Apps Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

Published on October 29th, 2018 | by Kirk Hiner


Bring It! Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle for Apple TV

Set aside for the moment that Halloween is a couple of days away and your streaming channels are likely full of Friday the 13th movies. This Bring It! article isn’t about timing, it’s about the fact that Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is a very enjoyable game, and there’s no reason it couldn’t be played with your Siri Remote on Apple TV.

Developed by Blue Wizard Digital LP, Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle puts players in the role of Jason Vorhees, effectively answering the question of why he always moved so slowly when coming in for the kill. Ends up Jason was just calculating a way to kill that teenager within eight moves while avoiding the water and making sure he doesn’t harm a cat.

Each level places Jason, a few hapless victims, and various obstacles/traps on a grid. Your task is to slide Jason around the grid to kill all of the victims. Order and path are key, as you’ll need to make sure you’re in a position to reach the next victim after clearing one out.

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle

The decapitated head of Jason’s mother watches the events and offers tips if you’re willing to sit through an ad. Her dialogue with Jason is often pretty funny, especially when making in-jokes about the films (she’s completely right about Jason Takes Manhattan).

Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle is exceptionally gory (the game is constantly rewarding you with new weapons, and you will use them in violent ways), but the chibi-style characters and goofy animations make it difficult to take seriously. Plus, you can select a no-gore option when first launching the game.

There are two reasons why I’d love to see Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle on Apple TV. First, because the gameplay consists solely of swiping; moving Jason around the screen would feel natural on the Siri Remote. Second, because the puzzle-solving gameplay is perfect for multiplayer suggestions. Within minutes of first downloading the game on my iPhone this weekend, my kids were huddled around me giving advice and my wife eventually downloaded it on her own phone to race me through the 100+ levels provided by the game.

We’ve reached out to Blue Wizard Digital to determine whether a tvOS release is in the works, and will update this article once we hear back. In the meantime, you can check out Friday the 13th: Killer Puzzle for iOS in the App Store. The game is free, with plenty of cosmetic in-app purchases available. You won’t need them, but buying at least one will permanently shut off ads.

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About the Author

has been writing for the Apple web since 1997, having served as editor of Applelinks and the Technology Tell Apple Channel. In addition to his work with BEST Apple TV, Kirk currently contributes to Mac Gamer HQ and Pure Nintendo. He lives with his wife and three children in small-town Ohio where the land is cheap and the air is (relatively) clean.

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