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A puzzle game where the main goal is to make loops! Random pieces are presented over a board, including simple lines and corners as well as S bends and other warped shapes, of varying sizes. It is up to the player to link them up in a loop form, then moving on to the next level. Pieces can be placed on any empty space on the grid, and rotated into one of the four main compass directions.

Any pieces which are not part of the finished loop when a level is completed are left on the screen, so there is value in playing towards 2 distinct loops, to ensure that you have options depending on which pieces are drawn - unlike Pipe Dream there are no clues as to which pieces are coming next.

Three play modes are available, two of which can be played with two players. Game A is freestyle - simply make loops, gaining extra points for size and style.

Game B is about unlocking bonus boards of the game by reaching a certain score and uses a bonus multiplier method depending on loop difficulty.

The third mode of play begins with an already made loop and then removes random pieces of it, so the player has to put them back in when they appear again. It is essentially a memory test and logic puzzle of fitting the pieces back as one remembers - although placing a piece where it seems to fit is also often effective.


Loopz Amstrad CPC Title screen
Loopz PC-98 Crystal graphic
Loopz Atari ST With pieces removed, can you do a repair job?
Loopz Amstrad CPC Loading screen

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Loopz Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Convolution" -- Working title
  • "ループス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Raze Atari ST Dec, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Play Time NES Mar, 1992 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 9.8 out of 12 82
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Crash! ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 7 out of 10 70
64'er Commodore 64 May, 1991 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Action Amiga Nov, 1990 69 out of 100 69
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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  • ST Format
    • Issue 01/1991 - #10 Best Puzzle Game in 1990

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