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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #10 on: 15:39, 23 July 17 »
Well Yes , Great production . Seriously

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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #11 on: 15:56, 23 July 17 »
This is same idea as "Cool Shapes" by "Electric Wolf".

http://www.electricwolf.co.uk/03-CoolShapes/CoolShapesIndex.html

I played Cool Shapes on the PC and enjoyed it so that is why I gave it a "like" when I saw your first post (I would have given two if I could because I also like this tyle of game). Sorry I've not had any time yet to play Pentomino and give feedback. :(


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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #12 on: 16:07, 23 July 17 »
I enjoyed doing the easy lot,lounging in the sun just now. Controls work pretty nice . If I were to be critical I would say the Grab function can throw you a little. But Really the game is enjoyable . Plenty of good design imo

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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #13 on: 11:02, 24 July 17 »
I had a go at this yesterday, the music is excellent, and its really colorful.
The gameplay is addictive and fun too.. once you get used to the controls.
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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #14 on: 14:24, 24 July 17 »
This is same idea as "Cool Shapes" by "Electric Wolf".

http://www.electricwolf.co.uk/03-CoolShapes/CoolShapesIndex.html

I played Cool Shapes on the PC and enjoyed it so that is why I gave it a "like" when I saw your first post (I would have given two if I could because I also like this tyle of game). Sorry I've not had any time yet to play Pentomino and give feedback. :(


Didn't know this game. Will take a look then.
After I did defence and saw my son (comes into school after summer holidays) struggling around with it but wanted to play, I thought about a little game less complex which he can handle. He has a Board Game calles Ubongo and Pentomino is kind of copying this one...
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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #15 on: 14:28, 24 July 17 »
Yeah some of you mentioned the controls: I tried many things but was never completely satisfied with them. Problem was also that I wanted the game running on CPC and GX4000 which has only one extra Key.
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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #16 on: 14:53, 24 July 17 »
My thinking on the controls , and I don't know if this idea is flawed . I would prefer the grab feature as 'Press to grab and release ,it let goes' Rather than the grab lock ,triggered off/On with each subsequent press.
 

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Re: Pentomino
« Reply #17 on: 15:20, 24 July 17 »
I've just played it on easy. It was great fun. Really enjoyed it, and good to keep my brain working.

I didn't read the instructions at all ;)

So on one of the levels I was thinking "this is impossible" then I found I could mirror the pieces.  ;D
I played the gx4000 version on an emulator.

Controls are good. Easy to use. The hand changing to grab made it easy to understand, movement was easy.

Cool Shapes is similar in that you place pieces, but it's gameplay is a bit different. There are times for different medals (gold, silver, bronze) and you can't move pieces through/over each other.
This game is equally good.

If you had free memory (and I know you didn't), then a few things that would benefit for people who don't read the manual (these are really small things):
- show "press fire" on the main menu when it plays the music, so it's obvious that you can continue.
- when rotating/mirroring it would be good if there was an icon to show this was possible. So when you grab, there is an icon on the screen that shows left/right does rotation and up/down does mirror.



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