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★★★★★ This is a wonderful reincarnation of a 90's classic.
★★★★★ Great re-imaging of a childhood favourite - Lemmings.
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LETS GO! ... OH NO! (or.. YIPEE!)
Caveman is a game where the goal is to guide Cavemen to the exit on the level.
:: GAME PLAY
Cavemen enter the level through an open hatch and walk aimlessly to their death or around in circles following the path outlined - specific skills can be assigned to Cavemen to create a new path and help guide the others to the designated exit.
The following skill sets are available:
- CLIMBER: scale those walls
- FLOATER: float down to safety
- EXPLODER: pop!
- BLOCKER: block the path
- BUILDER: build a bridge
- BASHER: bash a horizontal path
- MINER: mine a diagonal path
- DIGGER: dig a vertical path
Each level has a set of requirements to complete where a combination of skillsets may need to be used to solve the level - there is more than one solution available; how many cavemen can you save!
With four difficulty levels (easy, medium, obscure, insane) and 120 levels + hidden bonus levels - this game is guaranteed to bring you hours of enjoyment and gaming addiction!
A number of game play options exist to customize the game play to individual preference; assignment of tools can be via clicking on the caveman, clicking on the toolbar or both. The game resumes play on touch by default but this can be disabled under the options screen.
Mobile 1UP has worked very hard to ensure that all levels are solvable; a complete set of solution guides for every level are available on the Mobile 1UP website (high definition video and detailed walk throughts) - of course the challenge is being able to solve them on your own!
A special "unlock feature" has been provided where unlocked levels can be accessed via a special code; in addition to revealing special secrets of the game engine (easter eggs) - a complete list of the relevant unlock codes are available on the Mobile 1UP website. Some codes change on a daily basis - so be sure to visit often to find all the goodies that are available!
Caveman is a game inspired by the classic Lemmings developed by Psygnosis released for Amiga, DOS, et al in 1991. The project started as a port of the game, but due to intellectual property concerns the game was given a new set of graphics, audio and some custom levels to bring the game genre up to the standards expected by gamers in this era. The game was developed by Aaron Ardiri, the graphics provided by Tomas Miller, and the sounds were provided by Michael McGee.
What's New in Version 1.2.3
- version number to 1.2.3
- do not show tools (on toolbar) that are not available in a level
- implementation of "classic" particle explosion for retro goodness
- bugfix: should not show tutorial overlay on non-tutorial levels (repeat)
Great Lemmings clone
This is a near-perfect copy of the old Lemmings game that I used to play on my SNES years and years ago, but with cavemen instead of lemmings. The eight skills (builder, digger, etc.) are all exactly the same, and indeed the levels themselves are the same, except there are no traps or one-way walls. The addition of the "tag" button, which was not present in Lemmings, is very helpful when you need to single out one caveman from a group. One thing missing is the radar screen; I guess they figured the screen was crowded enough already. Also, there should be a counter that shows how many cavemen are presently on the screen, not just a counter that shows how many have appeared, and there needs to be a "Yipe!" or similar sound when a caveman drops off the bottom of the screen to his death. Developer, please add these features.
If you ever enjoyed Lemmings, you'll enjoy this game. I have not experienced any of the problems mentioned by the order reviewers, so apparently those bugs have been fixed.
Terrific rework of Lemmings, but needs tweaking.
The buttons for caveman actions, along with play/pause and fast forward, could be a bit bigger. It's often difficult to hit the correct button, especially on some of the faster-paced levels, and would probably be worse for those with larger fingertips. A stylus helps immensely, but shouldn't be necessary. After playing dozens of levels, I'm sure you could increase the size of the buttons just a bit without compromising gameplay.
Also, fast forward often doesn't kick in until I've hit the button more than once, and tends to cut out.
Still worth four stars to me though. I remember playing this on computers in high school during free time. Caveman is completely faithful to the original Lemmings, just different characters. Great blast from the past!
Was a great game until...
I got through all the medium levels and I loaded the game up to find myself back on the very first level. I went to exit out but the game timer is at zero, the crossbones won't work and no cavemen drop out. I have tried resetting the game through the phone "home" button and have turned the phone off and on and still it takes me back to the same broken first level. Please fix this so I can continue playing. Thanks
- Category: Games
- Updated: Dec 14, 2012
- Version: 1.2.3
- Size: 72.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Aaron Ardiri
- © Mobile 1UP
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.