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Quantum Conundrum

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Quantum Conundrum is a first-person puzzle platformer. The protagonist is a twelve-year-old boy whose mother regularly sends him to the mansion of her brother Professor Fitz Quadwrangle, because she suspects the genius is lonely. During one of his visits the professor's experiments go wrong and he becomes trapped in a pocket dimension. It is up to the boy to resolve the problem, while Quadwrangle is only able to observe and communicate to provide instructions. The boy travels through the different parts of the mansion and because of his age the perspective is low to the ground, rendering the objects and the rooms much larger.

The boy is initially only able to walk around, jump, and pick up, drag and throw items. After a while he gets access to the Interdimensional Shift Device (IDS) that allows him to switch between dimensions. In the Fluffy dimension everything becomes lighter and easier to pick up. Heavy is the opposite, the weight can cause objects to break and they can obstruct lasers. Slow makes time ten times slower than usual and Reverse Gravity reverses the gravity in the environment. The boy's movement is unaffected, regardless of the chosen dimension. Some rooms have a dimension triggered automatically, while in others capsules need to be gathered first to be able to shift between dimensions. In later parts a quick shift between dimensions is required to solve puzzles. For instance, an object can be picked up and thrown in the Fluffy dimension, and while it is still in the air a switch to Heavy can cause it to break through a surface. Using Slow in that situation allows the boy to throw an object and then jump on top to ride along. Many puzzles also focus on precise platform jumping.


Quantum Conundrum Windows Title screen
Quantum Conundrum Windows These birds cause a switch in dimensions at regular intervals.
Quantum Conundrum Windows The regular dimension turns in to the Fluffy one.
Quantum Conundrum Windows Blue lasers often trigger doors and platforms.

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Destructoid Windows Jun 21, 2012 10 out of 10 100
4Players.de Xbox 360 Jun 21, 2012 88 out of 100 88
3D Juegos PlayStation 3 Jul 13, 2012 8.6 out of 10 86
TrueAchievements Xbox 360 Jul 25, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Xbox 360 Jun 26, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun 21, 2012 80 out of 100 80
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 11, 2012 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Jul 18, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 3 Jul 14, 2013 7 out of 10 70
Splitkick Windows Jun 21, 2012 6 out of 10 60


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