PathPix Joy Review

By , on April 10, 2012

PathPix Joy
  • Publisher: Kris Pixton
  • Genre: Board
  • Released: 22 Mar, 2012
  • Size: 5.7 MB
  • Price: $0.99
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4 out of 5


  • 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.


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