Classic puzzle platformer
The Crystal Caves series
began in 1991 with this game being released soon after. The main difference here is in the graphic style, which allows for a more in-depth view of the map, as the virtual camera is further away from the bi-dimensional side scrolling action. The goal in the game is to clean each level of jewels and of any other trinkets that may be hidden inside, while trying to dodge traps, enemies and while trying to uncover the secrets to be found hidden inside. The game features self contained levels which once cleared will allow you access to new areas. You can only go on to a new area once each area is cleared, and thus exploration in these self contained areas is the main mechanic of the game. Later stages will up the ante with other types of puzzles but generally the game recipe remains mainly the same throughout with little variation. So, if you liked the initial Crystal Caves 2 game, you will love Crystal Caves 2 as well, as it is a graphically superior title and quite an addictive little title.