Stone Age
for PC

Company: Eclipse Productions
Year: 1992
Genre: Puzzle
Theme: Abstract
Language: English
Licence: Shareware
Views: 5688
Review by casmith (2018-04-20)

Stone Age is a fun and challenging puzzle game. You are in control of a dinosaur and you have to make him reach the exit of each cave. Sounds so simple? Far from it. The dinosaur can only walk on certain blocks on the level. Some are just ordinary blocks, some are only movable in the direction the arrow points, some crumble after you walk on them, and some have coloured keys which are needed to get you past locks of the same colour.

The game has two difficulty modes, the only difference being is that in Light mode you have a lot more time to complete levels. The faster you finish the levels, the more score you get. Every time you run out of time, the level restarts and you lose one of your candles. When you run out of all candles you lose the game. After each level you will get a code to be able to return to that level after quitting the game.

You use the arrow keys to move your dinosaur and arrowed blocks. These can also be moved by "remote control" by pressing Space and selecting the respective block. If you ever get stuck on a level and you don't want to wait for the time to end, you can just restart the level with the Q key. If you just want to quit the game, just use the Esc Key.

The graphics are simple and cartoony, and the variety of scenarios have made the levels more interesting. There's no sound, but there is a big selection of music. An interesting feature is the Jukebox, which allows you to customize the played tracks much like a playlist editor.

In conclusion, this is an incredibly entertaining and challenging puzzle game for it's time, but be warned that it will quickly grow in difficulty. Either way it's a great little game for it's time will run on Dosbox no problems.

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