Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD, developed by Marek Orzechowski, is a brand-new puzzle game that breaks the tilt-to-play mold. Featuring unique gameplay and boasting a wide variety of game modes, this is one you don’t want to miss.
Concept and Gameplay:
I remember the first time I played an accelerometer-controlled game on my iPhone. The excitement rivaled that of my first Wii experience. There’s something truly amazing about a piece of technology that allows you to play games by moving it, which is why I secretly geek out over games like Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD. This time it’s no secret, though!
Marble labyrinth games aren’t a new development in the iDevice gaming world. However, many of the old classics tend to limit gameplay to a single mode, such as complicated mazes.
That’s where Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD breaks the mold. If I had to sum the game up in one sentence, I’d have to say it’s like a bunch of different games in one download. You can play various modes, from classic to electric.
The game lives up to its title, too, and sports great graphics that look wonderful once you get past the main screen and actually play.
Unlike many other labyrinth games, Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD includes tricky obstacles on the game board depending on which mode you play. Personally, my favorite is modern, where obstacles are all over the place and only a steady hand will solve the level.
One thing I do want to mention, though, is that the game tends to be a little too realistic in that the ball occasionally gets stuck in some of the obstacles. A quick level reset fixes the problem, but it’s something to be aware of nevertheless.
If there’s another area where Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD shines, it’s in the sheer number of levels in the game. I was absolutely amazed at just how many different levels there are, which definitely translates to tons of game time. Labyrinth games usually don’t take a lot of time to complete once you’re hooked on them, but you’ll be hard pressed to blast through these levels in a few hours. This is especially true if you cycle through different difficulty levels, such as playing with one hand or playing with both hands.
One-handed play means fewer obstacles on the board, while two-handed levels will have you focusing like crazy.
The only thing about Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD that I really don’t like is the main menu and level select screens. They really killed my first impression of the game, which is what I base a great deal of my reviews off of. The graphics look stretched out and unnatural, like an old game on a high resolution computer screen. I also think that the level select menu needs to be redone, so it’s a bit more organized and easier to navigate.
Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD is available from the App Store for $3.99, which is a great deal given the hours of gameplay you’ll get out of it. If you love challenging accelerometer-based puzzle games, you’ll definitely enjoy Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD!
Crazy Labyrinth 3D HD is compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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