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The minigame, a popular community idea created by players Wurp and Rythen, was originally known as Snow Sprint and was based off of the Snowman maze in the 2014 Christmas Chaos minigame. When their idea was accepted, the name was changed to Monster Maze in order to allow a greater variety of enemies beyond snow- and Christmas-themed mobs.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 Maps
- 3 Kits
- 4 Rewards
- 5 Achievements
- 6 History
- 7 Snow Sprint
- 8 External links
Players spawn on a platform in the centre of the map, designated by green clay. When Monster Maze begins, players are given a total of ten seconds to orient themselves to the map. After, the walls around the players fall and the players all try to reach the first safe zone. In each round, a safe zone will randomly appear on the map, marked by a 3x3 square of green clay and a beacon. After a round is over, when the new safe zone spawns, the beacon from the previous safe zone will disappear, and the safe zone will begin to disintegrate.
Different mobs (varies each map) wander randomly around the map and travel at slow speed. Upon contact with a mob the player will take a great deal of knockback, and 2 damage points (1 heart) which they cannot regenerate from, except for players using the Body Builder kit.
There is a known "exploit" during normal gameplay involving spamming jump while running to go faster. This glitch is not punishable, as it is regular behaviour in Minecraft.
|Jumper||You have springs attached to your feet! Bouncy... bouncy... bouncy...||You can jump five times.||Free|
|Body Builder||Your health just keeps getting better!||Your max health increases by one heart when you are the first to a safe pad. Maximum of 15 hearts.||2000 Gems|
|Snowballer||Slow enemies so they can't get to their Safe Pad in time!||Receive one snowball every 2.0 seconds. Maximum of 16.||4000 Gems|
|Repulsor||You love to watch monsters fly away... Caw...||Click with coal to use repulse.||Earn all achievements|
The list below shows the maximum sum of Gems a player may earn at any given time without any boosters of any sort. Gem earnings are rounded down and sorted alphabetically, excluding variables.
- See also: Achievements#Mineplex Level
|Maze Master||Win 40 games of Monster Maze||1200 gems|
|Hard Mode||Win a game without using any kit abilities||1000 gems|
|Ninja||Win a game without touching a monster||1200 gems|
|Speedy McGee||Be the first to the Safe Pad 50 times||1000 gems|
|Die Already!||Survive pass the 10th Safe Pad||1200 gems|
|Pilot||Get hit by a monster and land on the Safe Pad||800 gems|
September 8th, 2016
- [Added] Monster Maze is now officially released.
October 15th, 2015 - Monster Maze Beta
April 14th, 2015
- [Changed] Snow Sprint idea accepted by Dooskee.
December 26th, 2014
- [Added] Snow Sprint idea posted.
Snow Sprint was the initial idea which resulted in the creation of Monster Maze. It was suggested by forum users Wurp and Rythen, and is one of only few Mineplex games that were implemented based on a community suggestion.
While Snow Sprint was never implemented as envisioned by the creators, the following shows the features, kits, maps and achievements originally proposed.
Differences between Snow Sprint and Monster Maze
|Context||Snow Sprint||Monster Maze|
|The maze.||The maze is a platform with a single block of width and no walls.||The maze is walled off on the sides.|
|After the initial ten seconds.||A snowman encased by ice at the center of the map is released.||The walls of the maze drop down.|
|During the round.||Every five to ten seconds, a new snowman spawns at the center of the map.||More mobs spawn at the edges of the map as the game goes on.|
|The goal of the round.||The winner is determined by the player that stays alive the longest.||Players must reach the beacons around the map.|
|Hyper||3 units of sugar||Sugar Rush - Player receives Speed buff for 2-3 seconds when pressing the Use Item/Place Block key with sugar equipped.||Free|
|Jumper||None||Jump - Player can jump a maximum of 3 times before jump is disabled.||4000 Gems|
|Intervention||Snowballs||Throw Snowball - Player can throw snowballs at enemy players. Upon contact, target receives Slowness II debuff for one second. Receive 1 snowball every 5 seconds; maximum unknown.||5000 Gems|
|Fazer||3 ender pearls||Confuse - Player can throw ender pearls at snowmen. Upon contact, target reverses direction for a few seconds.||6000 Gems|
|Blink||3 eyes of ender||Intangibility - Player receives Invisibility buff for 3 seconds when pressing the Use Item/Place Block key with eyes of ender equipped. While in this state, all snowmen phase through the player.||Unlock all Snow Sprint achievements.|
|0.25x||x seconds survived|
|Snow King||Win 100 Snow Sprint games.||TBD|
|Sugar Rush||Win 50 games using the Hyper kit.||TBD|
|Can't Touch This||Survive for 3 minutes.||TBD|
|Go Away||Hit 500 snowmen with ender pearls with the Fazer kit.||TBD|
|Slow N' Steady||Win a game without sprinting.||TBD|
|Snow Sprint Master Acheivement||Unlock all Snow Sprint achievements.||Blink kit.|
- Official Monster Maze discussion thread. Archived from the original on June 17, 2017.
- Official Snow Sprint acceptance thread. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015.
- Wurp's profile page
- Rythen profile page