& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Drelbs is a crazy, psychedelic puzzle game by
Synapse Software. Synapse seemed to produce some really
bizarre games and this one is right up there with the
strangest. I remember a friend owning this game years
ago, but I never got around to borrowing it off him to
play as it didn't look that interesting. It is actually
a nice little puzzle game - even if it is a bit crazy,
so I will try and describe it as best I can...
control some sort of orb on legs around a maze of
rotating walls. You must avoid the enemies patrolling
this maze whilst turning the walls to form rectangles.
These then turn into solid blocks, which flash various
colours. Once you have done this a few times, you will
hopefully find a rectangle with some sort of monkey-like
face on it - which you can enter. This drops you into a
small sub-game where you must collect all the items to
progress to the next maze, again avoiding the creatures
that chase you around. I told you it was nuts ! After
eight levels the game is beaten. I quite enjoyed this
game - it is great fun. You must try this out if you
like fast action games.
very original and imaginative title.
Love is in the air... #
...everywhere I look around... #
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
Using an infinite lives cheat.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have beaten the eighth level a small end
sequence begins. The odd looking face that you find on
the blocks (the monkey-like woman or whatever it is
supposed to be) is shown in the centre of the screen,
while hearts pop up all over the place to fill it
completely. The words 'YAY CUTIE' are shown on
the top corner. The game then restarts.