– Remember earlier in this series, when I said I was saving a few more “puzzle-shooter” recommendations for later? While these are certainly not clones of Finger Flashing
, they play closer to it than to Calcolo
, so here they are. Perhaps the best-known among these (relatively speaking) is Konami’s Quarth
(aka Block Hole
), which tasks you with shooting blocks at gap-ridden formations to fill in complete shapes (the recently-released Flame Tail
has a similar vibe, though it draws more from Snake
than shmups). More obscure possibilities include Dolucky no Puzzle Tour ’94
and Vermin Kids
– Guru Logic Champ
adds a Picross
twist. If you’re willing to go out on a limb a little bit more, Zoop
might also fit the bill.
Well, that should take care of your “free elective” course requirement; I hope you all enjoyed this little break from the usual song and dance. Next week we’re back to something a bit more traditional…but at the same time branching out in a new direction yet again. Want to find out what I mean? Make sure your butts are back in these seats seven days from now – it’s as simple as that. Until then, class is dismissed!
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