Beyond the standard game, The aMAZEing Labyrinth also includes a puzzle mode and wizard duels (consisting of time, online and local). The puzzles are objective-based where players are tasked with using the least amount of moves to reach the goal. Initially, puzzles can be completed in one move, with latter levels becoming exponentially more difficult.
The other major mode are the "Duels." The time duels are the solo experience, with players pushing around a classic slide puzzle layout to make paths to treasures. The online and local duels are the same concept as the time version, have the same gameplay, but you're competing against another person instead of the ever-ticking clock. The local version also has the potential of turning into a horrifically nerdy version of beer pong.
The inclusion of AI is what makes The aMAZEing Labyrinth
a true video game adaptation
of the best-selling board game and its spin-offs. Without the competition of the computer, the app would have merely been a miniaturized version of the game with some online functionality. Playing the main game on such a small screen may not be ideal for the visually impaired, but for times when it isn't appropriate or effective to lay out the full board game, the app makes a functional replacement.
The aMAZEing Labyrinth is available for $3.99 on the iTunes App Store. We're always looking for new distractions. Want to submit your game for Portabliss consideration? You can reach us at portabliss aat joystiq dawt com.