Universal: Interdimensional Escape – SD Hardcore is a mod for the original roguelike (think rogue ware) Universal: Aperture Tag Team Edition game. This mod, like the original, can be played in single player or multi-player. The mod was created by Chris “Binoculars” Brown, who also is the artist of the original Aperture series. The main idea behind the mod is to put together many different elements from the game into one, and hopefully unique, mod.
The goal of the game is simple: find the six secret escape pods scattered around the levels. The first two stages are the easiest, but the later ones will give you more levels to complete, and more difficult puzzles to solve. For example, in the final room of the last level there is an electrically charged glass door that you have to destroy to progress further into the room. You’ll also find many power ups and objects to help you along your way.
The graphics are fairly simplistic and not very pretty. Universal: Interdimensional Escape – SD Hardcore is much like the original roguelike, and it’s just as challenging. The music fits in well, and it feels as though it meshes with the actual gameplay. It’s not exactly groundbreaking, but it has its own kind of charm.
One thing I found really cool about Universal: Interdimensional Escape – SD Hardcore Skyblock Minecraft was the inclusion of the gravity lift. Whenever you fall down from a high platform in the game, gravity will lift you back up. This includes when you are swallowed by a ghost, too. There are also plenty of mini-games to play, like the ‘egg game’ and the ‘eating wall’. They all get quite challenging to solve, and they are quite fun to do, too!
As you progress through the game, you’ll be rewarded with power ups that will make your game more enjoyable. There’s a bunny that moves faster than any bunny you’ve ever seen, and the game even has some mini-games where you try to eat all the moving blocks. The mini-games aren’t very challenging at all, but you can see how they can get tedious after a while. The overall design of the game is very nice, too. It doesn’t have the most amazing art, but it does have some nice colors and it looks great on the iPhone.
Overall, Universal: Interdimensional Escape – SD Hardcore Skyblock Minecraft is fun to play and it has enough unique elements to make it worth your time. The controls might be a little bit tricky at first, but I got used to them after a few moments of play. After you finish the game, you’ll find yourself wanting to continue playing with the controls, too. It’s not the easiest game to master, but it’s also not the most difficult, either. You should have no problem getting the hang of it, if you take your time and practice.