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Review by  Stephen Jenkins
Reviewed on 2009-03-01
PuzzPack's four games are simple to learn, and their graphics are great. In Block Dude, you try to get to the doors. This is my favorite. You pick up and manipulate the blocks, and there is a password to get back to where you were in the game.

In pegs, you try to match the shapes against each other to make them disappear, turn solid, or change into another shape. These levels are simple puzzles, but are enjoyable. I think this game could use a password, like block dude, because when you get to the third or fourth level, quit, and come back, you have to start over again.

Dino Puzzle's goal is to match up two shapes. You do this by swapping the position of the columns. The controls of swapping are original, and an interesting twist to this game. This puzzle isn't much of a puzzle, but is entertaining to play.

Puzzle Mania is a game where you match up the shapes. In puzzle mode, it takes a little thought. I think this game is pretty boring to play for a long time. The game is a lot like Tetris, and in puzzle, the solution, I think, is pretty easy. In endless, there is no losing, and you merely do it until you quit.

My favorite feature is the quick quit feature. It makes it so that when the teacher comes by, you press it, and it looks like you were doing math. Just press (Del) and it was never there...


Review
Review by  Nathan Dykhuis
Reviewed on 2004-05-11
“PuzzPack” was the first game I played on the 83, and I still like it. The four games are great, “Puzzle Frenzy” being my favorite. “Puzzle Frenzy” takes a lot of thought in the “Puzzle” mode, but it provides some action in the “Endless” mode, which mixes strategy and timing, like “Tetris.” “Block Dude” is great, adding even more strategy. One wrong move can leave you stuck, but that's what makes it fun. However, the later levels can feel repetitive. “Pegs” is tricky, requiring a lot of thought to arrive at the solution. “Dino Puzzle” uses the least strategy of all the games. It's similar to “Tetris:” pieces fall and you need to match them. One feature that made this pack stand out was the teacher key: [DEL]. When you hit it, it closes the program instantly, leaving no signs that you have been playing games. All these features add up to a great game that can be played for hours.

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