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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.
New to the App Store comes Dédale, a puzzle game all about mazes.
The name stems from the French word for maze and it's that attention to detail that is evident throughout Dédale.
The aim of the game is to guide a butterfly around the maze without stepping on a space more than once. 100 handcrafted levels are included so there's a steady learning curve ensuring that things become gradually more difficult rather than overwhelmingly so. Alongside that is a calming soundtrack that enhances the tranquil feeling of the game.
It all fits the meditative focus perfectly and creates a game that lends itself to relaxing gaming sessions perfectly. There's no sign of leaderboards or stars to represent success, it's just about enjoying the experience.
While some might crave a bit more action to their puzzle games, those after a serene experience will no doubt adore Dédale.
It's out now, priced at $0.99 and is an Universal app.