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EVAC HD [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (80%)

30 Sep

Evac HD is a Pac Man style game released by Hexage.

“The only way out is the way through! Run for your life through colorful neon mazes, chased by countless and ever-vigilant security forces. Be creative – play stealthily to avoid encounters, prepare traps for your enemies or just rush as fast as you can right in front of their eyes.”

Evac HD looks and feels very much like Pac-Man especially for the first two levels, but then you find out there is a lot more to the game. Traps, Puzzles and Power Ups all add up to a unique gameplay experience.

The idea of the game is to collect all the coloured dots on a level to open the exit, avoiding the red blocks on the way, who act very much like the ghosts from Pac-Man, but a little less active unless an alarm is sounded or they see you pass by.

There are hiding places and power ups along the way to help you avoid the enemy. If you get hit once by a block it weakens you, but you do not lose a life until touched again.

To game offers 32 levels in all, to unlock and play. You must complete the previous level to move onto the next.

Gameplay wise, you move around the mazes. Solving puzzles, avoiding the red blocks and collecting power ups. The game has a good mix of action and puzzle.

The game is controlled by a virtual joystick area. You can move it anywhere on the screen and 

The graphics and sound are both retro style, so nothing outstanding, but functional. Some nice lighting effects.

On the upside:

  • Fast and Fun action.
  • Interesting power ups.
  • Several Puzzle elements to the game as well.

On the downside:

  • Controls let the game down a little.
  • I would like a “Rewind” function (like Beyond Ynth) as you could be 2 minutes into playing a level, and move a yellow block into a corner (due to the controls) and then have to restart the level again.

Overall, this is a great mix of Pac-Man and puzzle game. I enjoyed playing it a lot, but for more the controls where the most annoying part. I moved them and calibrated them, but still ended up accidently pushing a block to far to getting caught in a trap.

Rating: 80%

Size: 28.3 MB

Price (at time of review): £1.59

Link: Evac HD – Hexage

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Posted by on September 30, 2011 in Game - Arcade, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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