Lost in Maze! Episode 47: Robby vs. The Tin Toy Bots. Featuring The Evil Master's Conehead Bots

Lost in Maze! Episode 47: Robby vs. The Tin Toy Bots. Featuring The Evil Master's Conehead Bots
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collapseAbout »Lost in Maze! – Robby vs. The Tin Toy Bots«

It is yet another chapter of the epic story of Robby, the unflagging helper of humanity: Our merry band was just making it out of the vastnesses of the Octopus Nebula, when suddenly ...

… or so goes the story.
Help Robby the robot clearing the mazes – but beware of the conehead bots! As Robby grabs one of the power pellets he becomes invincible for a short time while the conehead bots turn blue.
Good news: You will collect an extra live for every 10000 points (but you may not have more than five lives in stock).

"Lost in Maze!" is a variant of "JavaScript-PacMan 3D" (using slightly different configurations), which is one of the famous family of "JavaScript-PacMan" games. "Lost in Maze!" comes with a total of 15 levels in 3 sets and an extra shuffle play mode. The game is written in pure JavaScript and doesn't require any plug-ins or other extensions. If Flash-Player 9.0 or higher is detected, an additional Flash-movie is used to provide the sounds.

The use of sound may affect the animation speed of the game.
Set the sound slider to zero to optimize the game for slower machines.

About "JavaScript-PacMan":
"JavaScript-PacMan" is around for some time and has now evolved to a bunch of games with different features. All games share a common code base that has continously evolved from the very beginning. (Yes, there are some lines of the original code living on in this game!) The first version was designed as a demo-page for then advanced JavaScript-animation techniques (for Netscape Navigator 3.0) and was published in late 1996/Jan.1997. It might well have been the first arcade style game on the web implemented in JavaScript only!

Interested in the robots? – Have a look at the robots' family portrait.

Moving / Controls

Use the cursor keys or the numeric keypad to guide Robby through the maze.

You may also use the following keys:


Other controls:

  N....New game
P or ESC....Pause / resume

Touch Screens / Mouse Control

Control the Robby by strokes (mouse gestures) at the maze:

  • Click (tap) anywhere in the maze and drag the pointer in the desired direction.
    (You may steer in advance, not only when Robby is just encountering a crossing.)
  • Double-click (tap rapidly twice) to pause/resume the game.
  • Use the "New Game" button to start a new game.
  • Special Moves:
    You may even use compound gestures (e.g.: left and up in a single movement): Steer in the first direction, keep the mouse down and steer in the next direction just after the turn.
    This may be especially useful to navigate through winding passages as you haven't to click again for every turn.

Levels and Layouts

You may select any of these sets of maze-layouts from the "Mazes" pop-up menu:

  • Continuous: Travel trough all 15 levels available at once.
  • Shuffle Play: Pick a random mix from all levels available.
  • Space Levels: Five levels dedicated to the outer space theme. (© mass:werk)
  • Alternate Levels: A set of another 5 levels. (A set from JavaScript-PacMan 3D, © mass:werk)
  • Pac Levels: Sweet memories of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man (5 levels).

Sound Integration

A tiny Adobe Flash movie (swf-file) is used as a simple sound player in case that Flash Player 9.0 or higher is detected. This provides a robust cross-browser sound integration in absence of any real world standard for sound integration and scripted sound control. Flash is not used for any other purpose – the game works just the same without the Flash plug-in. (Even the volume control is implemented in DHTML, just for the fun of it.)


Page, scripts, and images: © 1996-2008 Norbert Landsteiner, mass:werk – media environments

All rights reserved. No copying or publication without the author's written permission.

3D-images rendered with POV-Ray 3.6.
Title typogrophy: SpacePatrol.ttf, TrueCrimes.ttf.

Version History

»Lost in Maze! – Robby vs. The Tin Toy Bots« – released in december 2008 (based on JavaScript-PacMan 3D).

March 2009: Fixed opcity effects for MSIE.
Sept 2009: Added support for Google Chrome Frame.

Previous versions of JavaScript-PacMan:

  • 2008: JavaScript-PacMan 3D – the new 3D-version of JavaScript-PacMan
  • 2007: JavaScript-PacMan 2 – new design & enhanced features
  • 2004: unified cross browser version and DOM compatibility, random maze generator
  • Aug. 1997: bigger maze for bigger screens, smooth animations (for NS 4.0 layers, MSIE 4.0 css)
  • Dec. 1996 / Jan. 1997: first release (for Netscape 3.0 and 12" screens)

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