Sliding Picture Puzzle for Android with Puzzle Solver

An Incarnation of the Classic 15 Puzzle

      15+Puzzle is a simple sliding blocks puzzle for Android. If you already know how to play the classic 15 Puzzle, then you need not read this. Just install and start playing!

If you are not familiar with the 15 Puzzle, then also you need not read this first. The best way to see how it is solved is to use the Puzzle Solver that comes with 15+Puzzle. To start the Puzzle Solver from within 15+Puzzle, press the Menu button of your phone and click ‘Solver’.

In 15+Puzzle you can create new puzzles using images stored in your  phone memory or SD card. Just press the Menu button and click ‘New Image’. In the new window that pops up, click on the first image (Gallery Icon). From there you can select any image of your choice.

How To Play

      15+Puzzle is similar to the jigsaw puzzle in which you need to arrange the blocks (or tiles) in proper order to solve it. Where it differs from the jigsaw puzzle is the blocks in 15+Puzzle are not free but fixed to a square grid with one block missing. The blocks can be moved horizontally or vertically depending on the position of the missing block.

When you start 15+Puzzle for the first time, you get a puzzle consisting of 15 uniquely numbered blocks, with numbers between 1 and 16, arranged randomly on a 4 by 4 grid. The missing block can have any number between 1 and 16. In this image, the block numbered 16 is missing.

You can move one or more blocks by touching a movable block. For example, if you touch block 7, both blocks 7 and 14 move down.

Solve the puzzle by rearranging the blocks in the ascending order shown here. Try to solve it as fast as possible and in minimum number of moves.

In fact, each puzzle sets a target for you which is displayed at the center of the top bar. In this case the target is 8. Try to solve it in 8 or less number of moves. In case you are unable to achieve the target, the Puzzle Solver is always there to help you.

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