Zen Puzzle Garden is an original puzzle game in which you must help a monk to rake the sand of a garden to get to a next level. However, not everything is as easy as it looks, as there are certain rules that you must follow. The monk will move in the sand in the direction you have chosen until he reaches the land or until he stumbles upon a rock. He also cannot walk over sand that has already been raked and cannot turn while he is moving. You complete a puzzle when all the sand has been raked. The game allows you to undo your last move or restart the game in case you get stuck. You can take as much time as you need to complete the levels, since there is no time limit. There are other objects in the garden that require special treatment. For instance, you must pick up leaves following a certain color order and there are stone lanterns that you can push as you walk around the garden.
The demo version will only allow you to play the first five levels, but in the full version you can choose to start from whichever you want. However, I suggest you follow the order, or you will get lost, since new obstacles are added as you progress through the game. The game comes with a garden designer, which allows you to create your own levels.
In short, Zen Puzzle Garden is an original and challenging game that will keep you playing for hours.
- Very challenging
- Lots of levels
- You can design your own levels with the Garden Designer
- Nice graphics
- You must learn the hotkeys before starting the game