Windows 95 is an excellent re-release of a blockbuster game (or in this case, 2 games) with some significant facelift that unfortunately wasn't as successful ... also crop up in a few other games including Hired Guns, Monkey Island 3 and as a picture hanging on the wall in Day of the tenticle, these are also great classic titles which are a joy to play.


Lemmings Holiday

Another Lemmings version with more levels to play! With nice christmas music.


Lemmings Chronicles, The (a.k.a. All New World of Lemmings)

Review 1: Third official entry in DMA Design/Psynosis' celebrated puzzler series, The Lemmings Chronicles (a.k.a. All New World of Lemmings in Europe) is a disappointing entry that feels like a rushed ... is easy to understand, and it has to be for the gamer to utilize the new skills and commands for each lemming. Overall, it is a challenging puzzler that fits nicely in the line of lemmings games.


Lemmings Paintball

Arguably the most short-lived and underrated of all Lemmings, Lemmings Paintball stars everyone's favorite furry animals, but this time around the challenging (but frustrating) puzzles in the first games ... Lemmings can splatter their enemies with paintgun, and there are many obstacles they must overcome. It's still charming, but disappointing overall due to gameplay limitations and repetitive levels.


Lexi-Cross

This hugely underrated game was also designed by one of the most underrated designers. (Peter Oliphant was responsible for many hits for Cinemaware before he joined Interplay and became one of their best ... of tiles, and then solve the puzzle that the words suggest by typing in the answer before your opponent. A highly entertaining solo game that's even better in 2-player mode. Highly recommended.


Linkz

Linkz is an excellent PC remake of Kplumber, a very addictive puzzler for Linux. The goal of Linkz is simple: connect all the ends of the pipes to each other to end up with fully closed figures. It does ... elegant concept and flawless execution, this little brainteaser will keep puzzle fans hooked for more minutes than they will care to admit. It certainly now has a permanent place on my hard drive.


Live Wire!

Live Wire! is an interesting and somewhat innovative 3D puzzle game that unfortunately is much better as a concept than the actual gameplay. In this action-based game that is similar to an early game called ... action puzzlers like Wetrix, Live Wire! does not hit the right balance between frenetic action and skillful puzzle solving. Another neat concept trashed by less-than-optimal execution. Too bad.


LMarbles

LMarbles is a very nice puzzle game inspired by Thalion's classic Atomix. Your goal is to move different colored marbles to replicate the arrangement given to the right of the screen. It is not as easy ... for puzzle lovers who prefer abstract brainteasers over Tetris. Whether or not you have played Thalion's Atomix, you will have a lot of fun with LMarbles if you are a fan of abtract puzzles like me.


Locomotion

Review 1: Yet another game I remember from my Amiga. A simple concept - you have to lead the little trains to their destination by setting the switches. But this soon gets hectic once there are more ... crash, they are lost. The game contains an editor for creating own levels, so replay value is high. Overall, a good variant of LucasFilms' earlier Pipe Dreams, and well worth a look by puzzle fans.


Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge

Lode Runner On-Line: The Mad Monks' Revenge is the new and improved version of Lode Runner: The Legend Returns. Developed and released in 1995 by Presage (now Human Code), makers of The Legend Returns ... Returns, you'll love Lode Runner On-Line at least twice as much. And best of all, Todd Daggert, the lead programmer of this gem, put it up for free download on his Lode Runner Online page in 2002.


Lode Runner: The Legend Returns

If there was ever an award for "perfect choice of designer for game sequels," Sierra would get this in 1994 when they tasked Jeff with designing a sequel to Broderbund's classic Lode Runner. ... of all, a level editor where players can design their own torturous levels. If you love the game, check out Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge, the improved sequel with multiplayer support.


Logical

Review 1: A nice little Puzzle-Game that really tickles your brain. The objective is simple - you have little shiny balls that you have to arrange in sets of four of the same color. Once you've done ... and reflexes are needed as the top rail quickly fills with colored balls which come faster with each new level. It's a lot of fun, and will provide many hours of intensive brain and reflex exercise.


Logo

Logo is a collection of three fairly simple puzzle games in one pack. All three games are variant of a traditional matching game, except that after solving one level, you get to see one piece of a supposedly ... Note: The manual is in German, though the rules for the three games are simple and you should be able to learn them without the manual. Press F1 or F2 to start the game in one or two player mode.


Loopz

Review 1: Yet another great puzzle-game from 1990. Just connect pipes and if you manage to create an unbroken circle (as shown in the pic) it disappears increasing your score. This may sound simple at ... different play modes and a two-player option. Fans of LucasFilm's earlier Pipe Dreams should have a blast, although Loopz is much more similar to Tetris and arguably more complex. Highly recommended!


Lose Your Marbles

An extremely addictive puzzle game, Lose Your Marbles from SEGA was marketed as the game that is better than Tetris. "More addictive than Tetris or your money back!" is SEGA's claim, and it is ... Your Marbles have that potential? Maybe -- it certainly has all the right ingredients, but only time will tell. Until then, you?ll have a blast playing the game, both in solo and multiplayer modes.


Lost Vikings, The

Review 1: Olaf, Erik and Baleog lived happily in their village but one day something strange happened - something came from the sky and kidnapped our three little heroes! Yes, you guessed it right... ... you get back to them, you may via password, you may have to backtrack a great deal. Other than that, the game's flawless gameplay and great graphics will keep puzzle lovers entertained for hours.


Lumines

Lumines is a superb fanmade PC translation of a hit Sony PSP game of the same name that many are already calling the best game ever made for that portable console. One of the best Tetris-style games ever ... directory of the game) makes Lumines a fun and welcome addition to every puzzle fan's library - especially those of us who are not yet tempted to go buy the PSP ;) Highly recommended!


Magnetic Crane

A cute little puzzler by Alexei Pajitnov, most famous as the creator of Tetris. The objective in Magnetic Crane is to arrange train bogeys in the right order before time runs out. Each level starts with ... of sorts. This makes the game ideal for kids who are learning shape recognition skills rather than die-hard puzzle fans. As an interesting and early Pajitnov game, Magnetic Crane is worth a look.


Mah Jongg VGA

Mah Jongg VGA is a high-tech simulation of the ancient Chinese game of Mah Jongg. Some historians date Mah Jongg back to the time of Confucius -- over 25 centuries ago! It's believed that sailors and fishermen ... In this nicely created game, strategy is the key. You can't play this game without having the brain switched on and the eyes peeled open for the matching tiles - a really good game for the thinker.


Marble Drop

One of the most unique puzzlers in the same vein as The Incredible Machine series, Marble Drop plays like a cross between Dynamix's classic and the Japanese game of Pachinko. Games Domain says it all about ... puzzle game. However, it just misses out on a Silver award because it won't quite be every puzzle fan's cup of tea. I enjoyed it, and so might you if you have the patience this game requires."


Mathtris

Mathtris is a fun and educational Tetris clone that tests your arithmetic skill in addition to quick reflexes. Blocks that drop from above have either an integer or an arithmetic sign (plus, minus, multiply, ... In addition to good concepts, the game features 1 player, 2 player or network play, Gamepad support, fixed block or non-fixed-block mode, variable difficulty levels, and bonus stages. Recommended!


Maze Runner

Another excellent ASCII game by Scott Miller of Apogee game, Maze Runner was included on Softdisk's "Big Blue Disk" number 26. Here's a summary of plot and gameplay from the game's instructions: ... me just as easily when I've got axes as when I don't. But, what do I know? I'm just the editor!" The game is a lot of fun, and a great proof of how much you can do with just ASCII characters ;)


Mean Bean Machine 2000

Mean Bean Machine 2000 is an excellent unofficial PC remake of popular Megadrive/Genesis Tetris-style puzzler Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (aka Puyo Puyo in Asia). Gameplay is simple, but addictive: ... out what the fuss was all about. As a side note, the small group that made this game, Apocalypse Inc., are "demosceners" who created quite a few great demosócheck them out on their website.


Mega Maze

Mega Maze is a decent PC version of an underrated puzzle game of the same name which was published by Philips Media in 1995 for its short-lived CDi console. Your goal in the game is to guide a blue marble ... Most puzzle fans will likely find Mega Maze too tedious to be fun. It is far from the addictiveness of, say, Lemmings - but if you like wooden labyrinths or maze games in general, it's worth a look.


Mental Blocks

Mental Blocks is essentially Tetris in 3D, similar to a better-known and superior game called Blockout. This is one of the rarest Accolade games, because the company was sued and later forced to pull the ... is not as smooth as, California Dreams' Blockout. Worth a look if you like Tetris clones, however. The game even has a decent AI that plays a pretty good game of Tetris all by itself in demo mode.


Merlin's Apprentice

Merlin's Apprentice is a delightful collection of challenging puzzles designed by Cliff Johnson, of The Fool's Errand fame. The premise is not as original as Cliff's previous games, but is well executed: ... will find Merlin's Apprentice a welcome diversion. The game also sports excellent production values, as the animated cutscenes are very enjoyable, and take full advantage of CD-ROM storage capacity.


Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection

Alexei Pajitnov of Tetris fame designed several puzzles in this collection of 10 puzzle games. Although the games vary in fun level and originality, most of them, such as Fringer and Finty Flush (which ... Flush, Mixed Genetics, Charmer, Rat Poker, Color Collision, Lineup, Spring Weekend, Jewel Chase, and Muddled Casino. An amazing value for the money and definitely a keeper for all puzzle enthusiasts.


Mighty Bombjack

Conversion of Tecmo's arcade follow-up to the fun game Bombjack. I loved both the C64 and the arcade version of the first part. This follow-up that adds a scrolling multi-screen dimension never was one ... points. With unassuming, fun gameplay, Mighty Bombjack is a fun little action game with some arcade elements thrown in. Doesn't take itself too seriously, but provides plenty of jolly good time.


Military Puzzle

Military Puzzle is a good collection of 4 brainteasers from NZP. From the official page, this is "...a collection of four classic puzzles, set to a military theme. Find the safest placement for airplanes ... be fair, these puzzles are 'set piece' kind of brainteasers that work because of their specific set-up. With good graphics and clean interface, these 4 puzzles will entertain you for quite a while.


Mindbender

Review 1: Mindbender is a unique blend of action and puzzle in a fantasy setting. The object is simple: rotate the mirrors held by little gnomes to reflect the ray of spell being cast by your wizard ... Review 2: Funny game where you have to move a beam of magiclight across the field. You can adjust the beam direction with players in the field, who hold mirrors in their hands. Addictive game.


MisAdventures of Sir Randolph Doogleberry, British Explorer

MisAdventures of Sir Randolph Doogleberry, British Explorer (MASRDBE in short) and Sensitive are two fun turn-based puzzle games with similar concepts: move over each tile exactly once to make them disappear ... that are very easy to learn but challenging to beat, both games come highly recommended. With 45 levels in MASRDBE and 60 in Sensitive, they are sure to occupy your puzzle-solving time for a while.


Mission Missyo

Mission Missyo from Japanese developer group called G.R.C. is a neat turn-based puzzle game that plays like a tribute to Blizzard's excellent The Lost Vikings game and its sequel. Your goal is to lead ... face tougher obstacles that require you to plan dozens of moves in advance. If you like Lost Vikings or Goblins, this neat game from Japan is sure to help exercise your brain cells for hours on end.


ML Loyd

Between 1987 and 1990, Bob Lancaster wrote 6 games that he released under the name of "MicroLink," a PC user group he belonged to. All the games boast simple, ASCII-character graphics, but the ... "game" consists of four rounds, and you can watch the computer or adjust game speed if you want. Overall, a pleasant text-only diversion, but not as fun or varied as other MicroLink games.


ML Otra

Between 1987 and 1990, Bob Lancaster wrote 6 games that he released under the name of "MicroLink," a PC user group he belonged to. All the games boast simple, ASCII-character graphics, but the ... against other human players. It's hardly original, but the excellent execution and the plethora of options make this a quality freeware old game. Recommended, especially for the kids in your house.


Modern Problems

Modern Problems is a fun and very unique puzzle game that challenges you to figure out not only how to solve the puzzles, but also what their rules are. There are three kinds of puzzles in the game: in ... of the most unique puzzlers you'll ever come across. With unique premise and fun gameplay, I highly recommend Modern Problems to every puzzle fan - especially if you consider yourself a puzzle maven.


Molecule: Chain Reaction

Molecule is a simple but fun computerized board game for 1 to 4 players. Each player takes a turn adding a ball to the board. Each square can hold a maximum number of balls equal to the number of adjacent ... but quite enjoyable, especially since the computer puts up more than a decent fight if you can't find other human players to compete against. Well worth a look, at least for its novel concepts.


Mr. Boom

Mr. Boom is an excellent, near flawless clone of Bomberman, a famous action puzzler that most console fans are familiar with. Although the PC version of Bomberman already exists in Dynablaster, what is ... game, because the single player levels are both uninspiring and limited (only eight in total). If you have friends who also enjoy Bomberman or similar games, Mr. Boom is a must-have. Recommended!


Mr. Driller

Oh, those crazy Japanese console programmers. What will they think of next? Right, according to the intro, "the town" is being "overrun by coloured blocks" and only Mr. Driller can ... lets you drill as far as you can in a single life, and Time Attack, which gives you some quirky challenges, replacing air bottles with extra seconds as you try to beat the stage record. Great fun.


MTV's Remote Control

In my opinion the greatest (and most underrated) game show ever made, MTV's Remote Control is a fun, irreverent 'trivia quiz' game show that features offbeat humor, eclectic questions, and a great atmosphere. ... without a reward for the winner. Overall, if you're fan of the show, you'd better off petitioning MTV for a remake on TV, or play You Don't Know Jack instead. A disappointment, to say the least.


Muppets Inside

One of the best games of any kind, Muppets Inside is, similar to Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time, part adventure, arcade, trivia.. overall, it's a thoroughly entertaining product that perfectly captures ... hilarious DOOM spoof) are brilliant, and many nice touches (such as Fozzie the Bear's endless lame jokes) will put a smile on your face for days. In short, this is one great game for the whole family


Murder

Review 1: Murder is a curious little game, which is loosely based on Cluedo. What started out as a typical dinner party, has ended up with some poor soul being murdered. You are the budding super-sleuth, ... way reflects a poor design. Overall, if you enjoy spending a lot of time questioning suspects, trailing people etc., and can tolerate a cumbersome interface, then you will probably enjoy this game.


Nano Tank

Nano Tank is a little-known gem for Windows that features cleverly (some will say fiendishly) designed levels and electrical components. The goal in each level is simple: maneuver your nano tank to the ... can destroy your tank. It's not as elegantly designed as Elements , which is based on similar concepts, but is still a a fun and challenging game with a neat plot (destroy alien computer) to boot.


Never Mind

Never Mind is a unique and challenging puzzle game that requires both speed and skill to solve. The game is best described as jigsaw puzzle in 3D -- your objective on each level is to restore one picture ... dozens of challenging levels, vibrant graphics (many pictures are animated), and a unique concept, Never Mind is highly recommended for all puzzle veterans, and particularly lovers of jigsaw puzzles.


Night Shift

Yet another forgotten old game from a company famous for adventure games, this quirky little gem puts you in the role of assembly line operator who must fill a production quota (robots in this case) in ... This is made more frustrating by the fact that the manual is mum about most of the tools you'll need to use. It's a fun game that's definitely not for the easily frustrated or reflex-impaired.


Notrus

Notrus is an excellent Tetris clone from a duo of programmers. Aside from sporting some of the best graphics I have seen in a Tetris game, Notrus adds one twist to the formula that adds a whole new layer ... and gameplay. This is a shareware version, which is identical to the registered version except for the 'nag screen' at the end. If you love Tetris, check out this excellent clone. Highly recommended!


Novatron

Block the computer with building a wall.


Now You See It

Now You See It is a decent computer version of the short-lived game show hosted by Chuck Henry, which was the show CBS replaced the hugely popular $100,000 Pyramid with (in one of their worst decisions ... as more popular game shows, e.g. Jeopardy! or Classic Concentration. Those who are patient enough to memorize all the rules will probably enjoy it for a short while, but quickly forget it soon after.


Nyet 3: The Revenge of The Mutant Stones

One of the most original and best Tetris clones ever made, Nyet 3 makes the basic align-the-falling-blocks gameplay of Tetris much more fun with the addition of money, which you collect when beating a ... which traps a snake, to general power-ups like the Bomb, which destroys the top row of squares. To save the game the player need to buy a power-up as well." A must-have for all Tetris fans!



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