The Impossible Game [rating: 4/5]
You know what it’s like when you pop open a can of Pringles (other potato chips are available), and you just can’t put them down, well get ready for the gaming equivalent in The Impossible Game.
If you’ve got an Xbox you may already be familiar with this title as it’s been creating a storm on there for a while already. As with most addictive games the premise is very simple, you control a red block and the one control you have is to tap the screen to make it jump. And jump is something you’ll need to do frequently as obstacle after obstacle constantly heads towards you. You can tap anywhere on the screen and while a tap will create a small jump a tap and hold will make you jump a little further.
What has been integrated well with the game is the music and this game more than any other requires you to have the sound turned on and load as the beat of the music will help you time your leaps.
The game play is thick and fast and you will also die, if a little red box can die, multiple times as you attempt to complete the game. You can complete the game using Practice mode where a flag will be placed allowing you to re-start from that point rather than from the beginning but where’s the fun in that! While the game begins with simple jumps over obstacles you will soon find yourself attempting to jump your little square up and down steps of floating blocks which will more than likely be the cause of many deaths.
Additionally there are four achievements that you can go after although you will more than likely complete them in the process of completing the game anyway so don’t add much extra value to the game. Your progress can be tracked on the stats page and you can also post it to Twitter and/or Facebook but there is no multi-player option here, it’s purely a single player addiction!
While you can track your progress there are no leader boards showing your best times or fewest jumps and this would have definitely been a nice addition and would add additional replay value once you do inevitability complete the game.
The game is relatively short and if you get your timing right you could have it completed in under an hour, but even if you do complete it that quickly it will be 99c well spent. The Impossible Game is an addictive game let down by its shortness.
- Takes addictiveness to another level
- And difficulty!
- The simplest of controls
- Infectious music
The Not So Good
- Only 1 level
- No leader boards
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Apr 20, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
Size: 5.8 MB
Seller: David Bentley
© 2010 Edward Bentley
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.