Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure Review: The game is like a virtual pop-up book as each screen is virtually exploding with beautifully hand-drawn action that you get to drive around as you race to the chequered flag hunting for hidden objects along the way.
If you can imagine a game made up of the best parts of the TV show The Amazing Race and the children’s book Where’s Waldo (or Where’s Wally depending on which continent you live on), you will be somewhere near what this game consists of.
Before you start the game you’ll need to create a profile, this is a simple enough task, just enter your name and then choose the color of your car. With multiple profiles it means that you can have multiple people play the game on a single device.
With your freshly painted car you are now ready to launch yourself into your a-MAZE-ing adventure. You start in the bottom right corner of a 4 by 4 block of maps that are all interlinked by roads, rivers, bridges and paths. Starting with the first square you’ll zoom into a more detailed level where you will be able to start driving around the map.
Each map includes 5 parts of a star and 5 mystery objects that you can find. The 5 mystery objects can simple be hunted down using your eyesight and tap upon when you see them. Be warned though the pictures of the 5 objects are always the same as what you are looking for so you need to be creative in your solutions.
To collect the 5 pieces of the stars however you need to drive to them and with the numerous one way systems, road words, broken bridges and other such obstacles it’s not always that easy. This is where the maze element of the game comes in and you’ll even find yourself having to drive off the edge of one screen, on to another only to come back onto the previous screen in a different place that wasn’t previously accesible.
Each of the 16 maps are beautifully drawn and full of detail, some of which is animated. It would have been nice for there to have been more sound effects to go along with all the animated actions but other than that the game is great fun to play for adults and children alike.
It won’t take you too long to complete all of the 16 sections but it will take a little longer if you insist on searching for all the objects on your journey.
Hopefully Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventures will include additional maps via future updates as I would love to go on another vacation with Roxie.
- Beautifully hand-drawn graphics
- Detailed maps
- Cute animations
- More maps required