Classic Hashi Light Vol. 2
The name of Hashi, the Japanese logic puzzle, is short for Hashiwokakero, literally "Building Bridges". This is entirely appropriate for the game of lines and connections that it is. It's interesting however, that, phonetically, "Hashi" can also be translated as "chopsticks", which also would be a perfectly applicable title. Of course, the appeal of the game goes far beyond linguistic trivia. That should be clear from the success Conceptis found in its previous collection. Now, with its palpable boost in difficulty, your mind will be tested like never before in Classic Hashi Light Volume 2.
The goal is the same as before: Each puzzle is based on an arrangement of circles with numbers within. Each circle can be viewed as an island, and the number within represents how many line bridges are horizontally and vertically attached to it. As king of the islands, you must connect them according to the numbers, so that there are no more than two bridges branching off an island in any direction, that none cross and that a continuous path attaches all islands together. To place a bridge between two islands, mouse over the island you wish to start from, then move over the shaded direction and click. Clicking again adds a second bridge, and clicking once more clears them. Victory comes when all bridges are in place and all numbers are satisfied.
The label of "hard" on the title screen indicates how Classic Hashi Light Volume 2 is definitely geared towards the more serious hashi-heads. Since Volume 1 was more of an introduction, beginners might want to start there instead. Still, with 30 new puzzles in the streamlined presentation for which Conceptis is renowned, the developer continues its streak of quality releases. This is a stash of hashi that deserves to be shared.