Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is an interactive puzzle game reminiscent of Where’s Waldo and the I Spy books.
Adapted from the children’s book series Pierre The Maze Detective, this whimsical game is available on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
In Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective, you are tasked with the challenge to find the perpetrator who has stolen the Museum’s precious maze stone! The criminal is non-other than Mr. X, and he’s turned everything into a maze! Play as Pierre as you put your detective skills to the test as you traverse through many colorful mazes to track down the notorious Mr. X!
The gameplay is pretty simple. You control Pierre with the directional buttons and use the action button to interact with the environment and characters. The mazes aren’t made of simple walls but feature many obstacles, from traffic jams to little pups chilling on the street. Many of the interactions are silly animations and conversations, which gives the player time for exploration. Making your way through the maze, you can also find collectibles and treasures.
One of the most charming points about this game is the art design. The hand-drawn art style and paperlike animations make it feel just like a picture book! It’s so bright and inviting you can’t help to want to explore and see what will happen next! For a children’s game, I think the art style is perfectly fitting and eye-catching.
However, for a puzzle game, I really wished Labyrinth City was a bit more challenging. While I don’t think every game needs to be challenging to be fun, I do feel that this game was a bit too guided – even for kids. Also, unlike its unique levels, the gameplay felt too repetitive to the point of losing interest in the game. If there were more elements to the gameplay and the mazes, I really think it would take this game to the next level.
- Simple controls
- Absolutely charming design that really feels like a picture book
- Lacks challenge
- Gameplay is repetitive
Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is a really relaxing game that’s perfect to play with the little ones before bedtime – especially if they are fans of the series. If you’re looking for a more challenging puzzle game for yourself, I’d say that’s the only area where the game misses the mark. But if you’re looking for some relaxing wholesome fun, I totally recommend getting lost in this cute maze.
Replay value: 4/10
Kid Friendly: Yes
|Released:||June 22, 2021|