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.
DescriptionSunrise to sunset and on into the night, PathPix Joy will keep you smiling with 99 puzzles, easy to extreme.
Draw bright, bold lines of color to make paths connecting pairs of colored numbers. The length of each path must equal the numbers you are connecting.
Finish solving to see the miniature picture that you have created. As an extra reward you get a quote related in some way to the picture. Witty or wise, it will give you a little something to think about as you go on to the next puzzle.
New to PathPix? Not sure which PathPix to buy?
Here's the lineup:
There are many different PathPix apps for your iPhone and iPad. All puzzles are different.
---PATHPIX LITE: Wondering if PathPix is for you? Start here. It's free!
---PATHPIX: Hooked? This is the next step, with 189 graduated levels, ranging from small, easy puzzles to large, advanced level puzzles.
---PATHPIX PRO: Are you an expert? Looking for a LOT of puzzles? Then PathPix Pro is for you, with 320 puzzles ranging from Medium difficulty to Extreme.
---PATHPIX ZEN: Relaxing and addictive! 99 beautiful puzzles, including an Advanced Levels section with 12 special challengers.
---PATHPIX JOY: Keep smiling! 99 puzzles = many happy hours of PathPix fun. Small to large, easy to advanced - you'll find it all here.
---PATHPIX MAGIC: Magic of all kinds! 99 puzzles, small to huge, easy to advanced.
---PATHPIX LAUGH: Lots more puzzles to tickle your funnybone. 202 puzzles, each with a silly joke or quote related to the puzzle picture. Small to large, easy to extreme.
---PATHPIX BOO: Silly - spooky - scary - fun! 99 puzzles for Halloween and other dark nights.
---PATHPIX XMAS: 99 puzzles with a Christmas theme to get you in the mood for the holidays. Whether you are looking for sentiment or silliness, you will find it here.
---PATHPIX LOVE: All you need is love! 99 puzzles, easy to advanced.
---PATHPIX MAX: Some of the biggest PathPix puzzles ever. 114 GIANT-sized puzzles, over a million squares total!
---PATHPIX ART: MAXimum fun - 150 HUGE puzzles based on famous paintings, including the biggest PathPix puzzles ever made.
---PATHPIX THANKS: 99 puzzles for Thanks Giving. Easy to Expert.
---PATHPIX EDGE: Live on the edge! None of these puzzles are rectangular. 180 puzzles, all different shapes, from teeny to gigantic, easy to expert.
---PATHPIX ALICE: The original Alice comes to life as you puzzle your way through 42 truly gigantic, colorful, and FUN illustrations for Lewis Carroll's masterpiece novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Puzzles are based on the classic Tenniel illustrations. Complete book included.
---PATHPIX TIME: 99 forward-looking puzzles to welcome the New Year and beyond. Small to large, easy to expert.
---PATHPIX HEX: PathPix with a difference: the paths wander about on a grid of 6-sided cells (hexagons) . Warning: twisty paths make for tricky puzzles! 179 puzzles, easy to extreme.
---PATHPIX BUBBLE: Classic PathPix on special grids with squares and rectangles of different sizes. Paths can be wild and wacky. The theme is Water, oceans to raindrops. 160 puzzles, easy to expert.
PathPix Joy is based on the PC game "PathPix" by Kris Pixton and KpixGames.
What's New in Version 2.2This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Check button gives you the option to remove incorrect paths.
Updated for iPhone X and iOS 11