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Version 1.0 for Windows (Czech): May 2005. First version for MS-DOS: October 1999
License: GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPLv2)
Country: Czech Republic
Version 1.0 (Czech)
Version 1.3 (English)
32 extra puzzles
Berušky is one of my favorite games, not only of Sokoban variants, but of all the logic games. I would not hesitate putting it next to the great mythic games, like Prince of Persia or Lode Runner...
"Berušky" means "ladybug", those friendly red bugs with black spots. Originally a game for DOS, now has versions for Linux and Windows. In total there are 120 puzzles, all incredibly clever and some of great difficulty, designed by Luboš Doležal and grouped in five categories: Training (10 puzzles), Easy (50), Medium (35), Hard (20) and Impossible (5). The puzzles incorporate many new elements: explosives, blocks, special doors that open with the key of the same color, boxes of different types, pickaxes and drills to break walls... In each puzzle you have to collect 5 keys to open the exit door, and sometimes you are available up to 5 ladybugs that cooperate to solve it. Excellent graphic design! The game has a editor.
Martin Stránský, from AnakreoN, tells me that the updated version of Berušky game, is for Linux platforms. However, I have used the first Czech version for Windows, whit music and editor, and it works very well.
In my opinion, these are the levels more tricky and ingenious. I have recorded the solution, but I would like to make this recommendation: if you can't find the solution of a puzzle, let it, and try it again tomorrow. The 90 per cent of the difficult puzzles are solved the next day ;) ... Except the "Impossible" last series, all the levels have solution, although some are very difficult... My favorite levels = *
Level 10 * 610 moves Good! The solution is not obvious. It
is a nice example of collaboration
between the bugs to solve the puzzle
Level 2 271 moves Good, nice
Level 11 254 moves Tricky! It is difficult to see the
solution. Hint: to release the locked
bugs, is required the collaboration
between other two bugs
Level 29 265 moves Nice
Level 1 * 165 moves Tricky!
Level 2 * 573 moves Good, fun
Level 3 * 481 moves A little difficult... ;)
Level 8 254 moves Tricky
Level 18 ** 216 moves Very nice and tricky! The interior
walls are the words "VIVAT KOMAT", but
I have not managed to find out what
Level 21 236 moves It's a bit difficult to get the peak
of the middle-upper...
Level 23 611 moves Nice
Level 25 * 225 moves Very good. It seems difficult, but it
Level 30 * 298 moves A bit complicated, but nice
Level 31 294 moves It is a little difficult to see the
solution of the first part
Level 3 459 moves It seems complicated, but it is not
Level 5 ** 412 moves Very good! This is one of my favorites
Level 7 227 moves Tangled...
Level 11 * 380 moves Good! A bit difficult... ;)
Level 12 * 400 moves Good, nice
Puzzles created by the users
The puzzles created by users are my favorite. For the moment, there are in total 32 puzzles (most are from Czech and Slovak authors...). They are really very good! Some are surprisingly and quite difficult...
Next I comment the puzzles that I've liked more. I do not show the solution of these puzzles, and only indicate my result for moves. Probably the authors have spent many hours to build these puzzles (is very laborious build this kind of levels...), and does not seem to me desirable discover the solution...
How to play the puzzles created by users?
1. If you use Windows, download and install the Czech version: Berusky1Win
2. Download the 32 puzzles of users: urovne.zip
3. Create a folder named "Levels" in the same directory as the program. Place the user puzzles in the folder "Levels".
4. In the start menu, click on the floppy disk icon (bottom-right).
5. Select the puzzle you want to play, and click "OK".
* Very good
Title Author Difficulty Rating Moves
reedic1 dolezall Medium 274
Comment: Simple but nice
eagle2 7pzo Easy 269
Comment: Nice. It is not difficult, but nor is it obvious
msmid01 michalsmid Hard ** 846
Comment: Very good! Still 1 peak is unnecessary to solve it. It is not easy
petval pwl Medium * 575
Comment: Good, ingenious
dudu6 dudu Medium 201
Comment: Ingenious, it is not easy to see the solution. Note: With the English version of the program, an error occurs
level002 radek.sanda Hard ** 419
Comment: Very good! It is not difficult, but it has small traps...
bach-01 bach Medium 301
Comment: Good, not easy
bach-02 bach Medium * 447
Comment: Nice and interesting
bach-03 bach Hard *** 175
Comment: Truly and ingenious, very good! With the Czech version of the game is not possible solve it; I have used the English version
hradek1 tomix Medium * 545
Comment: Good. It seems easy, but is a bit complicated...
super tomix Medium ** 418
Comment: Good, a bit difficult
002 ota.nedved Hard 1527
Comment: Very difficult and laborious to solve; in addition, the display of the elements is a very confused
vp jan.noska Medium * 557
Comment: Good, tricky
jen_sudy jan.noska Hard * 574
Comment: Good. There are two difficult areas and three easy
rb jan.noska Hard * 233
Comment: Good, tricky. The R is hard but B is so easy
apoc apocalyps Medium * 538
Comment: Good, interesting
haikemono jordi_d Easy 390
Comment: My little contribution... Do you recognize this puzzle? (Yes, it's by Hir...). Note: With the English version, an error occurs, I don't know why. You can download the puzzle here: haikemono.zip
dudu4 dudu I think that it is not solvable with the Czech version, because you cannot get the key from the bottom-right. And with the English version an error occurs
zicho2 michal.lichvar I have not found solution... (?)
Who is encouraged to build more puzzles? You can send me your new puzzles, or contact AnakreoN. I hope your puzzles!