4 out of 5
A puzzler that deserves love and hate at the same time!
Supaplex is without a doubt a hardcore puzzler. Yeah, at first you might think that you could sneakily play it as an action game. After all you control a blob that moves up and down and left and right, so that's classic, arcade style controls; what could go wrong?! Well, here's the deal, you need to navigate this maze of traps and exploding spheroids. You can eat the square tiles, but never get caught underneath one of those spheroids that explode. They'll either trap you or kill you when they crash on top of you! Thus, while you might think that you can avoid obstacles with easy, you'll find that there are but a few (later one just one) ways in which each level can be tacked, which is why Supaplex is so treacherous, yet , after you've caught what it's gimmick is, you won't find it half as unforgiving. Truth be told, graphically it can be a bit hard on the eyes, so plan your game sessions in bursts of no more than 30/40 minutes. But, for mental gymnastics purposes it sure is a great exercise. Have at it with a side of Digger
for a similar yet less unforgiving game experience!
4 out of 5
Classic from DOS platform
Suplaplex is considered to be one of the hardest puzzle games in the DOS game
library. Luckily, it's on the good side of bad, meaning that the game gets progressively harder. The game is very similar to Boulder Dash
in terms of gameplay, however there are some differences. The game has no story, but offers a list of puzzles instead. These require to be solved in order, however, the player has the liberty to skip up to three puzzles
if he finds three levels too difficult. The object of every level is the same: collect all of the infotrons, which are reminiscent of schematic representations of atoms, and getting to the exit. Dying in this game is possible, by having "rocks" falling on your character, being killed by enemy scissors and electrons
and even being caught by an explosion. The further you progress, the more challenging the game starts to become, which is quite good. The graphics are decent and the music is great, so, if you're looking for an oldschool puzzle game, consider downloading Suplaplex.