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Midlet Review 8/10
A unique game that should keep you entertained for hours ...
When I first saw the graphics used on this game, I thought that it was taking a step backwards in J2ME games. However, I guess I really shouldn't have judged a book by it's cover. As weird as the game might look to you at first, it's actually quite fun to play albeit a little frustrating at times.
The first thing you'll notice when you purchase the game is the fact that it has 100 levels and is only 32kb is size. This offers a lot of playing time as the game isn't as easy as it appears to be. The main idea is to run around a maze and come out the exit first. You have to outrun 2 other computer bots and if either 1 beats you, you have to repeat the entire level. It doesn't sound all that great but once you reach higher levels, the mazes get more complicated and you'll have to do a lot more analytical thinking. I've played for almost 3 hours now but have only reached about level 13. You can preview what level 100 looks like and let me tell you - it isn't pretty! You'd have an easier chance getting out of Alcatraz! But the best part about having 100 levels is that everytime you play, the levels are randomly generated, even if you've played that level before. Really adds to the amount of replayability!
The downside is, if you are running a 7210 like me, then you have to run the game at lower quality graphics. Otherwise you'll lag all the way. Also, sometimes I find that your opponents can really be either very fast, or just plain stupid. They can beat you to the finish line hands down but when you retry the level, they get stuck and you can run to the finish line without problems.
The games saves your position after you complete every level first. It also has an inbuilt benchmarking program to tell you how many fps you could possibly get.
If you are looking for a small game with A LOT of replayability, then I would highly suggest this game. However, if you get dizzy running around mazes, this might not be for you. Other than that, it's a great game overall!
Kindly reproduced courtesy of Midlet Review.
"It uses a raycasting engine like Wolfenstein 3D, but it's a puzzle maze game rather than a bloodfest."
Computer Shopper Magazine, May 2003, UK.
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