Tangram Quest Review

Tangram Quest Review

Feb 2, 2015

Tangram Quest is exactly what it says on the tin; a fun Tangram game that is so long that completing it is indeed a quest!

Tangram games are all about making pictures by filling in outlines with seven shapes known as tans. Starting with an outline of the picture, such as a bird or a person the player must use the tans to complete the picture. This is done by positioning the shapes and rotating them if necessary in such a way so that they fit together to form the picture. This is much harder than it sounds. Tangram requires a lot of thought.

Screenshot_2015-01-31-06-33-11Tangram Quest is a relaxing game to play. It might not look as nice as some other Tangram games have in the past, but it is clear and colorful and there is no shortage of puzzles to compete.

Puzzles are organized into categories such as People, or Animals and there are even simple genomic shapes or random objects such as a teapot or a bowl. There are dozens upon dozens of puzzles in Tangram Quest, enough to keep even the most ardent block slotter happy for a long time.

Screenshot_2015-01-31-05-07-12Tangram Quest looks nice. The outlines for the tans are clear and it’s very easy to tell what they all are. The tans are nice and colourful and the game as whole is easy on the eyes. There is an ad banner at the bottom of the screen, but there are no annoying pop up ads. Considering the gigantic raft of content that is available for the base price of zero dollars this is more than acceptable. There are no nasty IAPs or the like here, just pleasing gameplay. The way that the game fills in the tangrams on the menu as you complete them is satisfying too. There is no sound to speak of except a bumping noise for selecting items.

As mentioned above one of the best parts of Tangram Quest is the sheer amount of puzzles. For a free game, Tangram Quest has a ton of gameplay on offer.

Tangram Quest is a fun and well-made Tangram game and a great fit for Android. It is well worth having on your device for killing a few minutes or a few hours.

The Legend of Block Puzzle Review

The Legend of Block Puzzle Review

Nov 13, 2013

Tangram is one of the oldest puzzles, and is one of the most interesting. It’s a Chinese invention, as well as 85% of everything, and consists of seven different pieces of different shapes that need to be packed together into a certain form. It comes in very different shapes and sizes, and the pieces are greatly varied, from the simple squares and triangles, to unintelligible heaps of shapes that seem to contain more sides than an Internet debate. I’m actually quite surprised that I’ve only found a game, based off Tangram, just now, and it goes by the ridiculously generic name: “The Legend of Block Puzzle”.

The Legend of Block Puzzle 1The Legend of Block Puzzle is a Tangram-like puzzle. That’s pretty much, it. There’s a field with a shaded shape in the middle, and a certain number of Tetris-like, but a lot more complex pieces, each consisting of an arrangement of squares. These pieces can all be fit together to make up the simple shape, and the player’s objective is to arrange them correctly. The pieces can be moved freely across the board, but can’t be rotated, making the puzzle somewhat simpler to complete. It still takes a surprising amount of time to put the puzzle together, and with the amount of levels available, there are hours to be lost inside of the game. There are hundreds of levels available for free, and an endless level generator for the hardcore fanatics, so the game definitely doesn’t suffer from shortness of gameplay time.

It does suffer from an overly simple design, however. Besides the tiles themselves, there’s barely anything in the game. Almost no sound, and just a few background textures and that’s it. I don’t know if any additional content would ruin The Legend of Block Puzzle; it is a classic puzzle experience, but it could have had at least something to look at. In any case, it’s a fun iteration of the timeless game, and at a free price, there’s nothing to complain about in it.

Edit: There’s been some changes to the game, after this review was published. Now it has board size and auto start options, as well as more levels, and also ads that can only be turned off with $2.55 out of your virtual pocket.