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Pushover (DOS)

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Written by  :  tbuteler (3026)
Written on  :  Sep 18, 2003
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Clever puzzle-solving game...

The Good

The game is clever. The concept of setting dominos to fall down in a sequence is simple and fun, and this games takes it to another level. The different kind of domino pieces (bridger, exploder, splitter, tumbler) makes for an infinite amount of puzzles, from utterly simple to quite challenging. The ant must single-handedly move the pieces, so you also have to account for it's moving limitations, meaning some pieces cannot be moved, and you must calculate the exit route. Also, the game makes use of cartoon-like humor from the main character, the little ant. Take too long to move and it'll yawn. Walk next to the "exploder" domino and it will cover it's ears. Walk over the ledge with a piece in hands and you'll suddenly realize you've "ran out floor"...

The Bad

The infinite amount of puzzles isn't always a plus. The game tends to get a bit repetitive and sometimes boring, and it's very, very long. Changing backgrounds isn't enough to ease this problem. Also, it's not that well balanced, since you stumble upon some hard puzzles early on, and some ridiculously easy later.

The Bottom Line

If you're a Lemmings fan, or any puzzle game fan for that matter, be sure to give this one a try, since it's original all in it's own.