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Core Game Engine Review: The Death Wall

Core Game Engine Review: The Death Wall

In this Core Game Engine Review, we'll study The Death Wall!  Running down a hallway grabbing pearls sounds easy, right?  WRONG!  There's a giant sliding wall the sweeps down the hallway, crushing everything in its path. Are you fast enough to avoid being crushed?


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I’m CyborgPrime from and CyborgPrime Games and in this article, I am going to review a fun little game called The Death Wall, a free game for Core Game Engine.

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What Is The Death Wall About?

the death wall title screen

The Death Wall is a giant wall that slides back and forth down a long hallway, crushing everything in its path.

The wall way is dotted with lava pits but also has little niches/rooms that you can hide in when the wall goes by.

Every time you enter a room, you collect a pearl that you can cash in for speed upgrades.

At the far end of the hall, where the wall comes to rest before it resets, is a money-pit worth over 100 pearls every time you land in it.

The goal is to run down the hall, collecting money from the side rooms while avoiding getting crushed by The Death Wall.

The Death Wall Controls

core game engine review the death wall hiding in a niche

The controls for The Death Wall are just the standard run and jump controls.

You can hop on your hoverboard or mount, but I think running on foot seemed faster.

After you have upgraded your speed a few levels, you can hit more rooms for cash before the Death Wall resets and comes back.

When the wall is at the far end of the hallway, it stops for a set amount of time and resets before coming back down the hall.

When it reaches the end of the hall it pauses for a random amount of time before returning to its reset position at the far end of the hall.

The Death Wall Courses

core game engine review the death wall playing field

The hallway is a several lava pit hazards you have to jump over or run around.

On the higher difficulty levels, the hallway hazards have different configurations.

What They Did Right

An original game idea that is easy to play.

Reminds me of Squid Games' Red Light Green Light, but instead of snipers that kill you, you have a Deah Wall.

What Could Be Improved

It's a simple game with a simple mechanic.  I'm not sure it could be improved by adding or taking anything away.

Is The Death Wall Any Good?

The Death Wall has such a simple mechanic, I didn't think I was going to enjoy it. However, it turned out to be fun to do with a friend and compete as to who can build up their speed fastest.


The Death Wall Game Stats

Creator: Zulu

Game Type: Running Race

Number Of Players: Up to 16

Total Played: 307,560

Likes: 4,999

Play Now: Play Core Game Engine: The Death Wall

Your Turn. What Do You Do?

What do you think about The Death Wall?  What did they do good?  What could they improve on?

Tell me about it in the Comments Section.  I'm interested in your review of The Death Wall.


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