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Catrap Review

A different kind of block-puzzler

Think of a Game Boy block-puzzler and Catrap probably won't spring to mind. Yet this obscure old handheld game deserves your attention.

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While Tetris has you forming lines, the blocks here must be shunted around a stage so you can find a path to defeating all the monsters.

While Tetris forces you to think quickly, here you need to survey a stage and think of a strategy. And if you get trapped between blocks or can't reach a monster you can rewind time (apparently this was the first game to have such a mechanic) and try again.

It's far from easy. There are 100 levels and starts to get tough after 20 - Catrap is challenging and addictive as all good puzzlers should be.


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