STAFF REVIEW of Lazy Raiders (Xbox 360 Arcade)


Monday, March 1, 2010.
by Randal Santia

Lazy Raiders Box art Lazy Raiders is the new XBox Live Arcade title from Sarbakan Game Studio. It's one for the action/puzzle genre fans out there. In it you enter the levels with Dr. Diggbone, or your own avatar, and guide him through 80 levels of puzzles trying to recover the 16 Lost Relics. When I say guide, I mean guide... 'cuz Dr Diggbone don't walk! Instead you throw him around the levels by rotating and flipping the maze, collecting gems, idols, and "The Golden Pick" in each level in order to advance, all the while avoiding boulders, flames, traps, thieves, snowballs, ice pits, moving platforms and on and on!!! It's pandemonium, and it's fun!

Like all puzzlers, there's plenty of reason to go back and replay the levels such as collectibles and flat out time trials to see who gets it done the quickest. And of course you have the now standard Leaderboards to keep things between you and your friends interesting. Look out competitive types!

As I mentioned, the game comes with full Avatar support, so instead of throwing the doctor around you can throw your Avatar, which lets face it... (s)he's mostly just standing there, taking up space on your Dashboard, you may as well put him to good use! For it's troubles, (s)he will unlock some Avatar awards that they can proudly display to brag about being tossed around mazes as a Lazy Raider



One of the features I enjoyed seeing was the accessibility of the tips & hints. You can get them from the menu, the loading screens ( if you're paying attention!! ) and in-game while you're throwing things around. For those who like a challenge, the tips are easily avoidable so you can show the world your brain-power and figure it all out yourself. I wouldn't expect any cookies in the mail for it though! At the start of the level, you're able to sit back and create a plan of attack, the time won't start until you make your first move, which again is pretty helpful! Don't fear making mistakes as a wrong one is easily rectified with a quick press of the back button, and you aren't punished for restarting levels!

For my tastes the difficulty level was perfect... it definitely gets challenging as you go along, and while I didn't breeze through every maze, I generally finish them after one or two tries if not on the first. The fun is in going back and doing it better! Oh those leaderboards!! There aren't many achievements, as is standard for an arcade title, but trying to finish a map faster than the developer is going to keep you busy I'm sure! ( No YouTubing!!! )

At 800 Microsoft Points, this game is a steal for fans of the genre, and those new to it a like. It's a perfect Arcade title, and a joy to pick up and play all at once, or in little doses over time.

The Way I See It: It's fun, tricky, fast paced, and even has a few laughs! Oh! and did I mention fun?! Buy It! Play It! Love it!



Suggestions:
Fantastic game! It's the exact thing I think gamers look for in Arcade titles, and the price point is perfect.

Keep em coming!


Overall: 8.7 / 10
Gameplay: 9.0 / 10
Visuals: 8.0 / 10
Sound: 8.0 / 10

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