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4K Maze (

By Gavin Murrison, submitted on Jan 24, 2009
Min JRE version: 1.5
This game was submitted in the Java4K 2009 Competition.

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You are a blue box, trapped in a maze!

The red boxes are chasing you! If they catch you, you will die, lose a point, and be reincarnated in a new maze with less red boxes and more green boxes.

If you get to a green box, you will escape this maze and gain a point, but then you will find yourself trapped in another maze with more red boxes and less green boxes.

Get as many points as you can! My best score so far is 17 points. Post your highscore and comments to the user comments section.


You control the blue box by moving your mouse cursor around the screen. The blue box will always try to move towards the mouse cursor, unless it hits a wall.

The red boxes always head directly towards you, even if there are walls between you. Red boxes often get stuck against walls. Use this, and your superior speed to escape from the red boxes, and to get to a green box.

User Comments

Total 3 comments:

#1 By alex law Jan 25, 2009 at 09:06:09
This is very good, and use by mouse. Spawns too fast, then I always die when spawns.
#2 By earth.exe Apr 6, 2009 at 19:07:32
Good game, has lots of potential. My only complaint is that the win/lose screen is a little too long. May I suggest items?
#3 By Xantix Mar 19, 2010 at 05:55:17
Cool game, I got to level 57. Simplistic graphics, but fun to play. The red boxes are predictable so luck and positioning are most important to winning. I like how it is set up to have the number of green boxes based on how far you have gotten in the game; it allows a few lucky rounds in a row to pull you up to higher levels. The Win/Lose text covers the board, hiding the blue box and nearby walls and/or red boxes, until it is too late, especially at the higher levels.

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