Reverse Maze In Review – weiveR nI ezaM esreveR
Original Review: Reverse Maze In Review – weiveR nI ezaM esreveR
It’s been a little while since I’ve played a good maze game. They are one of those things that no matter what you do, or how you package it, the main goal is always quite simply to get from A to B. It’s unique in that the more simple it is, the more enjoyable it is. You don’t need a million dollar budget to make a maze game. You just need creativity. The folks at Ironshod Limited seem to have that coming out the ***. I recently was able to get my hands on their second appstore release Reverse Maze, read on to see if I found my way or got lost in the maze.
As I mentioned before, simple is better with maze games. Knowing that, Ironshod went with a very simple, but elegant looking design that is very appealing. Your mazes are drawn out in a blue neon color, while your game piece (what you are moving through the maze) is a neon pink. There are other small bits and pieces added as well with complementing colors. It all just flows very nicely.
Controls are what set this maze apart from many. As you might have guess based on the title. The whole point of the game is to make it through a maze, in reverse! The way they achieved this is, your piece begins at the start of the maze and you place your finger on a marker on screen. From there you move backwards and/or opposite the direction you intend to go, which will propel your game piece in the proper direction towards the finish. Be careful though, if you touch a side, you restart. If you lift your finger, restart. Lots of frustrating ways to make mistakes and have to start over (but frustrating in a good way).
I was surprised and excited to see that there are 48 different levels for you to experience within the game. Each one with different tricks or obstacles to drive you mad. As if it wasn’t hard enough to get used to moving backwards, how about having your controls reversed, then re-reversed, then flipped upside down? You could go absolutely mental playing this game. Best part is, you’ll be enjoying it, the whole time :)
If you ever need help at any time, there is a great how-to available from the main menu. If you wanted to take a break from playing, be sure to check out your personal stats, as well as how you compare to the rest of the world. As if the game wasn’t frustrating enough, seeing someone from the other side of the word that just beat the score you were working on all last night will probably drive you over the edge ;)
Overall I have to say that Reverse Maze is just excellent. It is one of the best examples of how keeping things simple can yield some of the best, most desirable results. With excellent graphics and mind numbing game play, I recommend this to anybody who is a fan of mazes, puzzles or just generally challenging games. frustration aside, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
iTunes: Reverse Maze