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Overview of Ice Breaker Puzzle Game

Jul 11, 2018

The vikings are frozen and want your help!

Ice Breaker is a very fun and interesting puzzle game produced by Nitrome. The goal of the sport would be to rerun the vikings for their boat. A few of the vikings aren’t frozen, but instead are merely stuck, and you need to simply encourage movement and obvious any obstacles within their road to the boat. However, most vikings are entombed within the ice and also you must free them in the ice wall by completely slicing the ice across its length or width (you cannot do half slices, they ought to be complete slices). They still remain frozen then separated in the ice wall, however they are able to slide towards the boat where their viking friend smashes the ice and lastly frees them. Make certain the ice chunks aren’t too big, since if they’re, the waiting viking included wont have the ability to smash it. Also, because you cannot move or control the vikings directly, insure that the road to the boat is obvious for that vikings to slip.

The sport supplies a useful small map at the very top left from the screen which means you wont go missing. Regrettably, you can’t move about the map by hitting the small map. Rather, you progress round the game world by placing the cursor close to the screen to maneuver that direction or simply by moving the arrow keys (when the arrow keys don’t respond, make certain the sport is concentrated by hitting it). There’s also status indicators at the end from the screen that demonstrate the number of ice slices you have carried out and the number of remain for that level, in addition to the number of vikings held on and the number of remain within the level. You apparently obtain a greater level score if one makes less ice slices.

The sport is fun to experience and maintains interest even just in later levels. You will find 32 challenging levels, and also to the game’s credit, it does not amp in the difficulty by only growing the quantity of vikings you have to save, or the number of ice slices that you can do in an amount. Rather, the sport gradually ramps in the puzzles difficulty and introduces different elements to help keep things interesting. For instance, in later levels the sport introduces rotating ice platforms and moving stone rocks.

Sometimes the sport could possibly get frustrating if you need to pixel search to be able to cut the ice into smaller sized manageable pieces. This is an unfortunate flashback towards the old dos adventure games, which while were fun games, contained many maddening pixel search “adventures”.

Graphics/Music

Like the majority of Nitrome games, Ice Breaker has amazing graphics and music. The sport contains really nicely attracted pixel style graphics which really boost the quality and the expertise of the sport, and also the music is mellow and relaxing and does not disturb you while you determine the puzzles.

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