Puzzle Game of the Year (Posted Dec 14, 2004)
2004 Puzzle Game of the Year
If there is one thing that Indie gaming does better
than anyone else, it is the puzzle genre. This years finalists are no
different, as they represent a great group of puzzle games. This year's
puzzle category again was the most difficult to rate and multiple times we had
deadlocked into giving out two number one awards. However, we wanted to
finish with just one champion, so eventually we had to break the deadlock, which
is somewhat sad because these games are so good!
5th Place - Treasure Fall
|Release: December 2003
Requirements: 200mhz, Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP, DirectX 1+, 64mb
year Mountain King was in the running for several awards with their very solid
shooters from the
Demonstar Series. However things have been changing in indie games,
and so even the mighty Mountain King has gone to making a puzzle game to try and
help move their business forward. If you know anything about Mountain King
you immediately will realize that them doing a puzzle game means that the puzzle
genre was about to get a cool looking and playing puzzle game.
Treasure Fall actually plays fairly simply, with
the goal of the game being to create a row or column of 3 of the same type of
icon. The game play is something that you will find elsewhere, but
Treasure Fall expands on it with some really cool special pieces and an overall
theme that just cannot be beat. The music is fantastic and the fantasy
theme will go a long ways towards giving you something fun to play right after
you finish getting through your new Lord of the Rings Extended Version Return of
the King DVD. For those who have always thought of puzzle games as a lame
affair, Treasure Fall may just change your mind.
puzzle games are girl games, then Treasure Fall isn't a puzzle game. Or
perhaps this is the first puzzle game for guys."
4th Place - Little Soldie