Interesting Skill-based Puzzle for Kids – Spectrum Genesis
Spectrum Genesis is a tricky online skill and puzzle game where you have to navigate a rotating rectangular bar through a grid of dots to complete each level. Your goal is to get the rectangular bar the exit (a bright star) at the opposite end of the grid. You have to swing and bounce the Bar from dot to dot to progress toward the Star. There are bad guys and obstacles that block your path, so avoid them at all costs. If the Bar hits off any obstacles, you have to replay the level.
The more dots you land on along your way, the more points you earn. Timing is the key to this game – you have to choose the right moment to move onto the next dot. You also need to make snap decisions to pick which direction to move the Bar if an obstacle is approaching. This futuristic puzzle activity will really test and exercise your observational skills as well as your quick thinking abilities. Ok Spectrum Genius, let’s get rotating! Good luck, and enjoy the challenge!
How to Play: You control the yellow Rectangular Bar which is constantly rotating on an axis of one of the dots in the grid. Your mission in each level is to get the Bar to the bright Star at the other end of the grid of dots. Use your computer keyboard to switch the Bar from dot to dot. Holding down the S key moves the bar onto the next dot when they come into contact with each other. Holding down the A key does the same thing, but the Bar will rotate in the opposite direction when it latches onto the next dot.
Hit Spacebar to reverse the direction of the Bar’s rotation. There are obstacles that you have to avoid in order to progress. The Diamond shapes stop the Bar in its tracks, forcing you to replay the level. In later levels, there is also an enemy Bar that chases you around the grid, Pacman-style. To score maximum points in each level, make sure that the bar touches every single dot on the grid.
Once you hit a dot, it glows brightly to indicate that you have used it. You can see the percentage of dots you have used along the top of the game screen. Hexagon-shaped dots are used as teleporters. Once you touch off them, you flash to the next one.