Mad Cows’ Maze
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Since childhood, I cannot count the number of hours I’ve spent with a pencil in hand, tracing my way through the book variety of the game. Thankfully, I don’t have to rip pages in frustration anymore.
Mad Cows’ Maze is an excellent fresh wave of fun and invigorating maze racing for the iPad.
It is enjoyable to play, perfectly designed for the iPad, and offers more replay value than almost any other game available for iOS. And if that’s got your interest piqued, head on down below the break for our full breakdown of the app.
Concept and Gameplay
As stated, Mad Cows’ Maze is all about mazes. It wants to give you maze after maze, and it wants you to run through them like the crazy arcade fanatic you are.
In fact, it makes sure you have plenty of opportunity, offering randomly generated mazes combined with enemies, power-ups and additional challenges.
Players will direct their protagonist by moving around the maze. In doing so, they’ll attempt to navigate the infuriatingly complicated setups in an attempt to reach the end goal — likely shoving themselves into corners along the way.
As mentioned, you’ll have to dodge opponents as you see them, but it goes beyond a Pac Man-style affair. Enemies will charge when they see you, creating even more panic and anxiety in the player.
It’s great fun, and we promise that any serious fan of mazes or even iPad puzzling will be pleased.
There’s a lot of effort spent here to keep the gameplay fresh, and it decidedly shows. Every second of our time with Mad Cows’ Maze was spent frantically moving about, our heart racing. And we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Graphics and Layout
Now, before we dig too much into the looks of Mad Cows’ Maze, it’s worth noting that the game does not bill itself as a full-3D, completely interactive paramount of the iPad’s graphics potential. And it shows: Mad Cows’ Maze has a decidedly retro look to it.
Now that we’ve said that, we also want to add that we genuinely don’t mind. The simplicity removes a lot of the clutter, and we have yet to experience any eye-strain because of the graphics.
It sets its own tone, but at the end of the day Mad Cows’ Maze is a solidly designed, easy-to-navigate maze game.
We don’t know about you, but we’re willing to give up some cell-shading in favor of the incredible, randomly generated action that’s held here.
Lastly, Mad Cows’ Maze is definitely boosted by the fact that it is completely free in the App Store.
There’s no downside to trying it, and if you’re a fan of the genre, we can all but guarantee you’ll enjoy what you find.
The game is endlessly exciting (quite literally) and offers more return value than just about any other app on the market.
All in all, Mad Cows’ Maze gets a solid 4.5 out of 5 from us, and a solid gauntlet toss to those that think they’re up for the challenge.
Mad Cows’ Maze requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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