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Leapin' Lizards, Checkers has taken a new twist on the Game Boy. DTMC has 100 two-player checkers puzzle games to chose from in Lazlos' Leap.
Par for the Course
Lazlos' Leap features a crossshaped board with checkers placed in various layouts. Similar to Chinese Checkers, you have to eliminate checkers by leaping one checker over another adjacent checker, either horizontally or vertically. The checker you leap over automatically disappears. To win, you must have one checker left in the center of the cross.
You don't have to work your way to the top to challenge yourself. At any time, you can jump to any of the 100 puzzles offered. Of course, the higher the puzzle you choose the more checkers you have to clear and the harder it is. Each game has a par to beat, and luckily, they increase with every game as well.
Lazlos' doesn't make a big leap in graphics or sound; fortunately the latter can be turned off. The challenge, however, is tough and sometimes frustrating. Consequently, if you don't have the patience for puzzlers, your interest may wane. This game is much like the Pyramids of Ra by Matchbox, but not neariy as innovative and fun (See GamePro ProReview, July, '92). For more entertainment, try the two-player challenge against a friend.
If you like the ancient art of strategic Checkers, then by all means leap on this one. But if you're just a regular puzzle fan, you might want to look before you leap.
- Try to take care of the outside checkers first They're impossible to reach if you let them hang out.
- On edges with only three spots, try to always keep one spot open or yourll usually create a no-win situation.