Crazy Maze Race
Crazy Maze Race is a previously unknown children’s title from Roklan that came out of nowhere. Found on some old developers disks, this simple game requires the player to follow the white rabbit through a series of tunnels and reach Wonderland before time expires.
Each level starts out
with the player in the role of Alice (represented by a bow
at the bottom of the screen) furiously chasing the white
rabbit down an ever changing tunnel. The goal of these
screens to catch the rabbit as quickly as possible.
However the rabbit is fast and it will usually take a few
tunnels before the player actually can catch up. The
controls on the maze screen are a little wonky. The
trick is to watch only the very bottom of the screen and
move in the direction on the floor as it scrolls off the
edge. Usually the player must push diagonally to keep
the tunnel moving, but sometimes a simple left or right will
suffice. The better the player manages to stay in the
tunnel, the quicker they will catch up to the white
rabbit. The game will make an annoying buzz when
you're not on the right course.
Although Crazy Maze Race was designed with children in mind, it's challenging enough that adults may even have some difficulty. The music that continually plays during the course of the game is top notch and rather catchy. It is unknown if any further work was done on this title, but given the late development date probably not. This late date also prevented Crazy Maze Race from being released as the market for games (especially children’s games) was crumbling fast.