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Kickle Cubicle (NES)

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Description

Kickle Cubicle is a sliding puzzle game in the vein of Adventures of Lolo where the Wicked Wizard King covered the kingdom with ice and hid the people and palaces deep within the ice.

Armed with his freezing breath, Kickle sets out to save his friends and attempts to rescue the kingdom from this puzzling predicament of perpetual winter.

Each level has a fixed time limit and enemies that will try and block your progress. The four lands (Garden, Fruit, Cake and Toy) have 17 or 18 puzzles in each. Beat all of those and there is a Special Stage with 30 more challenging puzzles.

Your main options are to move, make a block of ice and slide a block of ice.

Objects appearing in puzzles include:
  • Rock: You cannot go over these but you can use them to stop sliding ice cubes.
  • Slippery Ice: Enemies can not go there.
  • Base Rock: These can not be destroyed and enemies generate from them.
  • Spring: Springs an ice cube across the screen.
  • Water Hole: You can't fill or walk across these holes in the ice.
  • Breaker: Shatters ice cubes that strike its corners.
  • Hammer: Changes ice cube direction and hits enemies.
  • Power Rock: Hit this and all enemies will freeze.

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Kickle Cubicle NES The first world is Garden land
Kickle Cubicle NES A talking maiz!
Kickle Cubicle NES If you set one block into motion, it will bounce indefinitely
Kickle Cubicle NES European title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "迷宮島" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Meikyūjima" -- Japanese Title

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) Dec, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Good-Evil.net Jun 02, 2008 5 out of 6 83
Jeuxvideo.com May 28, 2011 16 out of 20 80
Quebec Gamers May 29, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Mean Machines Nov, 1991 72 out of 100 72

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Eric Smith (2870) added Kickle Cubicle (NES) on Jan 20, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Laurel McFang (19)