For this Hybrid Star Battle Series I will be sharing a new puzzle each week combining Star Battle with another puzzle genre. This week's genre is Paintarea.
With many of these genres, there are rules that I choose not to use in my hybrid - in this case, Paintarea allows clues which give the number of bordering shaded cells, but I preferred not to in this puzzle. When that happens, I leave the unnecessary rules off, and still say "standard rules apply", even though it's a subset. What do you think, should I keep the unnecessary rules for completeness, or leave them off for simplicity?
Standard Paintarea rules apply, and standard Star Battle (Small Regions) rules apply to the unshaded regions.
8x8 2-star Example (Penpa+ link):
Lösungscode: Along row 8, then column 8: if the cell is a star, give *. Otherwise give S for shaded or U for unshaded. In the above 2-star example, the solution code is USUU*S*U U*U*SSSU.
am 9. Mai 2023, 23:54 Uhr von szabog
Very good ruleset, the two rules beautifully work together. One vote for the simplest rule explanation. (For example, it was my first paintarea puzzle - any extra, not applied rules are just confusing). Also, you are a legend, you make your own rules :)