\This toy is not quite as high quality as the original was. But this maze is even better. The original was made of two thick, hard, clear plastic shells, that were screwed together. This versions housing is very thin, and can be dented with a finger, (don't press too hard or that dent will become permanent). The new Playsmart models also don't have any electronics in them. Although they didn't do much more than keep time and beep in the original anyway. The ball on this model does get hung around the middle quite often, (near the blue ring on the outside) and more than it should. This can lead to having to smack it to free the ball. Now, on to the rest of the review... This model has several features that make it an improvement over the original Superplexus. The numbers are easier to see than they used to be, (but still not as easy as they could be. How about some black paint!) and the Epic comes with a stand! This version is also quieter because of the softer clear housing. The maze is even more amazing than the originals was, since it has an extra 25 obstacles. This version has teeter-totters, and funnels, and stairs, (oh my!). It's a real challenge to get through everything, and well worth the $. Once you start playing with it you won't want to put it down. Even when you aren't playing with it, it makes for an awesome decoration. A true piece of art. The Epic also has several places along the maze that allow you to start further along, so you don't have to start from the beginning every time. This is handy if you need to practice a hard spot further along. A great hands-on toy that doesn't need electricity.
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