Ludum Dare 46: Box Of Limes

“Box Of Limes” by RedDashGames.

“This game is a mix of [“Tetris”] and [“Lemmings”.] [You] play as [an unidentified flying object] trying to help the [little “Lime”] […] to the exit door in each level.”

The mashup of the main mechanics of “Tetris” and “Lemmings” makes “Box Of Limes” a highly enjoyable puzzle game. In each level you have to help out a little character – a so-called Lime – to make it to the exit. The Lime will always run from one side to another and whenever it hits a wall, it will simply change its direction. When Limes find an obstacle that is the same height as themselves, they will climb it. However, Limes are pretty careless creatures, and therefore they will also just jump down any cliff they find. Is the distance between jumping point and ground too high, they will die.

Luckily they have you as their good Samaritan! You control an alien that can shoot out tetrominos, which allows you to build safe paths for the imprudent creatures. While that is a fairly easy task in the first couple of overall twelve stages, the later levels of “Box Of Limes” can be quite a challenge; especially when you try to get all the collectibles! While you will earn one golden star automatically when you successfully completed a level, there is always one optional extra star within reach. To get them all, you will sometimes have to avoid the most obvious solution and go for another approach. [PLAY]