L2003From the very beginnings of games on the iPhone, back even before the App Store even existed, it has seemed like labyrinth games were a natural fit for the tilt controls of the device. There are too many games to list that share the core gameplay element of rolling a ball around a maze, and before playing Labyrinth 2 [App Store] I thought there was little room to innovate on such a crowded genre with seemingly endless variations on the same basic game. Illusion Labs has proven me wrong, as Labyrinth 2 is absolutely fantastic

From our detailed preview of the game:

Like the original game, the goal of Labyrinth 2 is to get the silver ball from the starting point to the goal while navigating walls and avoiding the holes. In the first version, that was pretty much all there was to it. Labyrinth 2, however, adds a number of new elements that graduate the game from simple wooden toy simulator to arcade game.

These elements include cannons, bumpers, doors/switches, magnets, fans, resizers, merry-go-round, duplicators, lasers and more. Navigating the levels still require careful tilt control to avoid falling to your death, but are also more puzzle/goal driven as you must also figure out how to make it to the exit. Levels are timed as before so beating your individual high scores remains the motivator to play a level again. This time, however, they've added a ghost ball representation of your best time for you to directly compete against.

My favorite part of Labyrinth 2 is the online level editor, available at levelpack.com where players can create their own levels which are then downloaded in game. The few included levels themselves are good, but pale in comparison to what the community has already created. In my time with the game I've really enjoyed myself going online each day and downloading the new level packs that other players have created. (Forum member MidianGTX has even started a thread for discussing level creation on our forum, as well as creating the Touch Arcade level seen above.)

The creativity so far has been astounding, and now that the game is out in the wild I can't wait to see what the player base comes up with. If you've enjoyed labyrinth games in the past, Labyrinth 2 is a must-own. If you want to sample some of the great things in Labyrinth 2, as we posted previously, you can play 5 levels from the sequel in the recently updated original Labyrinth [$2.99] and Labyrinth Lite [Free].

App Store Link: Labyrinth 2, $4.99

Update: App is back.

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  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    PURCHASED! :) Can't wait to spend days playing this...

    • Raad Mist

      I also have the game, But no one comes online can you add me on the iPod touch 4? Please email back.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    PURCHASED! :) Can't wait to spend days playing this...

  • SteveG

    YES!!! I really have been looking forward to this game since it was announced and then the preview levels got me really excited. Instant buy for me.

  • SteveG

    YES!!! I really have been looking forward to this game since it was announced and then the preview levels got me really excited. Instant buy for me.

  • omg

    omg, i want this game and my ipod touch to arrive now!!! :D

  • omg

    omg, i want this game and my ipod touch to arrive now!!! :D

  • Billy

    When is Ander's birthday coming up? :D

    • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

      It's in June :P

      • Billy

        Man, this game is AMAZING. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but I tried the lite version and knew I had to get this. Props to the guys & gals at Illusion Lab! ;)

  • Billy

    When is Ander's birthday coming up? :D

    • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

      It's in June :P

      • Billy

        Man, this game is AMAZING. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but I tried the lite version and knew I had to get this. Props to the guys & gals at Illusion Lab! ;)

  • Matt

    Maybe it was pulled? I can't find it in the App store.

    • MidianGTX

      Yeah it's disappeared suddenly... I expect a dev will turn up and explain soon.

  • Matt

    Maybe it was pulled? I can't find it in the App store.

    • MidianGTX

      Yeah it's disappeared suddenly... I expect a dev will turn up and explain soon.

  • ameeps

    Seems to be back again. Most likely either some description stuff they wanted to change last minute or some app store quirk.

    • dumbname

      Still not showing up when I search for it. Even clicking on the link on this article won't work. iTunes just tells me that Labyrinth 2 is not in the US store currently.

  • ameeps

    Seems to be back again. Most likely either some description stuff they wanted to change last minute or some app store quirk.

    • dumbname

      Still not showing up when I search for it. Even clicking on the link on this article won't work. iTunes just tells me that Labyrinth 2 is not in the US store currently.

  • fi2-shift

    This game is EFFIN awesome!!!! just tried the lvl editor! and it INSTANTLY places the lvl in the game so you can try it! WOW, lvl packs download in like 1 or 2 seconds!, I'm amazed! great job!

  • fi2-shift

    This game is EFFIN awesome!!!! just tried the lvl editor! and it INSTANTLY places the lvl in the game so you can try it! WOW, lvl packs download in like 1 or 2 seconds!, I'm amazed! great job!

  • kita

    Currently not available in the use app store :(

  • kita

    Currently not available in the use app store :(

  • http://www.bitwiseops.com/AmazingTips Pheebau

    It was pulled because they used the word 'Edge' in the description...

    ;-)

    • http://www.bitwiseops.com/AmazingTips Pheebau

      *Just kidding* btw ;-)

      • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

        Hehe it was actually a pretty good one :P

  • http://www.bitwiseops.com/AmazingTips Pheebau

    It was pulled because they used the word 'Edge' in the description...

    ;-)

    • http://www.bitwiseops.com/AmazingTips Pheebau

      *Just kidding* btw ;-)

      • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

        Hehe it was actually a pretty good one :P

  • Freiteez

    Link and searching for it doesn't work. The 5 levels they teased on the original is awesome! I wanna buy the 2nd one as soon as I can.

  • Freiteez

    Link and searching for it doesn't work. The 5 levels they teased on the original is awesome! I wanna buy the 2nd one as soon as I can.

  • kita

    I REALLY wanted this game too :( Usually apps don't phase me anymore because they come out like crazy but this one looks really good....

  • kita

    I REALLY wanted this game too :( Usually apps don't phase me anymore because they come out like crazy but this one looks really good....

  • Yao MUNG

    I laughed at your joke Pheebau. It didn't go to waste.

  • Yao MUNG

    I laughed at your joke Pheebau. It didn't go to waste.

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    Hi guys,

    I'm one of the devs. I'm glad L2 came out, but something is fishy and we don't know what's going on.

    iTunes Connect (where you upload your app etc) seems a bit weird at the moment, but we are working on finding out what is wrong.

    Will keep you posted!

    Cheers,
    Anders

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    Hi guys,

    I'm one of the devs. I'm glad L2 came out, but something is fishy and we don't know what's going on.

    iTunes Connect (where you upload your app etc) seems a bit weird at the moment, but we are working on finding out what is wrong.

    Will keep you posted!

    Cheers,
    Anders

  • http://www.illusionlabs.com Anders

    IT'S BACK UP!

    We don't know why it was gone, but it's back up now ;)

  • http://www.illusionlabs.com Anders

    IT'S BACK UP!

    We don't know why it was gone, but it's back up now ;)

  • Billy

    Man, this game is AMAZING. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but I tried the lite version and knew I had to get the full version. Kudos to the guys & gals at Illusion Labs. ;)

  • Billy

    Man, this game is AMAZING. I admit I was a bit skeptical at first, but I tried the lite version and knew I had to get the full version. Kudos to the guys & gals at Illusion Labs. ;)

  • kita

    This app is probably going to stay on my iphone until a sequal comes out :) It's that good.

  • kita

    This app is probably going to stay on my iphone until a sequal comes out :) It's that good.

  • Daniel

    Please add an online ranking system so everyone can compete against times from people around the world. This is the only major thing this game is lacking, add that and it will be perfect!

    • rich_952000

      Seriously? No online leaderboards? Hmm.. Illusion Labs added them to Touchgrind via an updade. Maybe the same will happen here. I'm still not sure this is the type of game I'm into, but does it feel like leaderboards would be logical?

  • Daniel

    Please add an online ranking system so everyone can compete against times from people around the world. This is the only major thing this game is lacking, add that and it will be perfect!

    • rich_952000

      Seriously? No online leaderboards? Hmm.. Illusion Labs added them to Touchgrind via an updade. Maybe the same will happen here. I\'m still not sure this is the type of game I\'m into, but does it feel like leaderboards would be logical?