Labyrinth (Axis) Review | Home Computing Weekly - Everygamegoing

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Labyrinth
By Axis
Spectrum 16K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #5

Labyrinth challenges you to find your way in three dimensions through a randomly-generated maze. Easy to play, the game tests your memory and perception of patterns to the full... all too often you find yourself trying to exit through the entrance or walking straight past the exit!

After loading, you can opt to look at the simple instructions or plunge straight into the maze. There you can go forwards or backwards, move left or right, or, if things get really tough, choose to "give up" or call on the "help" facility. The latter briefly displays a plan of the maze showing your position; otherwise you can only see the walls facing you.

You choose the size of the maze yourself, from a 4 x 4 grid to a 10 x 15 grid, and the computer then creates a random maze and shows you the plan once before you enter.

On leaving the maze you can choose to see an action replay of your progress through the labyrinth. Time taken to find your way out, and a score based on time and number of moves are shown, and the highest score is recorded.

The tape loaded perfectly every time, and the game proved both enjoyable... and extremely frustrating!

P.F.