Ahoy, mateys! Put down yer grog and cast yer scurvy eyes upon the latest jigsaw puzzle from the scalliwags at Plexus and Smartkit, Plexus Puzzle: Pirates! It do be a puzzle o' a different colour than ye may be used to. And, uh... swashes... pirate... stuff.... hrm. Phooey. I'm not a very good pirate. Just as well. "Scurvy eyes" sounds uncomfortably sticky.
If you've never played a Plexus puzzle before, you should know that they ain't your grammy's jigsaw puzzles. Uh... unless you're a grammy yourself, in which case I guess they would be someone's grammy's... nevermind. The pieces onscreen don't combine to form a coherent scene, but rather simply lock together when you match up the edges. Just click and drag pieces around, and click on the transparent circle that appears when you mouse over a piece to spin it. Pay attention to the contours of the pieces rather than the images themselves, and you'll start making connections. In other words, think of the pieces as their silhouettes, and how those might fit together. Just don't expect the resulting scene to make any sense, and warm up your best barn owl impersonation. *painful head tilt*
The puzzle has been revised due to feedback and is now using the old/original engine running the pieces. If you played and rated the game before, please try the new version and re-rate it. We have reset the rating for this puzzle due to the change.
There's been a visual upgrade from the last games, and, while the larger images are nice, they do make the relatively small play area feel somewhat crowded. A larger area to move around in so you could spread everything out would have been appreciated. The edges of the images are also slightly less better defined than they were in previous titles, which can mean connections are a bit harder to make. However, Pirates! is another challenging twist on the jigsaw genre; clever, challenging, and... well, I would say "relaxing", but it's actually quite a workout for your eyes and your patience. So warm up your grey matter, me hearties; you've got a puzzle to solve!