Sometimes you feel like a puzzle, sometimes you don't. When you do, there's Cave Trek, an isometric game light on story and heavy on brain-seizing mazes. Your goal is simple; get to the exit at the end of each level and proceed deeper into the caverns. That's it; there's no story given, no real motivation. Why are you in the cave? What possible treasures could be worth all this trouble?... Do... do you think it's banana muffins?... oh my God, you guys, I bet it's totally banana muffins! I love banana muffins! Last one down's a rotten egg!
Use the [arrow] keys to move around. The idea is that the exit will only open up when you've made all the light coloured tiles drop off the screen, which happens once you step off of one and on to the next. Easy, right? Well, then, how about the traps? After a certain number of tiles have fallen, pillars will spring up from holes in the ground, barring your way or obliterating you if you happen to be standing on one. Oh, and of course there're the green crystal formations, which can only be removed once you've collected all the smaller crystals. Then, of course, you have various colour-coded switches to contend with... but we're sure you'll have no problem with any of that. Right? Gravy.
The problem is that there's really no way of knowing when the trap pillars will trigger, so each level involves a certain amount of trial-and-error. And while it's well made and cleverly designed, it's also a one-trick pony. There just isn't a whole lot of variation to the levels, well designed as they are, making Cave Trek the gaming equivalent of a book of crossword puzzles. For some people, "congrats, now do it again, but harder" isn't going to be a sufficient reward for their time spent sweatily glaring daggers at their computer screen.
But while it undoubtably could have been bigger, more fleshed out, and more elaborate, that doesn't necessarily mean it should have been. If what you want is pure, uncomplicated puzzling, Cave Trek will provide it in a tiny but polished little package. Even with a lack of variety, it offers up a satisfying challenge with adorable aesthetics, which we're sure will give you a lot of comfort the umpteenth time you trap yourself in the corner.