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[Mac OS X] Patchworkz is a new puzzler game that has a lot of promise
Posted By Tucker On June 24, 2013 @ 1:16 PM In Mac OS X | No Comments
I’m a sucker for a good puzzle game. And while the iPhone is my puzzle platform of choice, there are times when I just want to kick back on my MacBook and veg out. I don’t usually play a lot of puzzle games on my MacBook, but a recent release from mobile gaming juggernaut Big Fish Games recently caught my eye. Released on June 20th, Patchworkz is a new puzzler from Big Fish that has a lot of promise.
Patchworkz is a puzzle game developed for Mac OS X.
There are two main game modes in Patchworkz. In regular play, you grab colored tiles and shapes from the side tray and find where they fit in the overall puzzle. In Fever Mode, you must clear as many levels as possible in the time allowed. For every puzzle you clear, you get bonus time.
One thing I disliked about this game is the seemingly long lag time between the end of one level and the start of the next one. I feel like that transition could be sped up by several seconds. If the idea here is that you get a breather in between puzzles, I get it…but the puzzles are pretty stress-free. I don’t need that much of a breather.
Despite the fact that Patchworkz requires a minimum of OS X 10.6.6 or later, Big Fish has made a version of the game available for OS X 6 or earlier. If you’re running an older version of Mac OS X, you can download the game here .
For a game that’s this addictive, I still have some issues with how to quit it. Quitting involves no less than three screens, which I disliked. I wanted a simple tap of the ESC key to bring me out of the app. Also, quitting forfeits any progress you’ve made in Fever Mode.
If you love puzzles with gorgeous images, chill music, and addictive gameplay, Patchworkz is definitely checking out. There are some minor flaws here and there, but overall, this is a relaxing puzzle game that is easy to get lost in. This game is everything I wish a rainy summer afternoon spent putting together jigsaw puzzles could be.
Version reviewed: 1.0.0
Supported OS: OS X 10.6.6 or later
Download size: 181 MB
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