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Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection  1997
Win9x Shareware (partial game)
Developed by Mir-Dialogue
Published by Microsoft
Genre: Puzzle
User rating: 0.0 (0 votes)

System Requirements

Personal computer with a 486/66 MHz processor or higher.
Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0.
8 MB of RAM for Windows 95 or 12 MB for Windows NT.
6 MB of available hard disk space.
Local or PCI Bus SVGA display (640 x 480 minimum, 256-color).
Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device.
Windows-compatible sound card (for game sounds and background music).

Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection is a collection of original puzzle games: Charmer, Color Collision, Flinty Flush, Fringer, Jewel Chase, Lineup, Mixed Genetics, Muddled Casino, Rat Poker, Spring Weekend. Flinty Flush is an odd game in which a grid of balls is suspended above a 4×4 grid. Both grids can be moved left or right to align them, and the bottom grid can also be rotated. The goal is to drop balls from the top grid such that they fill the bottom grid. Rat Poker is a reasonably amusing game in which colored rats enter the screen and march around in circles. If three or four rats of the same color are in a row when they reach the exit area, they exit together and the player scores points. One or more traps within the loop allow a single rat to be trapped and later released in order to get rats of the same color in a row. Rats continue entering the loop indefinitely, and a certain number of points must be scored to advance to the next level before the loop is completely full. Spring Weekend puts a number of objects onto a honeycomb grid, and the player can click on the grid to rotate all of the surrounding objects left or right around it in an attempt to make the grid match a source image. This must be accomplished in a certain number of moves in order to advance to the next level. There are 10 games in this collection, with only 3 playable in the trial version.

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Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection


Microsoft Entertainment Pack: The Puzzle Collection Trial Version (2,544,128 bytes) 26 June 1997 Win9x

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