Origamo from QQP is somewhat dissapointing. The four disks account
only for 6 hours of gameplay (time it took me to go through ALL the puzzles).
This is a puzzle game bringing back memories of Tetris. You need to match
the shapes on the screen with smaller tiles, before you run out of time.
The process is extremely repetitive and involves, at times, too much luck as
opposed to wits or dexterity.
The graphics are, well, interesting... You will feel like you took off
to Nepal or something, and are watching colorful murals. I sincerely
believe some major weed was involved in the designing of the graphics.
The music is on the same tone, taking full advantage of a wide array of
sound cards. After a while it gets monotonous and somewhat soothing. But
once again, there was some serious Karma-Pondering involved in the making
of the game, to give it a pseudo-spiritual atmosphere.
You can enjoy this game for the puzzles. The Maze enigma is worthless.
If there is such a thing as stuff coated in candy, this is candy coated in
stuff. The designers of this piece of software made a pitifull attempt at
inflating an OK strategy/dexterity game into something it is not...
- BASIC : You have infinite lives and no time limits to complete the puzzles.
One puzzle completion needed to move one, and puzzles left behind
can not be completed later. You can dump up to 50 pieces only.
- MASTER : Little difference from Basic. except for scoring considerations.
- ADVENTURE : You are limited to three lives, and can earn one more for every
500 points you collect. The other difference from the previous
options is that you can return to a location and complete
the puzzles you left behind.
- Left Mouse button: pick up, position or dump a tile.
- Right Mouse button: rotate the tile you have already selected in order to
have it feet your requirements.
- ESC: Leave or pause the game.
- F3: Display the High Scores.
Notice that your game is automatically saved under the name you entered.
When done playing, just leave the game using ESC and to restart just select
the name under which you have been playing.
- Blue : Smallest unit, most useful to fill in the blanks between larger
blocks. Do not use them unless you absolutely need them, for
they do not come across in large amounts.
- Purple : These are cubes. They can come in handy but mixed recklessly
with angled pieces or angled corners, they create a lot of
loose holes that, in turn require a lot of the Blue tiles.
- Orange : These are large triangles that are very useful when used in
conjunction with all other angled tiles.
& Bown : These are angled composites, one being the mirror image of the
& Red : These are basically cubes with an extra blue. They mirror one
another. They are the best building tool, covering the most
space, and freeing the most space once cleared from the incoming
flow of tile. Use these in priority when possible. They tend to
be more frequently available.
The basic strategy in placing the tiles is to aim at filling up a given
background pattern. Whenever a grey pattern is filled, the current tile
load at the bottom of the screen clears up, giving you time to complete
the puzzle and giving you a shot at a new set of tiles.
When you want to allow more tiles on the screen, or want to get rid of a
tile selected by mistake, just drop them on the Dump portion of the screen.
Notice that you will not be able to dump any more tiles until the one you
just dropped is flushed away. Also notice that tiles fushed away do come
back after being flush. So if you want to see new tiles, allow a small
delay after removing the tile and before dumping it... It all will become
easy after a while.
- Puff & Stuff
- Dragon's Den
- Dragon's Head
- Happy Buddha
- Two Sisters
- Pharaoh's Curse
- Elronian Pillager
- Sheba's Mish
- Wise One
- Fruit of Death
- Fruit of life
- Wonderland : All starts here.
- Sydney's World : Need Mad Hatter's Tea from Alice in Wonderland to enter.
- Mentor's Castle
- Breathing Water
- Mound of Evil : Need Shades from Sydney in Sydney's World.
- Tut's Brain : Need Skull from Mound of Evil to enter.
- Viscious Viper
- Tut's Lungs
- Tut's Heart
- Burial Grounds : Need Tut's Brain to enter and resurrect Tut.
- Long House : Need to have the Spirit from the Burial Grounds to grant
- Haji's Hungry : Need Food from the Long House.
- Future World : Need to be Haji's friend to enter.
- Last : Need Orb of Time from Future World to enter and end the
As mentioned above, only a few of the rooms are relevant to the game. In
order to obtain the needed feature of a room, you need to solve at least one
The other rooms are just obstacles standing in the way. You also need
only solve one room to be able to pass through, although the game's only
interest are those puzzles.
The puzzles are:
# Desc. Points # Desc. Points # Desc. Points
-- +----------- +------ +-- +------------- +------ +--- +-------- +-----
1 Forgot -?- 51 Framed 300 101 Arrow 150
2 Forgot -?- 52 Rubik's Cube 100 102 Diamond 100
3 Forgot -?- 53 Teeth 300 103 Crate 225
4 Painting 275 54 Tee Pees 300 104 Apple 325
5 T 50 55 Snow 300 105 You 375
6 Mild One 225 56 Lines 275 106 Triangle 300
7 Chicken 150 57 Woman in Sun 300 107 Stop 100
8 Cat 100 58 Desert Storm 375 108 False 200
9 UFO 50 59 R -?- 109 Mini Van 225
10 Mask 225 60 Photos -?-
11 Mrench 375 61 C -?-
12 Happy 275 62 Space man 300
13 --------------- 63 Wise men 225
14 Pig 425 64 Forest 200
15 Shoe 300 65 Snake 200
16 A 50 66 Gun 100
17 Brontosorus 200 67 Port 300
18 Snake 225 68 Pyramid 225
19 Question -?- 69 Basics 375
20 Transform 225 70 Storm 300
21 Jump 225 71 Hell 325
22 Bricks 200 72 Very Easy 200
23 Bug 300 73 Legs 375
24 Yin & Yan 325 74 Moebius 425
25 Ninja 275 75 Giraffe 325
26 Crossword 300 76 Up 275
27 Eye 275 77 Golf 150
28 Fish 150 78 S.E.T.I. 200
29 Space 225 79 Pack Man 275
30 Gulls 200 80 Heaven 325
31 Rooster 325 81 Left 225
32 Fishes 425 82 Right 325
33 Porcupine 300 83 Pair 425
34 Pyra 275 84 Fire 375
35 Flag 275 85 Easy 100
36 Dragon 375 86 Serpent 425
37 Diamonds 425 87 Ladder 225
38 Serpent 200 88 Gulls 300
39 God's Eye 425 89 Alien 300
40 Felix 325 90 Sidewalk 375
41 Born 275 91 Spray 425
42 Puzzle 1 275 92 Skier 375
43 Puzzle 2 275 93 Babel 275
44 Puzzle 3 200 94 Skyline 100
45 Difficult 325 95 Click -?-
46 Puzzle 4 325 96 Fractal -?-
47 Puzzle 5 225 97 Teeth -?-
48 Puzzle 6 150 98 Peace 150
49 Trident 325 99 Origamo 300
50 Ship 200 100 Pegs 225
There are 108 Puzzles. The makers claimed 113, but they lied. Moreover,
it is interesting to notice that these superstitious morons skipped #13.
Sorry for the few entries reading ? or Forgot... I got lost in my notes...
You will discover that the difficult increases with the bonus rating.
- 0 to 250 : Easy
Those puzzles require no skill or effort whatsoever.
- 275 to 350 : Hard to EXTREMELY HARD (*)
I believe that the hardest levels are within that range and
NOT within the next range. In this range, the tiles go by
relatively fast and close to one another, enough to let you
think where to put them, but too close to allow you to
dump them fast. As a result, you must rely on cheer luck
to get the tiles you need, especially the Blue tiles.
The puzzles: 55 Snow 300
and: 23 Bug 300
Are probably the HARDEST of them all, for you need several
blue pieces, and they come by randomly. You can not
sustain the flow long enough to get all you need unless you
are in fact very lucky. This, of course, sucks, and is a
flow that lowers the game overall gameplay.
- 375 to 425 : Very Hard
Those puzzles aren't that hard. They will take you a couple
attempts to succeed, but only because of the speed or little
spacing at which the tiles flow.
All the puzzles are feasible. I played them ALL through, skipping NONE.
Estimated playtime: 6 hours in BASIC mode, standard difficulty.