Day 341: Maze Game

Posted: 2011/10/18 in Indie Games

I’m purchasing an Xbox Live Indie Game (XBLIG) every day, seeking out the quality titles that got lost in the shuffle and are not well represented in the top 50 lists on the Xbox Dashboard. Today is day #341, and today’s game is “Maze Game”.

Not all games have to be shooters or huge sprawling RPGs. Sometimes, and some ages, a simpler game is called for. In the same way there are adults who do Sudoku or Crosswords, so too are there adults who do mazes and they may find something laid back and enjoyable here (and, surprisingly, an RPG-ish leveling and upgrade system for your ball). Children will likely enjoy it as well, perhaps focusing on the ability to spend coins on colour changes for your ball.

First, from the developer (Willow Games):

“Make your way through 20 mazes to rescue the princess from the evil brontosaurus. Collect coins along the way to purchase power-ups and suits.”

The need to collect coins helps the game, turning it from a simple “find the exit” game into one that has a greater emphasis on exploration. The timeless nature of mazes means this is a game that parents can play with their kids too, without the kids getting too frustrated or the parents too bored. Maze fans of all ages will get their 80 Microsoft Points out of Maze Game.

  1. David Loves Sandy says:

    A very solid title and worth more than the 80 pts you’ll spend on it. Add in the value of being a great game for kids and this makes it priceless. I agree it’s fun for adults too as I have found myself enjoying the game quite a lot too. Thanks again for another great review. I had forgot about this one when I demo’d it a while back and it would have been lost in the sea of indie games was it not for you.

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