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Gears Maze

Gears Maze
Gears Maze on Google play

Phone

7 inch tablet

10 inch tablet

Gears Maze on a phone
Single player game.
Gears Maze on a 7 inch tablet
Single player game.
Gears Maze on a 10 inch tablet
Single player game.
Gears Maze on a 10 inch tablet
Two players game.

Description

Escape from gears maze...

  • This is a free puzzle game in which you must collect enough sparkling orange bubble to allow your spinning top to take off.
  • Go through all the 20 difficulty levels of this game.
  • Challenge your friends in a fingers duel playing simultaneously on one device (a large screen is recommended for the 2 players mode).

This game does not require any special permission and does not broadcast any ad.

How to play

Game items

Yellow spinning top
Your spinning top.
Purple spinning top
Second player spinning top.
Yellow vortex
Yellow vortex, increase your rotation speed.
Purple vortex
Purple vortex, increase second player rotation speed.
Sparkling orange bubble
Sparkling orange bubble, collect them.
Energy
Energy, allow to operate gears.
Shadow
Shadow, avoid them !
Green gear
Inactive gear.
Rotating blue gear
Rotating gear.
Translating red gear
Translating gear.

Move your spinning top

Your spinning top can only move in light grey space and can't get outside of the maze border.
When there is a grey path between two gears, you can move from one to the other.
But, if there is a color "wall" you will have to find another way or to modify the maze.
It is not possible either to move in or out of an active gear.

Possible moves
Possible spinning top moves.

Modify the maze

In many case you will have to modify the maze shape to collect the bonuses.
There is two way for achieving that:

  • Rotate a group of gears of the same color in contact.
  • Translate a line of gears.

The control of gears operations is a complex issue in this game.
Several methods can be used, they all have their advantages and drawbacks.
The Gears control method menu allow you to select your favorite method to control these operations:

  1. Turn and 2 items slide:
    Rotations are done by selecting a gear and turning around it.
    Translations are done by selecting two gears in contact and sliding them.
    Rotate gears
    Rotate gears using turn.
    translate gears
    Translate gears using two items.
  2. Turn and slide:
    Rotations are done by selecting a gear and turning around it.
    Translations are done by selecting one gear and sliding it horizontally or vertically.
    Rotate gears
    Rotate gears using turn.
    Translate gears
    Translate gears using one item.
  3. Pull and slide:
    Rotations are done by selecting a gear and moving away from it diagonally.
    Translations are done by selecting one gear and sliding it horizontally or vertically.
    Rotate gears
    Rotate gears using pull.
    Translate gears
    Translate gears using one item.

Neutral area

When touching a gear there is a neutral area around its center where this gear is considered inactive.
For control method 1 and 2, this area can be set to a low value without impacting the selection of operation type.
For control method 3, it is better to have a high enough value in order to be able to select the operation type (based on move angle).
This area is also used to cancel the current operation, so when set low it may be difficult to find it.
Its value can be selected in the Neutral area menu.

Size

The number of rows and columns of gears is defined by the Size menu.
Its initial value depends on the screen size to have a reasonable gear size, but you can try any value if you which.

Difficulty level

It is defined by the Difficulty menu by selecting a value between 1 and 20.
To limit the height of this menu, only some levels are displayed.
Some are always displayed (1, 5, 10, 15 and 20), for the others it depends on the selected level.
If the level you want to select is not displayed, select the closest lower level and your level should appear next time in the menu.

Hints

The main objective of this game is to collect enough sparkling orange bubbles to fill-up the spinning top tank and escape the maze.
Depending on the difficulty level there are additional objectives to achieve:

  • You must keep your spinning top in rotation, check your speed gauge (yellow or purple) and collect vortex to refill it.
  • Collect blue stars to have enough energy to modify the maze by operating gears, check the blue gauge.
  • Avoid dark shadows they will draw your resources if they touch your spinning top.

In high difficulty levels, try to balance spinning top displacements and maze modifications to collect items.
Don't wait that your speed or your energy reach a very low level before refilling them !

To improve your score, you should try to fill your spinning top tank faster and try to keep your speed and energy levels as high as possible.

The game allows multiple operations to be performed at the same time (the limit is fixed by the number of touch points handled by your device).
But some operations can be blocked because of conflicts with another ongoing operation (e.g. an horizontal and a vertical translation).

Good luck !