Review: Everyday Genius: Squarelogic
At a Glance
|This game is recommended!
This game is not just good fun, it also stays fairly true to Christian moral values, making it a great addition to anyone's library!
|ESRB Rating:||NR - Not Rated|
|Review Published On:||May 6th, 2016|
|Played on:||Martha & Thaddeus|
There's no timer, so you can freely leave the game running if you need to get up off the computer for a few minutes. Otherwise, your progress is saved whenever you leave a puzzle.
This is a very clean game; the worst thing that can happen is that you might get a headache from doing a lot of math.
Pretty much this.
Everyday Genius: Square Logic is a number puzzle game where you're trying to place numbers in a grid. Just like Sudoku, your goal is to place a number in every cell and keep every row and column free of any duplicates. Unlike Sudoku, Everyday Genius uses math problems to guide you in positioning the numbers.
For example, let's say that you have a group of three cells. The hint for this group is that you multiply the numbers within it to get 12. From this hint and the number of cells in the group, we can assume the correct answers will probably be 1, 3, and 4. However, if the cells are positioned right, 2, 2, and 3 is also a legitimate answer. Either set will equal 12 when multiplied, so it's just a matter of fitting them in with the other numbers in the nearby rows and columns.
This was only one example of how the hints use math to guide you. Sometimes you'll simply be told what number goes in a cell, or be given the vague hint that the cell's value is greater than one of its neighbors.
If you do get stuck, you can request help at any time. This won't solve the puzzle for you; instead you'll get a message highlighting a cell or cells you should take a closer look at. This helps alert you to things that you might overlook, and gives you enough of a nudge to let you finish the puzzle on your own without giving anything away.
This is a great little game for the math geeks, but I'm not so sure it'll be popular with the average gamer. Your milage may vary.