Lonpos - Cosmic Creature

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Lonpos - Cosmic Creature is a puzzle game with almost 30 years. Developed in 1989 by Lonpos, this game is one of the best logic games in its own right. Today, we see so many different logic games, we forget which ones came first and which ones were responsible for this popular type of puzzles.

Lonpos is a very difficult puzzle. No sugar-coating here. If you like a great challenge, this is the one for you. It does start off pretty easy, as you'll only need to place a couple of pieces in the first challenges. But soon enough, the difficulty gets exponentially tougher, since more and more pieces are going to be necessary in order to fill the game's tray.

Cosmic Creature, as the name suggests, features 12 irregular pieces, each in a different color, and they do look like creatures you'd see in a cartoon or a comics magazine. SmartGames issued a version of this game recently, and with good reason, because it's a great puzzle game. I also reviewed it a while ago, here. It comes in a small travel box, convenient to play anywhere, anytime you choose. Comes with a booklet filled with 111 puzzles, divided in 8 levels of difficulty.

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One thing that recent logic games have been doing, and kind of spoiling you, is that always come with solutions. Well, not this one. You're completely on your own. You do get a little help in the form of hints, if you follow the official website, but it doesn't help much, as they only give you the position of another piece. It's a bummer if you really get stuck in a particular puzzle, but take my advice: if you're stuck, just move on. Try to solve another challenge in the meantime and come back to that one later. You may find that this will help you a lot, and more often than not you'll end up solving it, eventually.

This is a type of puzzle that requires lots of patience and much trial and error. Many times, you'll see that there's only one piece left to solve the puzzle, but the only way is to remove a few more pieces and try again. With practice you'll become more familiarized with the piece's shapes and it will get easier to visualize potential solutions. It's a great rewarding feeling.

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Closing Comments:

Lonpos - Cosmic Creature doesn't seem to be almost 30 years old. It took very well the test of time, and to prove it is other companies trying to capitalize on its original success and originality. It's a perfect puzzle to exercise your brain, whether you're 6 years old or 99 years young...

Availability: Lonpos - Cosmic Creature is available at PuzzleMaster for just $15.99 CAD. Check out other puzzles like Lonpos.


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