The Best Old PC Maze Games
Garden Wars (1982)
Garden Wars is a single screen maze shooter and the first entry on our list of the best old PC maze games, the gamemay look simple and linear but trust me it comes with tons of replayability and it’s not easy to beat, the game is very detailed with a variety of different enemies such as enemies you need to shoot before they kill you and the worst one off all the spiders which give birth to harder to kill spiders which eventually give birth to spiders you can’t even kill but just paralyze for a short period of time. The game also has a lot of collectibles that you can collect if you are a completionist or want a high score.
Raid on Fort Knox (1982)
Raid on Fort Knox was released in 1982 but a similar predecessor was released a year earlier titled as ‘Bank Robber’, the game was praised for your ability to choose the difficulty and pretty much design your maps by deciding the number of guards and your boosts and bonuses.
Radar Rat Race (1981)
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Radar Rat Race was released in 1981 for the Commodore Max Machine, the game sees you play as a mouse navigating a maze with the unique feature being that you can only see a small section of the maze at a time meaning you have to remember and pretty much guess where the enemies are, the game is one of the most influential maze games ever made and its why it makes our list of the best old PC maze games..
Cosmic Cruncher (1982)
This 1982 maze game released for the Commodore VIC-20 was a game controversial for trying to copy Pac-Man due to its massive success, the game did sell well but it never managed to reach the heights of success that Pac-Man did.
Gobbler’s Revenge (1987)
Gobbler’s Revenge was released in 1987 by publisher Commodore Magazine for the you guessed it the Commodore with the Graphics, Programming and even the music designed by James C. Hilty, the game only has a single player version and uses the Joystick Port 1 Controller. The game is another Pac-Man ‘copycat’ however it has added features such as new items, collectibles, and powers.
Yes you are seeing this right, this is GobMan, not Pac-Man, the game is designed by Filipe Mateus and this time it’s not a ‘copycat’ but the updated version of Pac-Man with better graphics and new features such as new challenges and a lot of new levels with new and improved background music and sound effects while keeping true to the simplicity that made the Pac-Man game so fun to play and succesful.
Munch Man (1982)
Munch Man is a video game programmed by Jim Dramis for the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A, the game is based on Namco’s Pac-Man but with multiple variations in its gameplay with the mechanic that the player must eat all the items in the maze instead he has to fill the entire maze with his pattern, there are also a lot of unique levels to the game (with over 70 levels) such as on level 20, 40 and 60 where the maze walls dissapear and the Munch Man trail dissapears with the player this time tasked with eating the compulsory maze items and collectibles with the maze walls slowly dissapearing as he eats them.
Android 2 (1983)
The Android 2 is a maze game written by famous 80’s video game programmer Costa Panayi for the Amstrad CPC owned by British entrepreneur Lord Alan Sugar. The aim of the game is to kill a giant worm monster known as the Millitoid while also taking out and surviving the other enemies on each level.
Time Bandit (1983)
Time Bandit is an action, adventure maze game released in 1983 but became popular after it was released for the Atari ST and Amiga in 1985 making it one of the most popular maze games in history an an awesome entry to our list of the best old PC maze games., the game sees you traversing the obstacles in order to find and reach the keys needed to open the ‘timegates’, the unique feature to the game is that it allows you to choose the levels or ‘timegates’ that you can enter and play.
3D Maze Man (1998)
Released in 1998, 3D Maze Man is not affiliated with Namco(Pac-Man’s developer )or Pac-Man but its heavily based on it, with there being pellets that you need to collect (like in Pac-Man) with the enemies that work on the same basis.
Spelunx is an educational game released in 1991 and developed by Cyan Worlds with all the animations and graphics hand-drawn. The game is point and click with the aim of the game being to explore and experiment, it has heavy maze mechanics with the player finding themselves wandering around extensive corridors littered with an abundance of doors and places to explore and interact with and its why it makes our list of the best old PC maze games.
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (2010)
Pac-Man Championship Editing DX was the long overdue updated version of the biggest maze game in the world, released in 2010, the game was highly praised with 10/10 reviews on Steam and 10/10 reviews on IGN justifying its entry on our list of the best old PC maze games. The game wasn’t just a remaster with better graphics it included new game modes, improved leaderboard system where players can compare their high scores against other players online in a global and local leaderboard. The game has since had multiple DLC’s and free updates and patches and its available on multiple platforms ranging from Steam to Android and iOS.