Numpty Physics

Numpty Physics 0.2

Physics can be a time waster too!

Numpty Physics is a little puzzle game for Windows that melds cute schoolbook-style graphics with a kind of realistic physics engine. View full description

PROS

  • Original, interesting gameplay
  • Cool schoolbook-style design

CONS

  • Lack of help is frustrating

Good
7

Numpty Physics is a little puzzle game for Windows that melds cute schoolbook-style graphics with a kind of realistic physics engine.

Every screen has the same objective: you must make the red object touch the yellow star, by drawing lines and objects to propel them somehow towards each other. There is a logic behind each puzzle, and completing them is entirely down to your own ingenuity.

There are a couple of introductory levels to Numpty Physics that teach you the basics, and it seems really simple. Not so! You'll need your logic hat on for some of these, and very speedy mouse skills for others.

While it looks charming throughout, Numpty Physics seriously lacking a hints system. When you're stuck, you're stuck. It's an open source game, and its documentation is decidedly amateurish. If you are an expert in mechanics, you'll probably have more success than we did!

Despite its difficulty, it is quite moreish, and finding solutions to some levels is rewarding, which pushes you on to try more. Overall it's a cool idea which needs a little more sympathy for its players.

If you're looking for a challenge, Numpty Physics is certainly that... but be prepared for frustration.

Numpty Physics

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Numpty Physics 0.2

— User reviews — about Numpty Physics

  • Mrs. Nerd

    by Mrs. Nerd

    "Love it! Where's the "App" for it?"

    I've got to have this on my iPod Touch! Please, oh please hurry! (Cause I know you're working on one already, right?) ... More.

    reviewed on May 4, 2010

  • hzetzer

    by hzetzer

    "No Child Left Behind"

    Wow! This software should be in every school in the country. It gets the user to use their mind to reason and find a sol... More.

    reviewed on March 26, 2010

  • pvnkmrksk

    by pvnkmrksk

    "dont look at d name and walk off!! it's really not the text buk physicz!!!"

    it's good and its purely ur application of physics and its really addictive game though its worth it!! dont be sad if u ... More.

    reviewed on March 15, 2010