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  • Summary: (Downloadable Game) Use your construction skills to save elephants from a dangerous fall! In the puzzle game Elefunk, your elephants must traverse 20 levels of ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps – and they'll only get across if you strengthen the structures correctly with metal, wood and(Downloadable Game) Use your construction skills to save elephants from a dangerous fall! In the puzzle game Elefunk, your elephants must traverse 20 levels of ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps – and they'll only get across if you strengthen the structures correctly with metal, wood and rope. It's real construction with realistic physics and three different game modes: Time Attack, Puzzle, and Deconstruction. Get building today! Puzzle Mode – Beginning with an empty level, the player constructs a structure using the limited number of pieces given. There is no time limit, and the next level is unlocked when the player successfully aids the elephant in traversing the level's ravine. Time Attack – This mode is played on previously unlocked levels. The player begins with a partially constructed structure and has to finish the structure with the limited materials given in a certain time limit. Once the counter reaches zero, the elephants are released! Deconstruction Multiplayer – This two-player mode can be played either on-or-offline. In each round, a player tries to remove a piece of the structure that is holding an elephant without causing the elephant to fall. When a player causes the elephant to fall, the round is over and a point is awarded to his opponent. When all rounds have been played, a winner is declared. [SCEA] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Don't be fooled by the cute elephants - this is puzzling at its most brutal. [Sept 2008, p.98]
  2. Elefunk is a puzzle game with which both architects and normal gamers will have much fun. The building of bridges needs insight, but are never impossible to solve. More levels would have been nice and we also had some trouble with framedrops. Anyway, this game is well done.
  3. 75
    Elefunk is sublime in concept -- ultimately addictive and quite entertaining, despite a steep learning curve.
  4. Despite a cruel learning curve this bridge-building puzzle game is both fun and unique.
  5. For anyone into their puzzle games it’s a well crafted, tough little title with decent presentation, neat controls and (hopefully) the prospect of downloadable treats in the future. See you on the scoreboards!
  6. 70
    The difficulty curve may be steep and the trial and error extremely plentiful, but Elefunk is a charming puzzler that can keep you engaged -- if you don't get frustrated by being stuck on the same stage.
  7. 45
    Depends too much on trial and error. [Issue#170, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. TomS
    Jul 22, 2008
    8
    I really love the puzzle approach that this game takes. The graphics are quite good and the music is sufficient. The learning curve startsI really love the puzzle approach that this game takes. The graphics are quite good and the music is sufficient. The learning curve starts out a little steep; but once you catch on, you're able to focus on speed and efficiency instead of just the solution.

    There are a couple annoyances that I just can't seem to get over though. The replays are a nice and expected touch; but there is no control of the replay. You can't save it, share it, fast forward, rewind, or change the speed; and yet, you are allowed to change your zoom levels. Speeking of zoom, I think it should have been more fine tuned to allow more than just the three levels (all the way out, mid-way, and way too close). Finally, they should have implemented a way to lock the view onto an elephant while running the course because it's far too difficult to manage your view while paying attention to everything you need to watch in order to figure out what's going wrong and how to fix it.

    Overall, it's certainly worth the $5 price and I'm having a great time playing it. Hopefully they can patch it to fix some of my compaints, and then it would be a AAA budget title.
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  2. BobbySmallman
    Dec 21, 2008
    8
    Firstly, for those who claim this game is too difficult...nonsense! The game is actually relatively simple, yet complex in that you canFirstly, for those who claim this game is too difficult...nonsense! The game is actually relatively simple, yet complex in that you can achieve the end goal with bonuses by using less girders etc.
    Overall it is a very solid game, not to mention it only cost $4.99 to own.

    Biggest complaint, lack of a creation mode...I would also like to have seen a mode in which you can build infinitely large straight horizontal bridges for your elephants.
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  3. Nov 12, 2010
    8
    excellent puzzle game, gets progressively more complicated as the levels go on.....multiplayer is kind of like jenga.....upon completion ofexcellent puzzle game, gets progressively more complicated as the levels go on.....multiplayer is kind of like jenga.....upon completion of game there is not much replay value...... worth the 10 bucks, provides a few hours of play. Expand

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