No one knows for sure when and where the 15 Puzzle has been invented. But the invention was truly a success: its hard to think of any other puzzle game that has gained such popularity. The whole world, both children and adults, have been playing it even these days.
The idea of the game is to sort the 15 randomly placed numbered square pieces in the ascending order without taking them out of the 16-cell box. But although solving the puzzle takes different routes and numbers of steps, depending on the initial order of the pieces, after while moving the same old numbers feeds you up.
The computer version of the 15 Puzzle freshens up the original excitement of the game by replacing the boring numbers with... pictures. Now its no longer about moving same boring numbers. The game comes with a choice of over a dozen of preset pictures, and it lets you add your own ones.
But the program does not merely «pull» your pictures over the puzzle field; it actually turns any of your pictures into a puzzle, which you would have to solve to re-assemble the picture. As pictures on the game field change, the combinations can get trickier (at times almost unsolvable). Thats the real thrill!
But you wont be disappointed even if you cant solve any of the puzzles; the program can give you a next-move hint or completely solve itself. Or, you can start all over and try again. Basically, the game becomes endless, and all youd have to do is simply change pictures.
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