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15 Puzzle (Windows)

15 Puzzle Windows The game opens with this small window. After this the game displays the first game option with the numbers one to sixteen showing in the correcy order


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15 Puzzle is an implementation of the classic sliding block puzzle with a few twists. The game was originally developed for DOS and WIN 3.1 before this version, version 2.0, was released for WIN 95 but the earlier versions were not very stable and did not have the same functionality that this implementation has.

The shareware version comes with just three puzzles:
  • The first puzzle is played on the standard 4x4 grid with one cell missing. All the remaining cells are numbered from one to fifteen and they are scrambled leaving the player to rearrange them correctly

  • The second puzzle is based on a topographical map of Europe which is divided into squares and scrambled. The major difference here is that the player can decide on how many pieces the puzzle is divided into, the minimum is 6 x 6 and the maximum is 10 x 10

  • The final puzzle is 'Rate Your Mind Pal', it's a variation on the first puzzle but using fifteen letters rather than fifteen numbers.

  • The registered version allows players to make sliding block puzzles from their own pictures
  • All games can be played in a window or full screen.
The game has a couple of features worthy of note, one is the ability to change the colour of the background so that the empty cell stands out, however the main feature of the registered program is it's ability to solve puzzles by itself.


15 Puzzle Windows The Europe puzzle showing the option to make the empty cell more visible
15 Puzzle Windows The 'Rate Your Mind Pal' puzzle opens in a really tiny window
15 Puzzle Windows The first game option, the numbers one to fifteen well and truly scrambled
15 Puzzle Windows All game modes can be played in a window or full screen

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piltdown_man (155154) added 15 Puzzle (Windows) on Mar 14, 2018