Monster Max was a game made by Rare, published by Titus Software and was made for the Game Boy in 1994.
The game is an isometric adventure game, think along the lines of Knight Lore or Equinox in which you move around an isometric environment and solve puzzles and little tasks to progress through the game.
There seems to be variety to the puzzles with different pickups being used and more becoming available as you progress through the game. The problem for me was the view. A few times I died due to not being able to properly tell how close I was to blocks that will damage you, and would hit the blocks thinking I was getting past. It’s a shame as it’s rather good otherwise and it seems to be a game you have to think a little to tackle several rooms through each stage.
The music is really good, and for me it’s the best part of the game. Visually it’s not too bad either. It’s definitely a decent Game Boy game, just a shame about the view. I think with more time put into to it it’d get better, harder and more tricky to solve the puzzles,
Verdict: Tentatively recommended