Flux works very logically, it is necessary to have a full understanding
of the flow of the game before it can be mastered.
Classic Mode you are trying to get the highest score
possible for a given set of level options.
Challenge Mode you are trying to work your way through
as many levels as possible. You may only advance to the next
level after defeating the current one.
Regardless of which mode you are
playing, you will be destroying pieces. The dominant rule
is that you may destroy any piece that has one or more neighbors
of the same variety.
The only exception to the above
rule is the case of bombs. A bomb will
destroy two pieces in each direction, but not across spaces.
If one bomb selects another bomb then that bomb will also destroy
two pieces in each direction.
When you have found a set of pieces
that you wish to destroy, click on any piece in that set.
The pieces become highlighted so that you may examine the extent
of your chain. Information will appear in the bottom-left
of your screen telling you how many pieces you are set to destroy
and, if you are playing Classic Mode, how many
points you will receive.
Use the given information to decide
if you are sure that you wish to destroy the chain of pieces.
If you decide that you wish to continue with their destruction,
simply click on any highlighted portion of the screen and the
entire chain will be destroyed. If you do not wish to
continue with the destruction, simply click elsewhere in the
Once you have destroyed two or
more pieces, the pieces surrounding them move in to fill their
place if possible. It is important to understand how they
will move in order to develop a strategy for a given level.
Pieces cannot float in the air
- they must have either another piece below them or be supported
by the bottom border of the puzzle area. Therefore any
pieces left without support after the destruction of a chain
will fall until one of the above conditions is met.
Another rule is that there can
not be any blank columns between two pieces. Therefore,
if by destroying the chain you leave an entire column empty,
all the pieces to the right of that column will slide left one
In Classic Mode,
the game is over when you cannot make any further moves.
This can happen either because no piece has a like neighbor
or because you have cleared the level. When either of
these conditions arise you will be taken to the high score screen
where you can see how you stacked up against the competition.
In Challenge Mode
you must clear the current level in order to move on to the
next. If you do not clear the level, it will reset and
you may try again. If you successfully clear the level
you will be taken to the next puzzle.
If you fear you have made a mistake
and do not wish further embarrassment, you may click on the
Reset button in the bottom-right of your screen.
In Classic Mode this will generate a completely
new puzzle, whereas in Challenge Mode it will
reset the level you are currently playing.
At any point during the game you
may click the Exit button in the bottom-right
of your screen. If you are playing Classic Mode
you will be taken back to the Classic Options
screen. If you are playing Challenge Mode
your current level status will be saved and you will return
to the Challenge Options screen.