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"i made this game in October of '04 for Halloween and sent it to a few of my friends in an email. About 5 months later, someone had sent the same email back to my mother! It had turned into a viral email joke. I was very flattered and figured I should make a website for all the stupid prank games I've made." -Jeremy Winterrowd [1]

The Maze, more commonly known as the Scary Maze Game, is a Flash game created in October 2004. It was made by game developer Jeremy Winterrowd.

This Flash prank disguises itself as a simple maze game in which the player has to utilize their mouse cursor in order to move a blue little dot through the maze. At the start screen, there is a note informing the player that the objective of the game is to pass through all 4 levels, and the player cannot touch the walls; however, there are actually only three levels in the game. The game also explains that it is best with the volume on, but, there is no sound in any part of the game except for the very secret level 4!

Gameplay

The first two levels are easy to complete. But as the third level is reached, the walls begin to shrink and have sharp turns, making it difficult to avoid touching them. This usually makes the player concentrate on the screen. Then, near the first curve to the left of the maze sharp part, a picture of Regan MacNeil from the 1973's classic horror film The Exorcist pops up along with two loud screams, scaring the user.

The game was uploaded in 2005 on Jeremy's website, Winterrowd.com. The original version of the game had some slight differences in color, where orange/yellow with alternative text was used instead of turquoise. There an alternative version of the game used in America's Funniest Home Videos, where the face is replaced with the one from What's Wrong?,[2] due to copyright laws.[citation needed]


Reactions

Justice playing The Maze.

Many people have posted videos of other people reacting to the game. The first reaction video on YouTube was uploaded by the user CantWeAllJusGetAlong, on May 20, 2006. In the video, a young kid, Justice, is playing the maze. Then, he gets surprised by the screamer. Shocked, he starts screaming and repeatedly hitting the computer screen. He then runs to his stepdad, Chad, and starts crying. As of October 2017, the video has over 27 million views.

The most viewed Maze Game video was uploaded by YouTube user nalts and has accumulated over 43 million views as of October 2017, However, the channel was terminated by YouTube moderators.

Level 4

One of the supposed "Level 4"s

Even though only three levels exist in the game code, some videos circulated about a secret fourth level. On YouTube, there are some fake videos of people supposedly successfully going through the 3rd level and finally entering the 4th level. The earliest "tutorial" on how to get to the 4th level was uploaded by the YouTube user SoccerMomDebbie on October 19, 2008.

Other videos of the mysterious level continued to circulate. This video, which has more than 1.25 million views as of 2019 showed the cursor make a shortcut (which in practice would have killed the player) in level 3 which unlocks a trigger to level 4 (pictured); once finishing the level, the game goes back to the main screen; text asks the viewer, "care to try a little bit faster this time?"

Outside of YouTube, users on Answers.com also about how to access the level; in response, users either replied a fake way or told the asker that level 4 does not exist.[3]

The fake level 4 was confirmed that this level was actually made in Photoshop and played using Microsoft Paint Eraser.

Parodies

The Maze has been parodied on Saturday Night Live. There is also a game called Save Justin Bieber, created by Jeremy Winterrowd himself, which replaces some parts of the game with a picture of Justin Bieber and the maze color is light purple instead of cyan blue.

In The Simpsons episode "Flanders' Ladder" (Season 29) the opening segment has Bart Simpson prank his sister Lisa by having her play a game called "Genius Maze", which is a direct spoof of The Maze, however, in this spoof, the jumpscare happened very early on in the 2nd level, and has a popup of a zombie, instead of Regan.[4]

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References

Links

NOTE: The following games contain screamers!

  • Original version: winterrowd.com/maze
  • Unofficial HTML5 version: playscarymazegame.net/play-scary-maze-game/
  • Second HTML5 version: scary-maze.com/html5/
    • web.archive.org/web/20100820075301/www.winterrowd.com/maze/scary-maze-game.swf
  • Orange version: web.archive.org/web/20051223121743/winterrowd.com/maze1.swf
  • Save Justin Bieber version: winterrowd.com/savebieber/
    • web.archive.org/web/20191030110327/www.winterrowd.com/savebieber/save-justin-bieber.swf
  • America's Funniest Home Videos version: winterrowd.com/afvmaze
    • web.archive.org/web/20190923130311/www.winterrowd.com/afvmaze/the-maze-afv.swf
  • 4online.net/flash/maze-game.html
  • web.archive.org/web/20151208171129/akk.li/swf/maze.swf

Showcase video

  • youtube.com/watch?v=0WjDrQ0IhBw

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Comments



Lawiki1534

20 months ago
Score 16++
I remember when I was shown this back in '07; totally scared me.

ScreamerWiki123

16 months ago
Score 9++
Me too, i remembered when i got scared back in 2010s.

SwiftMantis

12 months ago
Score 1++
Let’s face it it scared everyone. I remember hearing about it all the time and actually having a phobia of playing it.

SwiftMantis

12 months ago
Score 1++
We’re gonna remake this.

Anonymous #1

8 months ago
Score 4++
I cried when i played this for hours

Anonymous #2

8 months ago
Score 4++
My mom showed me this and i just cried for hours and hours

Anonymous #3

8 months ago
Score 1++
They should've called scary maze game The Heart Attack Challenge,

Anonymous #22

6 months ago
Score 0++

Ah yes, my favorite screamer.

"The Heart Attack Challenge"

Anonymous #4

8 months ago
Score 4++
i did not jump

Anonymous #20

7 months ago
Score 1++
Me neither!

Anonymous #1

8 months ago
Score 6++
I always disliked the fact that the exorcist girl was in this. it didn't fit.

Anonymous #5

8 months ago
Score 4++
the maze itself seems scarier

Anonymous #6

8 months ago
Score 1++
i miss winterrowd

Anonymous #7

8 months ago
Score 1++
RIP Winterrowd

Anonymous #9

8 months ago
Score 1++
Did he die?

Sarah davis

5 months ago
Score 1++
Winterrowd is a website not a human

Clener74

5 months ago
Score 1++
Actually, Winterrowd is a man, who created the site and named it after himself. I know the original poster is referring to the site by saying "RIP Winterrowd", but I'd say it's not unreasonable to mistake his post as referring to Jeremy himself.

SkyBlueCat

5 months ago
Score 1++
Reply to @Clener74: if someone calls "Winterrowd" without his second name then he was talking about his website or calling "Jeremy Winterrowd" means he's actually talking about him not the site

Clener74

5 months ago
Score 1++
I was merely entertaining the thought, but even then you're wrong. That's down to personal choice and you can't speak for the original poster's.

Anonymous #8

8 months ago
Score 1++
This is why you never trust mazes.

Anonymous #7

8 months ago
Score -30++
The worst game that needs to be illegal

SkyBlueCat

7 months ago
Score 2++
there is no illegal about this game.

Anonymous #21

6 months ago
Score -2++
im suing the creator of this game, because the scary girl stole my milk😡😡😡😡 and he killed my uncle ben

Anonymous #10

8 months ago
Score 0++
shit my pants

Anonymous #11

8 months ago
Score 9++
I just love this game as a kid

Anonymous #12

8 months ago
Score 4++
The maze actually looks scarier itself O_O

Anonymous #13

8 months ago
Score 4++
Let's talk about the facts about this game here.

Anonymous #14

8 months ago
Score 1++
Does anyone know the car location? i hope its france.

Anonymous #14

8 months ago
Score 1++
Does anyone know the car location? i hope its france.

Anonymous #14

8 months ago
Score 1++
Oh wait sorry wrong page HHEHE

Anonymous #14

8 months ago
Score 1++
Oh wait sorry wrong page HHEHE

Anonymous #14

8 months ago
Score 4++
Anyways, i dont know, it seems like an easy flash game to me.... ^^

Anonymous #15

8 months ago
Score 4++
I know how to remake the same scary maze game in flash. just simple coding

Anonymous #16

8 months ago
Score 1++
i think it might have been made in 1999 or late 2000s. Correct me if i'm wrong

Anonymous #17

8 months ago
Score 1++
It was made in flash i think

Anonymous #18

8 months ago
Score 1++
well.... it was made by wintterowd and he did make it famous

Anonymous #19

8 months ago
Score 9++
It's a very easy flash game to remake, they should make a remastered one for the xbox one

DickCheese44

8 months ago
Score 1++
Im trying to find a simple code for the game

Anonymous #36

3 months ago
Score 0++
it was a very simple flash game code i guess, and jeremy wanted to prank his friends

Anonymous #20

7 months ago
Score 1++
How is the HTML5 version unofficial?

SkyBlueCat

6 months ago
Score 1++
because the Version is not the same

DevinMillar

7 months ago
Score 1++
This was hilarious to me. But I was a little afraid of playing it for a while though... Lol

SkyBlueCat

6 months ago
Score 1++
Finder Lurker

Anonymous #23

5 months ago
Score -1++
can someone add this: gamejolt.com/games/Scarymazeclickteam/532339 to the screamer wiki?

SkyBlueCat

5 months ago
Score 0++
are you SuperMarioJustin4?

Anonymous #24

5 months ago
Score 1++
DAAHAHAHHHHHHH!!!!...........................DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!

Anonymous #25

5 months ago
Score 1++
my dad made me play this when i was a kid, and i cried in my room for the entire night and wasn't able to forgive him. thanks dad!!

Anonymous #26

5 months ago
Score 0++
Is/was that fourth level from that youtube video real or not?

Gordon Ramsay03 Criticism

4 months ago
Score 0++
Its fake

Anonymous #36

3 months ago
Score 0++
there is no 4th level, it was an ms paint edit

Anonymous #27

5 months ago
Score 1++
THAT MAZE GIVES ME CHILLS

Anonymous #28

5 months ago
Score 1++
Who knew some game rip-off of the Exorcist would become such a trend for the reaction videos..

Anonymous #29

5 months ago
Score 1++
This was the original. and most well-done screamer flash game.

Anonymous #30

5 months ago
Score 1++
my uncle made me play this as a kid and i was mad at him for a week

Anonymous #31

5 months ago
Score 1++
that maze is cursed

Anonymous #32

4 months ago
Score 1++
The very first flash every 2000s-born remembers.

Anonymous #33

4 months ago
Score 0++
Gee, I wonder how many videos of this are on AFV.

Anonymous #34

4 months ago
Score 1++
r.i.p. flash :'(

Gordon Ramsay03 Criticism

4 months ago
Score 0++
It's sad!

Anonymous #35

4 months ago
Score 2++
RIP The Maze 2004-2020

Anonymous #37

2 months ago
Score 1 You
the game that started it all

Anonymous #37

2 months ago
Score 0 You
i wish Robbie came to flash games but everyone is gone now

Anonymous #37

2 months ago
Score 0 You
that level 4 was created out of ms paint

Gordon Ramsay03 Criticism

one month ago
Score 0++
How

Anonymous #37

2 months ago
Score 0 You
my aunt played this, she didnt even move

Gordon Ramsay03 Criticism

one month ago
Score 0++
This is eormulated in flash

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
my grandma almost died from this

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
Dont play if you want to live

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score -1 You
what a lazy pop up

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
Old but gold

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 1 You
I pranked my mom good with this

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 1 You
Im surprised everyone still comments

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
My little story: my little brother watched me play this one day and when he saw the pop up he made the scream sound all day long at school, but got suspended

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
AAAAAAAH AAAAHHHHHH

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
DAHAHHAAAA DAAAHHHAAAAA

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
be careful, she spooky

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
SPOOKY

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
You spooked me

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 0 You
Thankfully i have my anxiety pulls

Anonymous #37

one month ago
Score 1 You
there is this glitch where when you hold down left click, you could go wherever you wanted
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