App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Gameplay - 6/106/10
- Replay Value - 6/106/10
3D Maze / Labyrinth is a decent maze runner that, with a few changes and perhaps additions, could be much better.
In its current state, 3D Maze / Labyrinth’s graphics are not cohesive. The well done, hyper realistic cloudy skies, rain, hedges, and trees, clash with a subject that resembles a legged Pac-man with a strange pompadour, who has no textures whatsoever and is simply a collection of basic colors and shapes. There is also a surreal, circular map with the same matte colors of the character that is far too different than the more detailed earlier levels. The ads are obnoxiously placed in the major field of vision, and the game would do well to simply have just the full page ads after every maze, and not both, or exclude the ads altogether and simply add new downloadable mazes for a price for it has only a few now. As is, the full page adds pop up mid play and players often accidentally press them, which become a huge annoyance.
As for the game play: the sound quality is great, and the music is well designed for an exploration/puzzle game. The controls however feel flawed. The movement and looking around are tied into one joystick control, and this can become frustrating at times. The game might benefit from making the space between the two buttons a third button for jumping (like a space bar) and make the current jump button into a view controller. Other than this, the mazes can be challenging, and the developers did a good job of raising the difficulty each level and providing a good variety of mazes and scenery.
With leadership board and the scores recorded, there is significant increase to the replay value, but the game still only offers five of the same mazes over and over. Memorizing the turns comes naturally with practice and the even when striving to get a top score they can become tedious and boring.
Overall, this game is worth a download for maze lovers, but one has to make it through a labyrinth of various ads, and wonky controls to enjoy it.
3D Maze is a free adventure & puzzle game that brings the classic labyrinth into a whole new 3D level! Explore and find a way out of 5 amazing labyrinths. It’s a little bit scary – there are no maps! Climb to the top of tower or pyramid and look down to see the exit point. Check how fast you can reach the end. At the last labyrinth you have to run fast as hell! You have only 10 minutes before volcano blows! When you pass the finish line, run to the boat area and escape from the island!
- Enjoy excellent HD graphics
- Cool music and sounds