Round and round
Ever feel like you're going in circles? With Loopz, that's exactly what you do! As you are handed pieces of different sizes and shapes, you must create a loop, wiping out the board. Sound easy? Well, try again! These shapes aren't just plain old right angles! They tend to twist and turn in a snakelike way, and you'll need some quick fingers and a little brain power to figure out this puzzle extravaganza! Try to make it through all 10 tortuous levels, if you can. In the meantime, you can challenge the 2 bonus games and see if you are really up to the Loopz challenge. Complete with 3 one-player games and 2 strategic two-player games.
Published by Mindscape, Inc. and developed by Audiogenic Software Ltd, the puzzle video game was released in 1990.
The main goal is to make loops. Random pieces are presented over a board, including simple lines, corners, 'S'-bends and other warped shapes, of varying sizes. The player needs to link them up in a loop form and then move on to the next level. Any pieces that are not part of a finished loop are left on the screen, when a level is completed.
There are three play modes, two of which can be played with two players. The A game is freestyle – you only make loops, gaining extra points for style and size. Game B is about unlocking bonus boards, reaching a certain score. The third mode starts with an already made loop and then removes random pieces of it - the player must place them back.