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Lava and Aqua

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4 Levels 5 Points

Complete 4 levels.

8 Levels 10 Points

Complete 8 levels.

12 Levels 25 Points

Complete 12 levels.

16 Levels 25 Points

Complete 16 levels.

20 Levels 50 Points

Complete 20 levels.

24 Levels 100 Points

Complete 24 levels.

Author Comments

Lava and Aqua is a puzzle game where you need to reach the exit without touching the lava in each level.


Controls

Move: WASD or Arrow Keys

Undo: Z or U

Reset: R

Back: Esc or B

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Love It!

love this game

Pretty damn good puzzle game.

A few levels had me pulling my hair out until I realised the solution which was staring me in the face.

Very good puzzle game, I really like the concept and the execution is smooth and satisfying (undoing moves is a great feature.) I liked that the water could sometimes be hazardous, it made it so that there was more to the game than just "lava good, water bad."

The one thing I disliked was how formal most solutions were; being exactly one step ahead of failing for so many of the levels really hammered home the fact that most of the time there's ONE solution, so solving a level is the player uncovering that one solution. Because of that, the experience doesn't feel very personal, so much as it feels like they're running along a very deliberate path the developer has laid out for them. This also lends itself to some unintentional hints; when you block one lava path with one turn to spare, it confirms to the player that they've done something correctly, so they know with confidence they'll never have to undo past that point again. Reduction of the solution space makes a lot of the levels easier than they probably should be.

I also disliked how many of the later puzzles had timed blocks on them, this again felt like a cheap way to point the player in the right direction by basically telling them what order they had to do things in.

Overall the game is pretty easy, with level 16 being the only one that really stumped me.

I'm convinced level 8 is not possible

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Score
4.32 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 1, 2022
8:53 AM EDT
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