RELEASE SlitherlinkNX

Discussion in 'Switch - Emulation, Homebrew & Software Projects' started by dsfgfhj, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. dsfgfhj
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    Hi everyone,

    I just released a new homebrew game for the Nintendo Switch: SlitherlinkNX. I hope you enjoy it.

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    Introduction


    Slitherlink is a logic puzzle game created in 1989 by Japanese publisher Nikoli, famous for creating Sudoku, among many other puzzle games. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slitherlink for more info.
    I discovered the game a few years ago on the Nintendo DS with 'Puzzle Series Vol. 5: Slitherlink', which was never released outside of Japan. It's such a good game I became addicted to it, just like with Picross and Nurikabe.
    This is my version of the game for the Nintendo Switch. It's a rewrite of one of my previous projects for the Dingoo A320. It features 456 levels in four sizes: 5x5 (easy), 7x7, 10x10, 20x20 (hard). There's also a save state function, undo button, and more.

    Rules

    In SlitherlinkNX, you draw lines on a grid to create a meandering path, following the rules:
    • The path must form a single loop, without crossing itself or branching.
    • The numbers indicate how many lines surround each cell. Empty cells may be surrounded by any number of lines.
    There is one unique solution for each level. You can draw small x's on segments that cannot be connected. You should be able to find the solution by logical deduction only, without guessing.
    For Slitherlink beginners, I strongly recommend to consult the Wikipedia page, especially chapter 'Solution methods', which is a big help at the start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slitherlink#Solution_methods

    Controls
    • d-pad: move cursor
    • X/A/B/Y: draw a line, then a cross, then nothing, in the corresponding direction
    • L + X/A/B/Y: draw a cross, then a line, then nothing, in the corresponding direction
    • R: undo previous action
    • +: open menu, allowing to: retry, save state, or quit
     
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  2. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    Wow. That looks amazing. Great job!

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    Is this like Minesweeper but with lines and a twist of making a loop?
     
  3. SomeGamer

    SomeGamer GBAtemp Guru

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    I like how fancy the text is.
     
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  4. dsfgfhj
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    dsfgfhj Member

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    There are similarities, but there's more depth in Slitherlink than Minesweeper IMO.
     
  5. BlastedGuy9905

    BlastedGuy9905 where's the updated autopsy report

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    Hmm, I might try it out.
     
  6. Eternam

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    Nice!
     
  7. sup3rgh0st

    sup3rgh0st Top Tier Ghost

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    This looks really polished, nice work!
     
  8. hippy dave

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    Aw yiss, slitherlink is awesome. Thanks.
     
  9. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Very cool! As someone who does 1 or 2 Picross Puzzles on his Switch and 1 Sudoku on his Ebook Reader everyday I have to say: Thank you for this! :)

    Edit: You can practise online here:
    https://www.puzzle-loop.com/
     
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  10. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

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    Looks better than 90% of all Steam indie titles!
     
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  11. mrmole

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    This is looking lovely! If possible, you should also include the ruleset in the app itself for all the new players.
     
  12. xFlesk

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    nice ;) any chance for nsp ?