PathPix Joy Review
- More Pathpix puzzles to enjoy for fans of the series.
- The final picture and quote is always guaranteed a smile.
- The sound effects are very annoying.
- More for veterans of the series than newcomers.
Pathpix remains of the most unique and enjoyable puzzle games on the app store, and this latest offering is no exception. With that being said, this is more for those familiar with the patterns of the game and might be a little too frustrating for newcomers.
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Pathpix Joy is the fourth game in the Pathpix series. What is Pathpix you ask? Well we could tell you to go check out our reviews of the original, but we're going to be nice and tell you here. Pathpix is a favorite amongst puzzle games here at AppSpy. Andrew has made his way through the multiple offerings while all these years later, I'm still playing the original. It's elegant, doesn't require too much straining of your brainy lobes, and upon completion of a level, offers not only the picture you helped create but either a thought provoking, humorous, or inspirational quote as well. As rewards for completing levels go, it still remains one of the better offerings out there.
Now the latest release Pathpix Joy is not for newcomers. If you're intrigued by the introduction or by the gameplay shown in the review video thus far, do yourself a favor and either grab the lite version of Pathpix, or the game itself. Pathpix Joy does start small, but the patterns used assume a familiarity with the previous titles. The original game slowly introduces longer and longer strains of numbers in more complex patterns that become second nature the more levels you play. Pathpix Joy starts off with some of these more complex patterns and in its first ten levels rolls out patterns of nine, ten, and even eleven spaces.
As with the previous games the idea is to use your finger to connect two numbers by drawing a line between them that features that number of blocks in their connection (including the start and end point). Double tapping on the line will remove it, and the level is completed when every space on the board is filled, creating a pixelated picture (a pix created by paths if you will). Like the previous offerings, there's a large block of content to work your way through with some advanced levels at the very end.
The only criticism of this game aside from not being friendly to newcomers is the sound effects. Within a couple levels, the sound was turned off as the chimes and chirps while playing the game became almost unbearable. For fans of Pathpix, this is another great batch of content for the series, which is one of the best puzzle games on the app store in our humble opinion.
DescriptionPathPix Joy is a relaxing and pleasantly addictive puzzle game. To play, you draw colored lines to connect colored numbers. The length of each path you draw must equal the numbers you are connecting.
When you finish connecting all the lines, the level zooms out so that you can see the miniature picture that you have made. Your reward for success is a quote related in some way to the picture. It may be witty or wise or perhaps even a bit strange - a little something to think about as you go on to the next puzzle..
There are 5 different PathPix apps.
---PATHPIX LITE: Wondering if PathPix is for you? Start here.
---PATHPIX: Hooked? This is the next step, with 169 graduated levels, ranging from small, easy puzzles to large, advanced level puzzles.
---PATHPIX PRO: Are you an expert? Then PathPix Pro is for you, with 300 MORE puzzles, ranging from Medium difficulty to Extreme.
---PATHPIX ZEN: Want more puzzles? PathPix Zen contains 99 beautiful, all-new puzzles, including an Advanced Levels section with 12 special challengers. These are the largest PathPix puzzles so far - up to 46x49 squares.
---PATHPIX JOY: More puzzles! PathPix Joy contains 99 all-new puzzles to provide many more happy hours of PathPix fun. Small to large, easy to advanced - you'll find it all here.
What people say about PathPix
"Best Numbers Game - PathPix. In PathPix, the goal is to create a picture using numbers that connect to one another by bright, bold lines of color. Ranging from very simple images to sprawling and complex masterpieces, Pathpix is a logic game that rewards your dedication with an interesting bit of math-made art. You'll also get a nice historical or literary quote as a reward as well ... this game is so addicting you might just feel the need to solve them all." - www.slidetoplay.com
"PathPix for iPhone ... is a harmonious blend of drawing, connect the dots, and find the hidden picture. ... Touch controls are very intuitive and work well. PathPix offers a wonderfully addictive gaming experience." - by the AppSmileTeam
"PathPix ... is a superb implementation of the numbers-linking puzzle for iPhone and iPod Touch users." - by JohnB, JayIsGames
Simple rules - complex puzzles - hidden pictures!
Draw paths with your finger, connecting pairs of colored numbers. The length of each path must match the numbers on the two endpoints. Draw backwards or double tap to correct mistakes. There's only one way to do it, and all squares will contain a piece of a path when the puzzle is solved.
Two ways to navigate while solving:
---Tap the zoom button for an overview, then touch the screen where you want to play next.
---Pan to show another area of the board. Put your finger down any place WITHOUT A NUMBER and move it around. Simple, intuitive, fast.
PathPix Joy is based on the PC game "PathPix" by KpixGames.
Game play is similar to Conceptis "Link-a-Pix" and Nintendo DS Pic Pic "Drawing".