Entombed [rating: 4.5/5]
Fun Guy Media haven’t been the most prolific of game developers for the App Store but perhaps it’s third time lucky with their latest title Entombed for iPhone which puts you in the role of Blake, the son of an archaeologist who’s plundering of Egyptian artifacts has left his family cursed. The only way to reverse the curse is for Blake to return all of the artifacts to their rightful place.
The game is a top-down 3D style puzzler which has a nice authentic look about it and you will need to move through all the tombs to return the artifacts. As you move through the tombs you will need to solve a variety of puzzles as well as collecting a number of scarabs on each level to earn maximum points.
You do all of this against the clock too which counts you down at the beginning of each level. While you can complete each level in any amount of time if you fail to complete it before the clock counts down to 0 then you will become entombed and will have to complete the level again, this time quicker!
The game has a nice atmospheric score which is very effective in keeping with the overall style of the game and it keeps things moving along quite nicely. The game has elements of the original Tomb Raider and Prince of Persia and some of the levels and the puzzles within have a good level of depth to them.
While playing the game you can zoom in and out to get a better view of the levels by using the standard pinch technique and this certainly helps with some of the puzzles.
The controls are very simple, all you have to do is touch the screen where you want Blake to walk to and he will follow your command although after a while I found it easy to keep my finger on the screen and Blake will follow. All of the interactions with the environment are simple too although the blocks that have to be smashed take a little to many repeated taps to break open in my opinion.
Overall Entombed is a great puzzler game and one that has been beautifully put together and at only $1.99 is worth every penny even if more levels would be nice.
- Great variety of puzzles
- Simple controls
- Ancient Egyptian elegance
- More levels please
Price: $1.99 (App Store)
Released:Jul 30, 2010
Size: 24.4 MB
Seller:Fun Guy Media Pty Ltd
© 2010 Fun Guy Media Pty Ltd
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.