Back in September we took a look at Crystal Cave Classic [App Store] from Rake in Grass, the studio who also brought us Archibald's Adventures, Undercroft, and Westbang. The game delivers Boulder Dash-style play and tons of content -- we liked what we saw. Rake in Grass has just released a spin-off to the title, Crystal Cave: Lost Treasures [App Store], which features over 100 new levels and is designed for the more casual gamer.

An adventure logic game, Crystal Cave: Lost Treasures challenges the player to exhibit the required ingenuity to move through the game's treacherous environs, pulling off the right moves at the right time in order to find the treasure and move on to the next level. The game's riddle-packed levels span three different graphic scenarios.

See the developer's gameplay video.

With over 100 levels at $0.99, Crystal Cave: Lost Treasures is a great value and should have definite appeal for fans of the classic version, Boulder Dash, or logic puzzlers in general. This one comes highly recommended. Those wanting to try before they buy can grab Crystal Cave Classic Lite [App Store] or the OS X and Windows demo versions.

To mark the release of this new title, Rake in Grass has lowered the price of the original Crystal Cave Classic from $3.99 down to $1.99.

And in further Rake in Grass news, the studio will shortly be releasing has just released a match-three action puzzler known as Phantasia, developed by 300AD.

Phantasia, designed to appeal to gamers of all ages, challenges the user to save an unfortunate group of fairy dwarves imprisoned within colored spheres. Row by row the spheres move down the screen and it's up to the player to destroy the spheres and free the dwarves by firing his or her spheres at two or more advancing spheres of the same color.

The game offers both an Arcade and an Adventure mode and delivers over 30 levels of gameplay.

See the studio's gameplay video.

App Store Link: Phantasia, $0.99

  • http://www.gamesuncovered.com/ Palfince

    Phantasia was actually released on Friday: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/phantasia/id362030983?mt=8

  • http://www.gamesuncovered.com/ Palfince

    Phantasia was actually released on Friday: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/phantasia/id362030983?mt=8

  • NomNom

    Nice job spelling TREASURES wrong on the title. :rolleyes:

  • NomNom

    Nice job spelling TREASURES wrong on the title. :rolleyes:

  • Daniel

    Phantasia... what about fantasia by disney? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_(film)

  • Daniel

    Phantasia... what about fantasia by disney? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasia_(film)

  • kornalius

    I love what these guys make. Always polished, graphics and game-play are always of high value.

  • kornalius

    I love what these guys make. Always polished, graphics and game-play are always of high value.

  • BushDoc

    I think the makers of the Crystal Cave are in trouble. The original maker of Boulder Dash are not a tolerant company (First Star, inc) when someone "steal" their game mechanism. They sue everybody who are blind enough to make a boulder dash copycat, and its already happened many times in the past, for example on PDA platforms.

  • BushDoc

    I think the makers of the Crystal Cave are in trouble. The original maker of Boulder Dash are not a tolerant company (First Star, inc) when someone "steal" their game mechanism. They sue everybody who are blind enough to make a boulder dash copycat, and its already happened many times in the past, for example on PDA platforms.

  • Tovy

    Yes, there is a basic "physic" similar to Boulder Dash, but the game is very different. It isn't any copy. The original BD is an arcade/action game, this one is 100% logic with a lot of original features, so I trust it's ok.

  • Tovy

    Yes, there is a basic "physic" similar to Boulder Dash, but the game is very different. It isn't any copy. The original BD is an arcade/action game, this one is 100% logic with a lot of original features, so I trust it's ok.