��Magnet School� is a group of articles devoted to the intimate study and increased awareness of obscure and unusual games, presented in a compact, structured format. To read the full, formal introduction to this series please click here.
Okay everybody, settle down - to your seats, please. Welcome to your first day of �Magnet School
� the simple fact that you�re here tells me that the seldom-seen and rarely-discussed parts of video gaming are of at least some interest to you all. As your instructor I promise to put forth my best effort in imparting further knowledge of this subject to everyone present � that should suffice for introductions, so let�s get started, there�s lots to cover.
In front of you is the school�s inaugural curriculum, which we�ll be covering exclusively throughout our first set of classes: as we kick off this journey, prepare to meet some of the least-known and most remarkable denizens of the Puzzle
� If you really like Monster Slider
�s �field-tilting� mechanic, the first alternative title to come to mind is Gururin
� in my opinion, though, this game takes the concept a little too far, and makes it very hard to keep track of where things will end up. Out on the fringes of the �puzzlers with tilting� category you�ve also got the likes of Kurupoto
and Super Fruit Fall
- there are others out there too, but as things stand Slider
comes as my first recommendation by far.
Whoops, there�s the bell � class dismissed! Hopefully you enjoyed our first session together - homework for tonight is to try out any featured games which sound interesting to you (no excuses � I�m tough like that)! Until we meet again next week, then, play, er, study
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