Luxor Review

   While browsing the macgames list, I was curious to stumble upon a demo that only held the name Luxor. The only subject matter that comes to mind with that name is Egypt or the casino in Las Vegas. As curiosity got the best of me, I downloaded the game and was quickly shipped off [...]


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While browsing the macgames list, I was curious to stumble upon a demo that only held the name Luxor. The only subject matter that comes to mind with that name is Egypt or the casino in Las Vegas. As curiosity got the best of me, I downloaded the game and was quickly shipped off to the desert lands of North Africa.

A personal favorite I used to play in the arcades was the game Bust A Move. Nestled deep within the Metal Slug and Street Fighter combo arcade machine, Bust A Move was a simple yet intense puzzle game that required speed and accuracy to bunch colored orbs together to make threes or more. All the while trying to beat the clock, you and the little dinosaur figure were on an addictive mission to pop all the bubbles and bust some sort of a move.

The first few moments of Luxor are finely touched with the Egyptian theme and music as even your username is translated into hieroglyphics. The game play itself gives sentimental feelings to Bust a Move, as hinted before. The object of this game is similar in the bunching of three colors but instead of a wall of color orbs falling down, the orbs move in a snaking motion towards your end pyramid like a Tower Defense game. The power-ups in chaining together many orbs make for an exciting adventure in the ancient past.

Shooting the orbs is the addictive part as hand eye coordination and matching skills becoming a must. As each level progressively becomes a different track for the snake to travel, more snakes of orbs are added to the mix to cause mayhem and confusion on your Egyptian vista. The overall gameplay is honestly good even if you have not played games of the similar genre. This game deserves a 4 out of 5 stars and I promise will be played in my next dull science class to liven things up.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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