Slider Widget is a fun puzzle game where the player tries to clear combinations of colored pearls
Version: 1.0Slider is a fun puzzle game where the player tries to clear combinations of colored pearls from the board to earn points. Along the way special pearls give the game a strategic aspect.
Operating System: Mac OS X
The goal of Slider is to combine 3 or more Pearls of the same color in a row or a column of the game board. The combined pearls will then be removed from the board. The pearls above the removed items will fall into the open spaces and new random pearls will fill up the board from the top. The player can make one move per turn, and the move must result in the removal of game pieces from the board. If the move does not result in the removal of pearls, the move will be automatically reversed (moves involving special pearls are an exception to this rule - see below).
To perform a move, the player uses the directional buttons around the game board. The player may move a row one place to the left or the right, and a column one spot up or down. The pearls in a row or column will then all shift one place in the direction of the button pressed. The first pearl in the direction of the move will "wrap around" to the other side of the row or column. For example, when shifting a row to the right, the right-most pearl will disappear and reappear on the left side of the row. Therefore, the "wrapped" pearl may create a combination on the side it reappears.
The player recieves points for the number of game pieces removed from the board. The more pearls are removed from the board with one turn the more points will be given per pearl (for example removing 7 pearls or more at once will yield twice the points per pearl than removing just 3). Additionally, the pearls randomly replacing the removed pearls may also form combinations and will also be removed from the board, thus creating a cascading effect. Cascades will also create additional bonus points.