[PlayStation 4] Jigsaw Zen Review
Jigsaw Zen is a new puzzle game on PlayStation 4 with a lot of puzzles to offer at a low budget price. Learn more about it in our Jigsaw Zen review!
Jigsaw Zen from Kingdom Media is a new jigsaw puzzle game with over 100 puzzles to complete. You can play puzzles that range from 28 to 510 puzzle pieces, and the more pieces in a puzzle, the more challenging it will be. More pieces to place on a puzzle will also mean it will take you longer to complete a puzzle, but that’s also part of the fan for jigsaw puzzle aficionados.
Puzzles are split between different sets of themes. There are normal, advanced, and expert categories, as well as 3D renders, anime, fantasy characters, forest, hand-drawn cities, landscapes, other, photography, and all. Controls are very easy to understand since you’ll move reach piece around with the left analog stick or the D-Pad, trying to find where it fits on the overall image. If you think you’ve found the spot where it goes, you can try and place it by pressing the X button. If rotation is set to on, you can rotate a piece by pressing the L1 and R1 buttons.
As you play a puzzle, you can set different options to on or off depending on the type of session you want to have. You can take on puzzles that have the rotation of puzzles enabled or not, have hints on or off, and have the background image on or off. As you can probably imagine, taking on a puzzle with rotation set to off while having hints and the background image set to on will provide you with a far easier experience than if you try to complete all puzzles with the max number of pieces, with rotation set to on, and with the hints and the background image set to off.
If you’re becoming a bit frustrated from trying to complete a particular puzzle, I suggest you restart and give it another go but activate at least the outline hint in the options. This will place outlines for each puzzle piece on top of the blank image, which will allow you to spot what pieces go where. If this is not enough, you can change the options to show the image on the background of the puzzle area so that you can easily spot where a piece goes. And if you still need some extra, help, then turn hints on so that your PS4 DualShock 4 controller vibrates when you move a piece over the spot it needs to take.
The game includes a full trophy list with a Platinum, and depending on your skill with jigsaw puzzles, you should have a new Platinum trophy for your collection in a couple of hours and change. There is a trophy for completing a puzzle with rotation on, one for completing a puzzle with hints off, a puzzle with the background set to off, for completing your first and third puzzles, for completing a 28 pieces puzzle in less than two minutes, a 60 pieces puzzle in less than 4 minutes, a 112 pieces puzzle in less than 10 minutes, for completing a 252 pieces puzzle, and for completing a 252 pieces puzzle in less than an hour.
Jigsaw Zen is a fun game with over 100 puzzles to solve. When you consider that you can play each puzzle in 28, 60, 112, and 252 pieces variants, there’s even more content to complete if you want to 100% the game. It’s available for a budget $4.99, making this one an easy recommendation for puzzle fans.
This Jigsaw Zen review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by Kingdom Media.