Recommended games in Maze
Slash Hero is a genre mash-up with candy, monsters, and costumes. Oh my.
Slashy Hero is a little bit maze game. A little but dungeon crawler. A little bit path drawing, hack and slash, costume collecting, and well, a whole lot more. The goal of the game is to traverse the rooms avoiding the bad guys and collecting the candy. Each room has an objective that must be completed before the exit opens. Along the way there will be big old bosses, the previously mentioned mazes and bad guys, and lots of candy to collect. While it’s a halloween themed game, it’s fun to play just about anytime.
Posted November 3, 2015 by Jeff Scott
If feel-good movies have taught us anything, it’s that even the seemingly most insignificant individual can be a hero. In that vein, the shadowy, wide-eyed protagonist of Badland for iOS is a hero twice over. Not only does the little guy undertake a quest to save his world, but he also brings new life to side scrollers and endless runners, two genres oh-so in need of some fresh air.
Badland puts you in the fur of a nameless bat-hedgehog hybrid who wakes up one day to find his forest home in peril. Pipes, sinister constructs, and deadly traps have somehow intermingled with the vegetation. You need to get to the bottom of the weird invasion.
Badland mixes side-scrolling action with some endless runner elements. Levels automatically scroll from left to right, and there are plenty of obstacles to impede your progress. If you get pushed off the screen, you presumably go squish.
Posted April 5, 2013 by Nadia Oxford
Edge Extended Review
You must maneuver your cube buddy through several three-dimensional mazes to reach the end as quickly as possible. Along the way, you boost your ranking by picking up shiny prisms, and by avoiding dropping off the edge of the maze into the black void.
Each maze is cleverly built, and you can count on levels offering a different kind of challenge from one to the other. Some will take you seconds to clear; others, a good few minutes. Cube can climb walls that are as high as him (unless he gets shrunk down, after which he can merrily bolt up any wall), but he’ll have to get smart about scaling tall cliffs. Problem solving can involve triggering switches to activate moving walls, or falling into “canons” that will shoot you upwards. In an interesting twist, a nefarious “Dark Cube” prowls select levels and makes trouble by triggering traps– but he can also trigger changes that will help you navigate the level’s environment, so you have to keep an eye on him.
The visuals in Edge Extended are simple, but frequently light up with impressive special effects. There is a small problem with dark environments being difficult to see when you’re playing in bright sunlight, and pale-surfaced levels can make it difficult to tell where you’re going. Luckily, each level is equipped with an easy-to-read map, so you won’t be inconvenienced once you learn how to use it.
Posted September 6, 2011 by Nadia Oxford