July 9th, 2012 | By Jamell Brown
Before the days of mobile gaming, the only types of games people played while out and about typically came on the backs of newspapers. The crossword and difference finder games were cornerstones of this ancient experience, but none appealed to me more than the classic maze puzzle. From cereal boxes to the screen of your favourite device, maze games are always a pleasure, at least in my opinion, and the one man development team of Sergey Mohov has crafted a relaxing maze experience which you can now enjoy on the screen of your favourite iOS device.
Dedale is that game, and it features a pretty little butterfly which players must guide through various levels of increasing difficulty. A bit different than the classic maze games, mazes in Dedale must be completed by guiding your butterfly over each of the tiles in said game without backtracking or moving diagonally. While the game is challenging, it’s certainly not out to give anyone an aneurysm, if the going gets too tough, a hint button is there to point players in the right direction. Players may examine each maze before beginning and choose any square they wish in which to begin, which makes the game harder than one may think. There is no time limit in Dedale, no lives, no penalties at all really, just the simple joy of navigating the game’s one hundred different mazes. Need a break from the straightforward, level-by-level experience? The “Maze-O-Matic” mode will set the player up with a random maze and leave them to the task of solving it; great for getting a quick game in while waiting in queues.
With little touches like the piano notes which play each time players cross a square, Dedale should have no problem winnign over the hearts and minds of even the most stubborn iOS gamers. For $0.99 on the App Store, the game is as easy on your wallet as it is on your nerves, so give it a try if you’re looking for a way to take your mind off of things.
For more information on this and other projects, head over to Sergey Mohov’s official website. Also, keep an eye out here at IGM Mobile for a review of the game in the coming days!