How To Play Westworld: The Maze Without An Amazon Echo

How To Play Westworld: The Maze Without An Amazon Echo

Now that the second season of Westworld is over, freezing motor functions on a delightful, but somewhat-confusing series for the next year or two, you might feel a bit lost about what you should do next. Find another show to binge? Re-read even more fan theories? Start writing out a delightful old-timey piano cover of your favourite 1990s alt-rock song?

Don’t worry; you can still get one more hit of Westworld before the long wait begins. And I’m not talking about that terrible mobile game that Bethesda is trying to sue into oblivion — good riddance.

If you have an Amazon Echo device, check out the skill Westworld: The Maze. While it might not allow you to fulfil every one of your secret fantasies in a murder-filled version of Disney’s Frontierland, it’s a clever little choose-your-own-adventure trip that’s packed with “two hours of unique gameplay,” as its description reads. (You’ll probably be able to finish it in around 20–30 minutes, if you know your Westworld lore and make reasonable choices.)

If you don’t have an Echo, you won’t be left out of the loop — er, maze. Download the Amazon app for iOS or Android and pull it up.

Tap on the icon in the upper-right corner that looks like a small solar eclipse, but is actually a tiny speech bubble in the centre of a white circle. When prompted, say, “Alexa, open Westworld: The Maze.” Agree that you can listen to adult things, and the game will fire up.

As for the experience itself, make sure you’re paying attention to everything you’re told. You’ll have to make it through three “levels” to reach “the maze,” answering plenty of questions along the way. I was snarky in my first attempt and managed to get myself booted out of the game after two questions. What can I say; I like to test the limits.

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