Musings From Us Listings For Challenging Puzzles

The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Challenging Puzzles that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.

Bird Pirates

This entry was posted in Casual Games, Marble Popper, Match 3, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★☆☆☆ 
Sound:★★★★☆ 
Value:★★★☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★½☆ 

This marble popper had some graphic problems. The text was hard to read, and it seemed rather blurred when played at full screen. Maybe Bird Pirates was supposed to be played in Windowed mode only, but I played it at full screen anyway. In this game, instead of launching your “marbles”, in this case, birds, into the chain to make a match 3 or bigger along the chute, you launch the bird to replace another on the chute. The dread blue jay bird pirate, Sparrow, and his crew are taking over a busy port and looking for treasure just outside of town. So, Bird Pirates has a storyline, along with many challenging puzzles that will make you giggle as you shoot the birds from the chutes using various tools, like bombs and shooting cannons. The score for the fun factor is accurate, and if you can get past the bad graphics, this is a really cute game. When the birds are on slow mode they slow down to a crawl. On stop mode, they fall asleep, until the get a rude awakening from another bird knocking them off the wire. This game was listed as a marble popper, but might have been great also as a kid’s game, because it will keep the little ones in giggling fits for quite some time, not unlike the scene from Dude, Where’s My Car? when they are ordering food from the drive-thru at the Chinese restaurant. Bird Pirates is pretty cute, and those chutes that weave in and out along the screen make for a great challenge, too. Take a chance for some swashbuckling fun with Sparrow’s crew in the marble-popping game, Bird Pirates.

Royal Challenge Solitaire

This entry was posted in Card Games, Casual Games, Software by Snowfoxx on

Gameplay:★★★☆☆ 
Graphics:★★★★☆ 
Sound:★☆☆☆☆ 
Value:★★★☆☆ 
FunFactor: ★★★☆☆ 
Overall:★★¾☆☆ 

Royal Challenge Solitaire is a card game to make you feel like a little old lady on a rainy afternoon waiting for her cats to wake up. While this game had some challenging puzzles, there was virtually no sound at all but for the dealing of the cards on the antique tables. It ran in a sequential set up, sort of like Tri-Peaks, but the layouts were more elaborate. It was a very right-brain game, and if there was no sound in the house, you could very well find yourself getting sleepy. The tables had little decorations to make you feel like you might have been sitting at a table in a 1920s tearoom, but it never really distracted from the game itself. While Royal Challenge Solitaire had a scoring system that never made you take any losses when you did lose, it was pretty much the lack of sound that made it very hard to concentrate. If you want to give it a try, I suggest you keep Beach 95.1 running on your computer, because it will make this attempt at a nostalgic game a little easier to take. At least the music will be fun and high energy.