This is a classical sliding puzzle game. It consists of a puzzle that has been divided in N x N tiles that have been shuffled. One tile is taken out and the tiles are shuffled. The objective is to move the tiles using the empty tile space in a specific sequence to rearrange the puzzle into its correct original order.
This application allows the user to pick among several puzzle images, the number of tiles (3x3, 4x4 or 5x5) and the difficulty level (easy, normal or hard).
You can do that by going to the menu and selecting the "New Settings" option.
At anytime you can restart the puzzle using the same puzzle settings by clicking the refresh button icon on the top right corner of the screen. You can also enable or disable application audio at all times by toggling the sound button on the left of the refresh button.
The application keeps track of the total number of moves made and the total amount of time taken to complete the puzzle. A guide checkbox will toggle the labels of the correct order of the puzzle tiles. You can compare with the labels on the reference small image at the top left corner of the screen.
Anytime the puzzle game is paused (back button or home button pressed or another application interrupts the current puzzle), the order of the puzzle as well as the progress so far is retained. Whenever you launch the puzzle application again, you will resume exactly where you stopped with the same order, number of moves and timer.
Every time you complete the puzzle and you achieve a high score, you are eligible to add it to the top scores also accessible via the "Top Scores" option in the menu.
Finally, a fun "Auto Solve" feature was added to the menu to have the puzzle solve on its own automatically.
Overall this is a great time killer and a good brain exercise.
I hope you enjoy it!
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