Same Game

from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection


If you've been reading this message for more than a second or two, then this WebAssembly puzzle doesn't seem to be working in your web browser. Sorry!

More information

Most modern browsers should support WASM. I've had reports of success from:

If this puzzle isn't working in one of those browsers (or a later version), check to see whether you have any local configuration that might have turned off WebAssembly completely, or some kind of blocking software that might have prevented the WASM code from being downloaded in the first place.

(For example, in Firefox, it's possible to turn off WASM completely by setting javascript.options.wasm to false in the about:config interface. If you've done that, or something analogous in another browser, this puzzle won't run.)

In other browsers, the problem might be that WebAssembly isn't supported at all (for example, Internet Explorer 11), or that a browser update is needed.

If you think that your browser should support WebAssembly, but this puzzle still isn't running, then please report the problem, including as much diagnostic information as you can find.

In particular, try opening your browser's Javascript error console and then reloading this page, and tell me if it reports any error messages.

Also, if your browser has a network diagnostic tab, try the same experiment, to make sure it is successfully loading both of the auxiliary files samegame.js and samegame.wasm.


Try to empty the playing area completely, by removing connected groups of two or more squares of the same colour. Then try to score as much as possible, by removing large groups at a time instead of small ones.

Click on a coloured square to highlight the rest of its connected group. The status line will print the number of squares selected, and the score you would gain by removing them. Click again to remove the group; other squares will fall down to fill the space, and if you empty a whole column then the other columns will move up. You cannot remove a single isolated square: try to avoid dead-end positions where all remaining squares are isolated.

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(last modified on Wed Apr 28 01:47:05 2021)