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Mindtrap (ZX Spectrum)

Mindtrap ZX Spectrum Loading screen

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Description

This abstract puzzler promises 999,999 different levels, with a game design bearing some relation to sliding-block games. You are presented with up to 24 coloured and spotted (like dice) blocks, arranged in columns of up to 4. The task is to arrange these so that they are lined up in columns matching their number.

You are in control of a crosshair, which can be moved to cover four blocks. Holding fire while pushing left or right and hovering it over a group of 4 will move the four blocks around in sequence. Things can get harder when the level arrangement results in blocks having to be moved through sections with a column of only 2, or when some parts of the arena lack cogs, meaning that you can't move on those sections. Later in the game you'll have to work on multiple floors at the same time, switching blocks between them.

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Mindtrap ZX Spectrum A couple of missing sprockets make this level tougher
Mindtrap ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Mindtrap ZX Spectrum Main menu
Mindtrap ZX Spectrum Title screen effect

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1989 83 out of 100 83

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Martin Smith (63136) added Mindtrap (ZX Spectrum) on Nov 11, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (126873) and Mobygamesisreanimated (10788)