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Maze A Thon (A Game for Kindle)

by A Gamz
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Maze A Thon is a collection of different-sized puzzles with the goal of getting a mouse to his cheese.

There are three types of mazes to choose from: Classic, Wrap Around, and Cubestastic. In Classic, you go from point A to point B on one screen in a standard maze. In Wrap Around, use the keyboard to travel from one side of the maze off the screen to the opposite side. In Cubetastic, navigate through a rotating, six-sided maze.

The levels of difficulty make Maze A Thon fun for kids and puzzle experts alike. You can play a quick, easy game, or spend hours finding your way out of intricate puzzles. And, every time you finish a maze, a new one is created from millions of possibilities, so you'll always get something different!

Simple yet addictive. Get ready to be a-mazed.

Product Details

  • Version: 1.3 (What's new in version 1.3)
  • Release Date: October 17, 2012
  • File Size: 262 kB
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: A Gamz
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • ASIN: B004FOUOK8
  • Publisher License: Read
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (132 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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138 of 141 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and challenging December 20, 2010
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Maze A Thon is a very nice and well-done Kindle game, especially for kids. The mazes are drawn on what looks a ragged-edged piece of paper (as if you tore it out of the magazine), a nice touch. The more advanced types include mazes drawn on the faces of a cube, and ones that allow you to wrap around from edge to edge on a normal flat maze. The difficulty level can be adjusted from game to game to be either harder, the same, or random, which adds some variety, and the most difficult levels are very challenging. Try a cube maze with the highest setting if you want to work really hard! You can optionally leave a "bread crumb" track if you'd like to see where you've been in the maze.

From a software point of view, it is a very clean and well-written game that makes good use of the e-ink display on the Kindle. The text and menus are easy to read and don't unnecessarily blink the display, which takes some effort to optimize.

Definitely recommended for those hours at the airport while you are waiting for your plane and can't bring yourself to start the 40th book that you've ordered on the Kindle but haven't read yet :-)
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73 of 73 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever Kindle Game December 22, 2010
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I had been looking for a Kindle game that did not feature letters or words. Don't get me wrong: I love word games and crossword puzzles. But I wanted something different that capitalized on the Kindle form factor yet understood its limitations (I did not want or expect an iPad app).

Maze A Thon is a clever, configurable game that fits the bill. It is appropriate for both children and adults.

Think the mazes are too easy? Switch to the three-dimensional cube, turn off the breadcrumbs and increase the number of maze squares. Take that!

My only gripe is that the mouse is too cute. We all know in real life mice have beady eyes, little claws and creepy long tails. (Yes, this is a joke.)
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A-MAZE-D!! December 23, 2010
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My Kindle (which I adore) just got a whole lot more fun when I downloaded Mazeathon - a simple and intuitive game that challenges your visual-spacial brain. You are a mouse trapped in a maze, trying to find the cheese. Once you succeed a new maze launches, this time a touch more challenging.

So far the mazes only take a few minutes or less to complete, which makes them super handy for a quick procrastination break/brain refresher. (except that it can be hard to stop after only 1 game, if you know what I mean). I have a gen2 kindle, and the game works fine on it (very occasionally the slow refresh rate of the screen requires me to pause for a millisecond, but it's not a big deal).
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best kindle game yet! More than worth every cent! January 22, 2011
By V
Smooth, fast, fun, easy, challenging, and aparently never ending. Went though over 40 mazes in my first sitting. the king of game you can play all day because you feel like you are actually excercising your brain and accomplishing somthing.

Worth every cent, many times over!

The cube mazes were terrific, took some thinking to solve cleanly.

A great game
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great time killer February 13, 2011
By slb
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Nice little package of mazes and a good way to kill time for a quick retreat. Some of the basic ones are just that ... you can see the path to the end just by looking at the maze. But they do get more difficult, and I enjoy the wrap around and cube puzzles. Well worth the price and an easy and well put together game.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very creative game January 24, 2011
This is a really fun game. You use the arrow keys to move the mouse around while trying to get to the piece of cheese. There are different types of game to play. It starts out like a regular maze and then goes to other types. I will not tell you what types their are because that would ruin some of the fun. You can not say which type you want to do but if you keep on playing it will change back. I thought at first that this game would not be all that fun but I was wrong. It is a cool game to play. I recommend it to anyone.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yippee! They've updated for the Kindle Touch!! May 9, 2012
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Have loved mazes since childhood when first discovered them in playbooks for kids. Have been waiting for them to update this for the K-Touch and here it is!! Just in case anyone else has a brain like mine - did have to email AGamz on how to move one square (or just a few squares) at a time rather than just going from one side to the other or top to bottom. I kept trying to tap right next to the object I wanted to move - you have to tap once (or several-depending on how far you want to move) time(s) to the left, top, bottom, or right to get your object to move square by square. And, of course, if you want to go to the end of a hallway, you just swipe in that direction. Works like a dream and have already worked a couple of mazes. As an added plus - the AGamz folk replied within 30 minutes and in my book, that qualifies for a top recommendation on its own!! They also didn't make me feel like an idiot when they patiently explained how to work it. You don't get that kind of service for a $200 item most of the time, never mind one for 1.99!! I am super pleased - have been with all their games I've downloaded - but am specially tickled over MazeAThon. Am off to feed my inner child (still hanging in this 60+ old broad) and keep my old brain working with mazes!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Game on My Kindle is Maze A Thon September 11, 2011
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I love a few special games on the computer. I love a few hand held electronic games. I don't do well with word games and hate math. I am an Art teacher, and play Bejeweled as an example because I am fast with color, shapes and patterns. MAZE A THON works great on a Kindle, using mostly the little square controller ) left, right, up, down). In this game you have those mazes you used to try on paper, with a shape like a road to get to the center. Here you have one mouse and one cheese as the goal. I loved it right away when I picked it up. I could visually see the right moves. Sometimes I do them backwards,starting at the cheese instead of the mouse, and find that makes them easier. After that, I discovered the flat maze goes into a cube, 6 sided maze. This is much trickier. Great game and works so easily on the Kindle. It's the best game I have bought.
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