Cubefield follows a pretty straight foward formula. You avoid cubes as your prism flies forward, earning more points as you progress. How can this be fun? Won’t it look pretty plain? Is this a good remedy for boredom? Well, you’ll be surprised what Flash can actually do in the hands of someone talented.
The obstacles in the title are 3D cubes, set in a random field (relating to the namesake, perhaps?) or in a pattern to avoid. This is a very impressive sight for a simple flash game, with even left and right movement altering your field of view. At the end of the first section, the whole stage restarts before subsequently speeding up. This happens every time you pass a section. The colour scheme, however, changes each time: the first features orange and yellow cubes with a grey floor and a white sky, whilst the second changes the outlines of the cubes to green, making them transparent against the darkness in the ground and sky except for green crosses. The final colour scheme sports a white and black eye-burning look. There may be more, but it’s difficult to make it past this point.
If you end up doing extremely well but need to stop and leave your computer or have to minimize the window (playing at college? Naughty naughty), you can pause the game by tapping the P key. If you care to, you can change the quality, but this isn’t recommended. It’s graphically very simple and should run fine no matter the specifications of the system you’re playing it on.
Cubefield is that classic type of game that is inherently fun, can be addictive and is great for killing some time when you’re bored, especially since its controls aren’t complicated in the slightest. You can just jump in and have some fun, whether you’re in college or at work during your break, so it’s perfect for a quick blast to cure your short-term boredom. Just don’t expect it to grasp your attention for a longer amount of time.
This simple but sweet game can be quite habit forming, especially if you and a couple of friends are competing for the best score and seeing who can advance the furthest. It’s easy to play, enjoyable, and free, so who’s complaining? What’s the highest score you can reach?