is an arcade redemption game
released by Namco
, notable for its retro
design and electronic
The game generates an LED maze
behind a touchscreen
. The player must then trace through the maze, using his or her finger, within the given time limit. Depending on the player's progress when time is up, arcade tickets or prizes are awarded. The most important aspect of the game is that the rate the timer ticks down increases as the player gets closer to the goal; anything less than a perfectly executed finish will usually result in losing the game.
Some players cheat the game by dragging a tiny piece of paper with their finger, or by sticking it in their shirt, in order to reduce the effect of friction.
In addition to the original game which distributes arcade tickets, Namco has also released a "merchandiser" edition which contains prizes behind locked compartments in the arcade cabinet. Upon the successful completion of a maze, the player may choose a prize from behind one of the compartments.
A "tournament edition" of the game was released which allows up to 8 players to compete.