What would Friday be without Friday Flash Games? Friday, I suppose, but a disappointing Friday.
On good Fridays, the Fridays with Friday Flash Games, I present three or more games for you to play. All of the games depend on the Adobe Flash Player and the web browser of your choice. I'll let you know about sound and music for each game, in case you're playing in a quiet environment (like school or work). All games work on both Mac OS X and Windows, as well as any other environment that support Flash. The plugin is the computer!
Let's get right to it, shall we?
Enigmatica is like a sliding-tile puzzle, but since it's virtual, you don't need a blank space, and things can wrap from side to side and top to bottom and back again. Which is handy, because you need to align every piece in the grid in either rows or columns - your choice. Sometimes the initial random assortment of pieces suggests a horizontal approach will pay off in fewer moves and less time, while sometimes the verticals stand out.
You'll need to choose whether to play "Relaxed" (where the number of moves you make and the time you take affect your score), or "Challenge" (where you have time limit and a limit on the number of moves you can make). You'll also need to choose a gameboard size: 4x4, 5x5, 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, or 9x9.
The 9x9 grid shown has one horizontal line completed, and I did go on to complete the board, but on "Relaxed" mode. Even 6x6 on "Challenge" mode is challenging for me.
There is music as soon as the game loads, but there's also a little speaker icon in the upper-left to turn it off.
Back in March, I told you about Submachine 1: The Basement. Then, three weeks ago, I also told you about Submachines 2, 3, and 0, and mentioned that Submachine 4: The Lab was coming soon. Welcome to soon. Welcome to Submachine 4: The Lab.
As with the previous 3.5 games, you've got to solve the mystery to complete the game. This time around there are secrets (in the form of little blue marbles) to retrieve, and you'll find yourself using lots of objects to get where you need to go. This one is very complex, and I finally had to resort to the walk-through twice.