They are hardy miners. They are stuck down there, trapped with seemingly no way out. They are supposed to be best friends, and it is your job to get them the hell out of there! Best Friends Forever 3 is a cool twist on the usual puzzler where you need to escape something. And I mean it isn't as bad as some games I've played. This one I even found while watching a friend of mine play it in class, I inquired as to what it was and decided I'd play it. To be quiet frank, he said it was a touch easy, and the puzzles were not very creative, and he happens to be right.

This game puts you in charge of 3 miners who are all trying to get home for various reasons.. one to his wife, another to some booze... you get the picture. The back stories are not as important as the control elements tho. You see you must control all 3 miners and make them work together if you are ever to get out of the cave alive. This can include everything from holding down switches for each other, using a pick axe to break through, even standing on each others heads is a potential technique.

This game does have a reasonable degree of complexity. Some puzzles require thought planning and execution. Also, when it comes to flash games, while the graphics weren't stellar, they fit the feel of the game nicely. Tutorials are delivered in unique fashion. Instead of being told things, you run across signage and some of it is helpful, while other signs will have you jumping into pits that you shouldn't jump into. You can clearly tell this was written by an author who likes gaming, it has a sarcastic wit to it that spells delightful. Even the very end is a joke.

The way you escape each of the 33 levels is by running your miners to the exit door, and simply have them all stand on or near it. That's it, and it really is as simple as it sounds. I mean when I say it has complexity, I mean a level might take you 2,3 maybe even 4 tries... but this is not the kind of game you will fail at beating. In fact I am fairly sure anyone can beat this game, and it doesn't take long at all.

It is so short in fact that some levels have timers placed in them where if you breath the noxious fumes for more than 30 seconds you die... you get the point about speed. For everything this game is, it isn't to bad. There is a hint of bonus content, but not much and it really doesn't give you a good reason to go and do it all. There isn't a timer for each level, and there isn't really a scoring system. Those two elements lacking means that this game has almost no replay value.

The sounds and music do fit the game, and they can easily be disabled from anywhere in the game, always a plus.

Overall I was pleased to have played this short little game, but I don't think I'll ever go back to it... just no reason at all.


Longevity: 1.5/5
Interface: 4.0/5
Addictiveness: 2.0/5
Sound: 3.5/5
Simplicity: 4.0/5

Overall: 3.0/5