Unusual coloring book with puzzle elements
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 11 Jun 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Pandoodle is a very interesting arcade game which at first glance may seem an ordinary time-killer providing you with relaxation. Especially, the feeling occurs after the first two or three levels. In fact, this is a real puzzle that will make you strain your brain. Everything in the game is twisted around a palette of paints, the shades of which will differ in each new level.
GameplayInitially, there will be not so many paints on the playing field and they will be presented in the form of traces of panda paws. At that, each trace will contain a certain amount of paint, and you cannot learn about the amount provided until you start painting. Nobody will require some works of art from you. Even if you manage to paint something interesting, it will be either an accident or the result of completing a totally different task. That is, something like a side effect.
The essence of the game is that you have to paint over some objects by using the paint corresponding to the contours of the said objects. At first, everything will be pretty simple. It will be enough to slide your finger from the track with the proper paint towards the contour of the object of similar color, and the item will be painted over completely.
Game featuresGiven the limited amount of paint, you should seek for the shortest paths, but it can not always be obtained. Especially, when the traces of paws filled with paints of a certain color, and the items that need to be painted over, will start to be placed in such a way that the shortest paths between them will intersect. However, that's not all the difficulties. Soon you will find on the playing field the contours of objects of such a color which you don't have in your color palette.
As you have probably already guessed, the output of such a situation lies in mixing the paints available. The mixing is very simple. For example, you need to get the green color to paint a clover leaf but there is only yellow and blue paints. Firstly, you draw a line from the trace with yellow paint to the object with the yellow outline, then do the same with blue paint but after the object of blue color will be painted over, hold your finger on the screen and lead the trail of the blue paint through the yellow stripe, and eventually, the trail turns green.
ResumeNaturally, in any case you need to look for the shortest paths between the paints and objects that need to be painted over. You will have to learn about what colors should be mixed to produce others in the course of experiments, but do not despair since this activity may be as well described as fun. In the game, there is a total of a hundred levels and some of them can be played through for free. For the full game, you will have to pay some money.