A&B Computing


Puzzles

Author: Dave Reeder
Publisher: NRG
Machine: BBC/Electron

 
Published in A&B Computing 4.12

Puzzling

You know those little hand-held puzzles that involve sliding plastic squares about until you restore a pattern? You know also those card or paper puzzles called tangrams, or something?

Yes, of course you do. So too do NRG who have produced a collection of such puzzles to play on your computer. Quite why, I'm not too sure. The puzzles are fun enough but the graphics are so geometric that there's no real involvement in the solving of them.

As a bonus there are some bizarre graphical illusions as well - all quite fun, all quite nice, all quite cheap but I'm sorry, I can't really see a market for this kind of release. It reminds me of nothing more than the host of educational material that appears for the Beeb some years back when schools bought anything for their computers that sounded vaguely educational.

Sorry NRG - a nice enough product, but why?

Dave Reeder

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