Posts Tagged maze game

Emily in Darkness Review

Emily in Darkness Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Emily in Darkness looks like a dark and disturbing adventure, but some bad translation ruins a lot of the mystique.

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Super Little Caves Review

Super Little Caves Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Guiding a tiny fly through a series of surreal and complicated mazes isn't exactly easy but it sure is pretty.

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Shardlands Review

Shardlands Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Create pathways, redirect hazardous lasers, avoid hungry monsters and more in a series of alien mazes filled with all manner of puzzles.

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Imagine a twisted game show in which contestants have to navigate their way through a maze full of hazards in order to earn some potential big bucks. Possibly even their freedom. Okay, not that game. What I’m talking about is Chillingo’s Man in a Maze. It’s a bit less bleak.

For starters, the Man (pictured) is always grinning like a goof. That’s pretty much the tone to expect from Man in a Maze: goofy and lighthearted. In between levels players can potentially spin a large, Price is Right-style wheel for bonuses or even use gems nabbed within a stage to purchase upgrades. Of course the stages themselves can be a bit more punishing than the bright and colorful themes might make them appear.

In my brief time spent with the game I saw a number of variations to the maps, which required completely different strategies. At it’s core, Man in a Maze functions much like a fairly typical maze chase game. Players guide the hapless grinning fool around with a finger drag and attempt to snag gems, avoid enemies, and possibly nail them with a fancy ball or two.

All the family friendly (and universal!) game show of death shenanigans will be coming to the App Store this winter.

Find the Way Review

Find the Way Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Find the Way is a short maze game that pits players against a clock as they race to find a way out.

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Critter Escape! Review

Critter Escape! Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
It's madness, mayhem, and lots of hats in this wacky maze chase.

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Scientists seem to love locking up tiny animals and experimenting on them. At least in video game fiction. The fortunate thing about this is that it makes for plenty of opportunities to create a game based around escaping the evil scientific facility. In this particular instance it’s the driving factor behind Chillingo and Kiz Studios’ new maze chase iOS title, Critter Escape!.

As is to be expected, players will have to guide a “so ugly it’s cute” critter through level after level of increasingly perplexing mazes full of enemies, obstacles, power-ups, and challenges. Simply completing a stage should be simple enough no matter the player’s gaming prowess, but getting the coveted three star rating will require some fairly significant skills. Especially in the latter half of the game’s 120 levels. This requires not only making it to the exit, but also grabbing the crystal hidden somewhere in the maze, as well as completing a specific challenge such as finishing without being seen or under a certain time limit.

Critter Escape! isn’t just “another” maze chase game, however. While it defaults to a line-drawing control scheme (other options are available, including a virtual stick), it’s a very smart line-drawing controls scheme that automatically finds its way around obstacles. It also features a wealth of customization options that can be cosmetic (i.e. a funny hat) or both cosmetic and game-changing (i.e. a ninja suit that makes it easier to avoid guards). There’s also plenty of hidden content (bonus levels, etc) to encourage repeat play.

Keep an eye out for on-the-lamb potato monsters at the end of the summer, when Critter Escape! will be available to the masses for $0.99.


Dotard’s Escape Review

Dotard’s Escape Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Get the old guy through the maze in one piece and win a trip to another maze!

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Parking Mania HD Review

Parking Mania HD Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Enter the thrilling world of...um....parking cars?? Yeah, it's about as exciting as you'd imagine.

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