August 1994 - Wanaka

People keeping up with this blog have seen most of my thoughts already, but for my UI blog I did a complete overview of the UI of the COMPUTE's Gazette disk menu. (Along with the old thoughts about the text reader)

Wanaka - Shawn Menninga

A sliding tile puzzle... the accompanying text says it was popular in New Zealand, but I couldn't find Google links for a real world version. A very similar game has been marketed as Rush Hour where you have to maneuver a car out of a crowded parking lot; here you want to bring the big northern NZ block down to touch the souther NZ frame. Competently done, could have used some animations maybe. (And it's a tricky puzzle; the author says he can't get it in fewer than 124 or so moves.) Rating:3/5

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