Shape SafariTM by

Spelunk
Computing

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Shape Safari TM is a conceptually simple but challenging game wherein you accumulate points by matching target shapes. Its wide range of selectable difficulties offers mind-bending challenges for any age. The supply of target shape puzzles is virtually unlimited. NEW: Three more levels, for a total of seven.

Things You Can Do How To Do Them
Match a target Select an initial shape then select a series of manipulation steps. Note that the manipulation choices don't appear until after you select the shape. Each manipulation button depicts the end result of applying the manipulation to the reference shape (a notched square ) that appears at the upper left. When studying a manipulation pay careful attention to the final position(s) of the notch. Another key is to recognize that the manipulations are applied to the entire current drawing as a whole rather than to each shape individually. The easiest way to understand the manipulations is to try them.
Undo a step If you find that you have selected the wrong shape or manipulation click the undo button .
Adjust difficulty The difficulty of matching a target depends on two factors the level and step count, each of which is discussed further below. When you successfully match a target, the number of points awarded is determined by multiplying the level by the square of the step count. You can adjust the level and step count as described below or you can just keep playing and they will adjust upward automatically.
Adjust level Click the up or down pointing arrow next to the level value to increase or decrease the level, respectively. There are a total of seven levels. As the level increases you are presented with more shape and manipulator options.
Adjust step count Click the up or down pointing arrow next to the step count value to increase or decrease the step count, respectively. The step count is the number of manipulations that are performed to produce the target.
Get a hint If you are stuck, click the hint button to reveal the initial shape or next step. If you have performed extraneous steps they will be undone first. Each time you ask for a hint the number of points awarded upon matching the current target will be reduced.
Skip the current target Click the new target button to obtain a new target without matching the current one. You might choose to do this if the current target is too easy or too hard.
Review drawing steps Click the review button to see a thumbnail recap of the drawing progression. Hover over a thumbnail to see a full size view corresponding to a step.
Set the shape color Click the settings button and select the "Set Shape Color" option from the menu that appears. If you select the same color for the shape and background, the shape (but not the target) will be invisible, making your task more difficult. The target value will be doubled to reflect the added challenge.
Set the background color Click the settings button and select the "Set Background Color" option from the menu that appears.
Turn off auto difficulty increase Click the settings button and select the "Suggest Difficulty Increases" option from the menu that appears.
Turn off animation Click the settings button and select the "Animate Manipulations" option from the menu that appears.
Turn off sound Click the settings button and select the "Sound" option from the menu that appears.
Reset the total score Click the settings button and select the "Reset Score" option from the menu that appears.
Create and color patterns You can't actually do this will Shape Safari but you can with the free Windows-based program Shapari from which it is derived.