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New game release: ‘Maze Machina’ skips over flip-tiled mouse trap

/ 06:25 PM January 19, 2020
Maze Machina

“Maze Machina” pits laboratory mouse against genius inventor. Image: courtesy of Tinytouchtales via AFP Relaxnews

For a brave, blue-cloaked, heroic mouse, there’s one way out of this 4×4 mechanical labyrinth: getting the best of a cog-powered army with a dose of smart thinking and some nimble feet.

Skeletal, metallic, genius inventor Automatron has been painstakingly building a collection of tiny cog-powered robots.

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Unfortunately, you’re the captive mouse tasked with testing them out.

Penned within a glass-topped display case, 16 tiles lie beneath your nimble feet, each bearing a symbol that can enhance your movements in some way.

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Each tiled layout contains the secrets necessary to defeating or, more likely, outwitting Automatron’s cog-powered army of sword-swinging, bow and arrow-wielding and mirror-waving creations.

Each five-to-ten-minute game session is designed to deliver a quick burst of intense play, says the three-person team behind “Maze Machina”, with simple swipe-based interactions laid over endless combinations of attack, defense and utility moves.

Its designer previously worked with the same collaborators on the top-rated “Card Crawl” and “Card Thief”, hence visual similarities, then brought a tactical approach to grid-based action in “Enyo” before taking the concept in a different direction through turn-based “Maze Machina”.

“Maze Machina” is available for iOS and Android. IB/JB

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TOPICS: Android, Apple iOS, Maze Machina, mouse, new game, puzzles, Robots
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