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Mystery puzzle adventure Khaba (Universal, $3.99 => Free)

09-27-2014, 04:44 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 4,743
Mystery puzzle adventure Khaba (Universal, $3.99 => Free)

Free for the first time! First sale ever. You have to led a light beam via mirrors and reflectors. No IAPs, no ads. Recommended!

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09-27-2014, 05:52 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: London, England
Posts: 857
Interesting game, but how do you collect/pick up the scarabs??

Last edited by DelBoy2181; 09-27-2014 at 09:08 AM.
09-27-2014, 07:44 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 532
Never heard of this one but I tried several levels and it seems like fun. Thanks!
09-29-2014, 03:17 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,734
I found this game by chance and was entirely surprised by how sophisticated and well thought-out the puzzles were in this game.

Unlike the many other derivative puzzle games using the mirror mechanics, the mere fact that all of the mirrors (including those that would cast more than a single ray of light) in this game are all entirely movable (both translational and rotational movements) makes the levels quite tricky to solve and adds a level of difficulty that is otherwise not possible in the other games. It also means that many levels can be solved in multiple ways. I wonder if the developer has investigated on whether or not there is some "optimal" solution for each level and whether some level can actually be solved using lesser number of mirrors that are given for the level.

The only negative so far is the oversensitive control that is frequently misinterpreting my finger lift as a movement to rotate the mirror.

A great hidden gem of a puzzle game.

Last edited by y2kmp3; 09-29-2014 at 03:20 AM.
09-29-2014, 12:37 PM
Not free in the US?