Plexus Puzzles: Fun to Boot
Plexus puzzles always look less like jigsaws and more like someone's photo album was attacked by a wild herd of ravenous scissors, but hey... that's sort of how we like it. Like the others, Fun to Boot features a scene where the pieces are jumbled up and sliced up at odd angles, so putting it together isn't as easy as picking out all the edge and corner pieces. Instead, you click to drag pieces around, and click the edges of each one to rotate them, or click a piece and use [WASD] and the [arrow] keys to rotate instead. When you have two pieces that fit together properly aligned, they'll lock together automatically. It's all about lining up the edges, like a normal jigsaw, only the edges here aren't neat and orderly and are instead all wibbly-wobbly. If you're not going to play all in one sitting, remember to hit "save" in the upper right corner, and the mute button is in the lower left for those of you who prefer your puzzle solving a bit less plinky-plonky.
Although it comes with a lot of pieces, Fun to Boot might actually be a little easier than some of Plexus' previous titles because the scene you're assembling is a lot less chaotic and more structured. That's either a bonus or a bit of a bummer if you prefer the extra challenge from not having a more clearly defined image to construct. Not to say Fun to Boot is going to be easy, and if you're looking for a jigsaw puzzle with colour and quirk, anything by Plexus is always sure to please. It's the perfect way to fill your lunch break with some jigsaw-goodness, without any missing pieces or cats jumping up on the table to break it apart... hey, not every game needs to be realistic.