Just A Short Review On A Random Game I Found

Review by whtever on Sunday, October 24th 2010
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Click to play Manic Miner

Manic Miner is a game created by woafer

Intro


I was looking for recent games to feature, and I thought the map of this game looked interesting from the Editor page so I decided to play.


Review


The beginning was a little...pointless, as those switches we see do absolutely nothing except attempt to add to the after-thought storyline. However, game-play wasn't terrible. The tunnels at the beginning may seem pointless, but Woafer actually did a good job of spacing his game out. Also, I liked the hidden power-up there, as those always boost the user-friendliness of games.


After that is acquired, you proceed to the actual game-play, and, while it's short, the ladders were well placed and some enemies were actually quite puzzling as to how to avoid them. Also, there were traps, but not too many.


After-thoughts


This game has achieved the balance of difficulty and simplicity that I like, which is why I featured it, though one could tell it was made by a novice. This is the first game from Woafer that is good and I expect some good games from him/her if they just makes things more complex.


Rating


I give it a 6/10, for the surprisingly good game-play from a lack of diversity among objects and enemies, and some unneeded parts.