While each level of Caveboy Escape has a different tile layout, and that layout may appear to be random, there’s actually a set path players will need to take to reach the exit for the stage. Players move Caveboy through each maze by dragging him across groups of three matching tiles at a time, turning corners and following the path to the exit, three squares per move.
Each level in Caveboy Escape is timed, and players can collect three stars on each, depending on how quickly they find the escape path. Appxplore says the game offers “casual challenge,” as the time limit keeps players on their toes, without “being too harsh.”
Levels become increasingly complicated over time, with additional squares to navigate, and the addition of keys which must be collected before the exit is accessible.
Once players collect enough stars, they can take on survival mode, working to clear as many rooms within the labyrinth as possible before finally running out of time.