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Softricks
1984
Puzzle
£5.75
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
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5 (Supplement)
John Lambert
Chris Bourne

FLIX from Softricks is an attempt to reproduce one of those popular plastic puzzles in which the little squares have to be manipulated to reform a scrambled picture. The picture is that well known image from Vogue of the woman in a blue dress created for the Spectrum by Print 'n Plotter.

There are four difficulty levels ranging from division of the picture into a 3 x 4 grid to 32 X 24. There is also the facility to LOAD your own picture for scrambling; two extra ones are provided. A third option is to attempt the competition in which the picture is already scrambled at the highest level of difficulty.

Softricks offers a Microvitec colour monitor with a Spectrum interface to the person who can solve the puzzle in the fewest number of moves. It is reasonably difficult to unscramble the picture at the easiest level. Overall, the game is very well-designed and fun to play, with easy-to-use controls.

John Lambert

Memory: 48K
Price; £5.95

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