February 15th, 2013 | By Alex Wilkinson
To round off the week I bring you tidings of an interesting puzzler that follows very much along the lines of the classic game Simon. Hamal has been created for The Escapist Indie Speed Run by Pixels In Trouble and proves to be a rather frustrating puzzle game.
In Hamal you have been trapped with a deranged arcade machine who wants to play with you. In Hamal you are presented with an array of ever more complex patterns from the machine, that forces you to decypher them.
It’s quite an interesting game that is fun in equal parts to it being frustrating and is one reason Hamal is for more hardened puzzle fans. The overall premise and aesthetic of the game are great and do really add this feeling of you trying to communicate with a machine from a whole other era.
After several frustrating attempts you will start to see patterns emerging and overtime should figure out the solutions to Hamal, even if this is quite the frustrating process.
Average play time – 10 minutes
Hamal is a fun and different puzzler that will have you thinking long and hard about which button you should next press. Hamal can be played on the Indie Speed Run site and is well worth it.
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