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Pyramids Review

The award for the most pointless use of 3D since Harry Potter goes to...

Following on from Let's Golf 3D, this puzzling platformer is just the second original download that's available for 3DS. Yet it would have worked as well on DSi as the 3D effect adds nothing - which is a shame, as it's the first thing you notice in what is a cracking little game.

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Pyramids is like an old-school platformer as it all plays out on a single screen. Playing as an adventurer, you have to grab a key (and hopefully some treasure) before making it to the door.

Although you can blow things up with TNT and use bullets to shoot snakes, it is all about creating and destroying blocks in order to create a route to the exit.

The aim is to collect all the treasure and make it to the door before the time runs out, and although you can clear the level with just the key, you'll need treasure to unlock later levels when it gets really tough.

The only annoyance is that it takes so long to restart a level, especially when it's so easy to fail. So forget the 3D - this is everything a good puzzle game should be. Simple to play, addictive, challenging and a little bit frustrating.

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  1. ledreppe Wednesday 9th Nov 2011 at 12:37

    haha, that's exactly how I would've written a review for this game. It's quite tight, you need to have a certain number of stars before you can unlock the next world. This means making sure you grab all the treasure enough times, and as for getting 3 stars all the time, well that's almost impossible, the time limit's so tight you have no chance of doing it on your first atempt. I would, however, recommend this game to puzzle-platformer fans it's worth the 4.70 (I think that's what I paid for it) asking price, but just don't expect it to be a walk in the park.

  2. bigterence Wednesday 9th Nov 2011 at 15:00

    Tough as a very tough old tough thing can be,but very rewarding when a level is completed.Plenty of content,and if you visit Enjoy Gaming website you can download fresh content using QR camera.

  3. hunter metroid Wednesday 9th Nov 2011 at 16:38

    i was expecting it to get a lower score when you said it was the most pointless use of 3D

  4. ARWING64 Wednesday 9th Nov 2011 at 17:30

    The 3D is nice but pointless yeah; at 3.60 its a good buy. I quite like it and this is a very fair review

  5. Hotspur Warrior Wednesday 9th Nov 2011 at 20:13

    No mention of QR code function adding extra levels? I would have thought that would have been a key inclusion, given the potential for adding lasting appeal and giving plenty of content for your money.

  6. MartinIsAwesome Thursday 10th Nov 2011 at 12:26

    Sorry to be a party-pooper, and I know its great to see downloadable games made specially for the 3DS, but... its Solomon's Key. Solomon's Key with 3D and Egyptian decor.

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