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3D Monster Maze Underdogs Hot

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Written by Underdogs     March 21, 2009    
 
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Non-PC Underdogs
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IPX
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PBEM
SHS
TBHS
Tech Notes
Download includes emulator for Windows packed with game file; read README.TXT first for instructions
To put across how much this game scares me, I really should gibber uncontrollably for most of this review. If this image entices you, read on. Arguably the best game on the Sinclair ZX81 computer (the big brother of ZX Spectrum), 3D Monster Maze is pretty unique, even in its story. Have you ever wanted to go to a circus and have a clown offer a once-in-a-lifetime time-travelling experience to you? And for that experience to involve being chased around a maze by a Tyrannosaurus Rex, never able to escape?

That scenario wouldn't be fun unless it was a computer game now, would it? And thankfully 3D Monster Maze is just that, a computer game. With terrible monochrome low-res first-person graphics and no sound. Yet it's probably the scariest game you'll ever play, and fun in a slightly sweaty, heart-thumping way.

With only vague clues to guide you - things like "Rex lies in wait", "He is hunting for you", "Footsteps approaching" and "RUN! He is behind you!", the surprise when a huge mouth swoops out from the side and gobbles you is jarringly shocking. Even when he comes up from in front of you, low-res Rex is still quite scary. As he gets closer, he is recognisably large, lizardy, and toothsome. And he's gonna eat ya!, a primal fear this game exploits to the full.

With terrible graphics, no sound, and slightly unresponsive controls, 3D Monster Maze is still far more suspenseful than modern 3D shooters. With no form of defense, the Rex is unbeatable. You can only win short respite by finding the exit from the level, which is always down a cul-de-sac, and viewable from 5 spaces away. Look hard for it.

And remember, on the next level, Rex is looking harder for you.

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Well, actually play the 80 may have many defects, That one has the graph means Poor, and not only it has no sound, gameplay Inixístente this game, and Move, Type This was tested on a ZX81 emulator, and Do not like, but phase Because this game has not Like Talking, and How to End, then to Old Computer Adventurers, will be a great game, Min For this game was bad, but this was a scary start of the games, for contain the Rex's face when face to face is afraid to get chills.
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rhuanbr15 Reviewed by rhuanbr15 May 19, 2011
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3D Monster Maze

Well, actually play the 80 may have many defects, That one has the graph means Poor, and not only it has no sound, gameplay Inixístente this game, and Move, Type This was tested on a ZX81 emulator, and Do not like, but phase Because this game has not Like Talking, and How to End, then to Old Computer Adventurers, will be a great game, Min For this game was bad, but this was a scary start of the games, for contain the Rex's face when face to face is afraid to get chills.

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