September 11, 2012 3:00 AM | John Polson
Yellow Monkey has recently released its pathway-paving puzzler HUEBRIX for Android and iOS devices with a free browser-based demo to experience the basic game mechanics. Yes, the visuals bear a striking resemblance to Puzzlejuice's. Greg Wohlwend has shared his thoughts on the similarity and Yellow Monkey has shared theirs.
Aesthetic similarities aside, HUEBRIX plays quite differently from Puzzlejuice and a bit differently from Link-a-Pix-type games. HUEBRIX only hints at how each line should be drawn and where each line should end, as long as the player covers the entire board and uses up all the moves of each piece.
There are spaces with certain colors which dictate part of the path a color must cross, but that's only a piece of the puzzle. The board has some spaces such as directional arrows and even screen wrapping areas that players must plan for. The free, browser-based demo may start slowly but levels in the 20s and 30s have rather thought-provoking challenges.
The iTunes store doesn't have a Lite version yet, but the paid version is on sale for $0.99 now. The Google Play store for Android has a free version and paid version, however. A warning to those who become addicted: dozens of level packs await at $0.99 a pack, too.