Crystal Cave Classic Hands-On Preview

Remember that classic scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where Indy has to take a “leap of faith” to cross an apparently-invisible chasm? Well, you’ll do that a lot in Crystal Cave Classic, because your Indiana Jane character can apparently hover in midair, while boulders and other objects actually obey the law of gravity.

Once you get past this twisty-physics quirk, you’ll discover a lot of interesting puzzles in Crystal Cave Classic. Like in Boulder Dash (and its much-improved remake), you can move freely in all directions, but boulders only move downward and side to side. A score of special blocks like breakable walls, glass tiles, and vats of acid must be used in just the right combination to collect every gem and beat the level.

There are well over a hundred different levels in Crystal Cave Classic, just like a similar-looking game from Rake in Grass, Archibald’s Adventures. They start off easy, but very quickly become extremely complicated. If you learn all the subtle nuances, like the way boulders will roll off of each other when they fall, it’ll help you proceed. However, you can still take the levels in any order you wish.

We can tell from our nearly-complete version that this is a game puzzle-minded players will really get a kick out of. For more info about this game’s downloadable computer version, check out the official website, and we’ll have a review when the game hits the iPhone within the next month.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>