Jigsaw Puzzle review
So, it’s a puzzle game. That is, it takes a picture and splits it into unique fragments, and you should reassemble the picture, fitting all these pieces. We have all played puzzles (probably), and the experience bears little difference from cardboard ones.
First, you see the original picture. Then the app splits it into fragments and shuffles them. So, you have to position each piece right where it belongs. When two pieces fit, they stick to each other, so you cannot accidentally separate them – just like in real puzzles.
When you select a picture, it’s up to you to adjust its complexity and thus difficulty. With a special bar, you select how many pieces the puzzle should contain. The more pieces there are, the higher the score you get. It doubles if rotation is enabled, and so you need to turn pieces to position them correctly. When you do it, you get rewarded.
There is also an achievement system. Each achievement gets you more stars and thus makes you more successful. But we think that solving puzzles only makes sense when you love the process, not chase achievements.
Music and All the Stuff
The background music is completely unnecessary. In fact, we’re sure, your own playlist has something that fits the process better than the jolly tune the app plays. Luckily, you can turn the music off in Settings.
You cannot do the same to ads, and that’s a shame. Even if you are willing to pay, the developer doesn’t provide such an option. Instead, the game is monetized via endless ads. Each time after a successful puzzle you need to spend 30 seconds of your life watching a commercial video, and there is no option of turning it off before the end.
Old School Oriented
You will certainly enjoy the game if you run it on a tablet or a phone with 16:9 screen. It’s not that easy, though, if you own something fresher. For example, if you try to run Jigsaw Puzzle on a Samsung A series device of 2019, you’ll find that the picture fits poorly. The same you should expect on new Motorola and especially Sony devices; the geometry of the screen isn’t fully supported.
It seems strange, because the game was last updated in March 2019, when 18:9 screens have already taken over the industry. But that’s the fact. When holding your phone in landscape mode, you may feel it’s too wide or not high enough. And the app forces the screen into landscape mode.
That’s another reason to play this game on an Android tablet if you have one. You’ll see more details on the picture; along with that, the game won’t suffer from disproportions or incorrect displaying.
• Lots of puzzles;
• Adjustable difficulty level;
• Good picture quality;
• Looks great on tablets.
• Too many ads;
• Poor optimization for 18:9 screens.