cmplt is a paper-centric puzzle game from Philipp Stollenmayer. In practice itâ€™s a simple matter of filling in the proper squares with color, but knowing where exactly to put them can be quite tricky. Gamezeboâ€™s cmplt tips, cheats and strategies wonâ€™t help you learn to pronounce the title, but will help you get a handle on how to approach these increasingly abstracted brain teasers.
- Thereâ€™s no penalty for being wrong. If you place a tile in the wrong spot or accidentally remove something you didnâ€™t want to it doesnâ€™t matter – the only penalty in this game is not being able to access new puzzles until you complete the ones you have in front of you.
- The color of the Menu and Hint icons always matches the color of the tiles youâ€™ll be placing. This, or just placing one anywhere since thereâ€™s no penalty for being wrong, is a great way to figure out what you have to work with.
- Try to see the big picture. Most of the time the puzzle involves something like a specific animal, food, or object. If you can suss out what it is before you start placing stuff, it should be easier to figure out what goes where.
- Tile color can also help. This mostly just applies to puzzles that donâ€™t involve abstracted concepts like roman numerals or music notes. If youâ€™re not sure what the picture is that you need to complete the color of the tiles you get to place can help you figure it out.
- Look for patterns. Many of the puzzles are symmetrical in nature, so if you have a clear idea of what the image is and half of it looks complete you probably need to mirror it.
- Hints donâ€™t go away. When you use a hint youâ€™ll be given a few clues about where to place tiles via small red Xâ€™s on the screen. These will remain even if you place a tile on them and remove it, so take your time.
- Hints usually donâ€™t give the whole answer. Depending on just how many pieces are missing, you wonâ€™t actually see every missing piece when you use a hint. Still, the pieces you do know should give you a better idea of what the puzzle is.
- You can (and probably should) stack hints. If you use a hint and still donâ€™t know what to do, use another one. The Xâ€™s from the new hint will be added to the ones that have already been revealed and give you a more complete picture.
- If youâ€™re stumped and donâ€™t want to use a hint, try a different puzzle. By bringing up the menu screen (tap the + icon) youâ€™ll be able to switch between three active puzzles at any given time – just tap on the puzzle thumbnail you want to jump to. Youâ€™re on your own if you get stumped by all three at once, though.