Outcast

Outcast 1.2.1

Group shapes together in this intelligent puzzle game

Palms are great for playing puzzle games, and I've lost count of the number of trains, business meetings or dates I've missed through being immersed in some riddle or other. View full description

PROS

  • Addictive, challenging gameplay
  • Three different game set-ups

CONS

  • Graphically dull

Very good
8

Palms are great for playing puzzle games, and I've lost count of the number of trains, business meetings or dates I've missed through being immersed in some riddle or other.

Outcast is the latest brain-bender I've tried and it's definitely got a high distraction factor. The object of the game is to organize the different patterns into groups. You need to start by moving one piece away from the edge and then filling the space with another piece that matches one of those around it. You keep doing this until you've grouped as many pieces together as you can.

There are certain rules you need to abide by when moving people and these are all outlined in the Help section. It will probably take you about three or four reads to understand it completely, as it's not written in a very clear manner.

Once you get going you'll find it hard to stop playing such is the addictive nature of this one. It's surprisingly difficult to master and I defy you to complete all the groupings - I certainly haven't! Even if you do then there are three different grouping set-ups you can try.

It might not be much to look at, but Outcast is certainly one of the more engrossing and original puzzle games out there.

Here's a relaxing yet challenging puzzle. On a grid of 8x8 (with 4 missing squares) 60 pieces are scrambled. You take one out and try to organize the rest in 4, 5 or 6 groups according to your initial option.

To move around, you follow 3 simple rules and, at the end, to score anything, you must get the "outcast" back. Yet it gets tricky if you want a good score, which means finishing in a minimum number of moves, especially if the randomness is not on your side. Try it and be careful: it is very easy NOT to have it!

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Outcast 1.2.1