16 January 2008
Marble Maze for Nokia 5800 XM
Explore A New Way To Play Classic Marble Game
Marble Maze is one of my favorite accelerometer based games and I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that game is now optimized to utilizes the orientation sensor built inside the Nokia 5800 and now supports the new, 5th edition sensor framework.
Even better, thanks to Nokia India, the game is free for the 5th edition users, while the 3rd ed version is available as trial only! The only problem is that game only works with Indian product codes it seems but to be honest I'm not sure either, will try to find something more about and keep you informed of course!
Marble Maze is a game in which you need to control a ball in a labyrinth by tilting the device in your hands and lead the ball into a goal.
Game is actually based on the classic game that many of us have played when we were little children where tiny ball have to make its way around the obstacles, through the wooden maze, without losing it down a hole.
The point of the game is to navigate your ball through various obstacles and reaching the goal. What separates this game from similar puzzle/maze games is that instead of controlling the marble by the keys you have to tilt your phone to move around and reach the destination.
Currently there are 40 different labyrinths to solve, and 3 different types of balls viz. a metal ball, a rubber ball, and a super pingpong ball. In this super addictive game you can advance from simple to the more difficult levels requiring skill, accuracy, and determination to hit the high scores. Of course each ball has different physical characteristic, different weight and difficult.
Video demo on Nokia N82
For example, Metal ball is hard, heavy and very fast which makes it easier to control, while the rubber ball is fast, bouncy and you have to be really gently and patient to take control over it. It's always fun to try to pass the same level with different marble because it adds an entire new dimension of each level.
Those three different marbles can be used on any map, so basically there are 3 different ways to play each of the 40 different labyrinths which promise lot of fun with a 120 different levels. It's mesmerizing and difficult, and you'll find yourself putting other tasks aside to see if you can beat the Labyrinth. It is really challenging fun for all ages.
The game requires skill, accuracy, and determination, and is highly addictive. The best time is recorded for each field, so you can also try to break the record once you clear a field.