Game Review: The Impossible Game

The Impossible Game is designed to frustrate you, and it successfully does!

Overall Score: 4/5

While the gameplay is annoyingly great and the presentation is well designed, the lasting value is sort of weak.

Gameplay: 4/5

Don’t play this if you’re easily upset. Because you will fail. Time and time again. And your phone will hate you when you throw it at the wall in frustration. In the game, you have to have precise timing in order to click and bounce your box over the incoming obstacles. Thankfully, you can place as many flag checkpoints as you want, so you don’t have to start at the beginning each time you fail. There’s a great variety in the obstacles you encounter, forcing you to vary your jump cycles and typically fail once again. So the game achieves its goal of being satisfyingly tough. It would be better if it had more levels since there are only two different levels, but it’s still good nonetheless.

Presentation: 4/5

The visuals are simple and great, but unfortunately the frame rate slowed down a few times. The music fits perfectly and doesn’t feel repetitive.

Lasting Value: 3/5

Even though the game is nearly impossible to beat, there could be some improvements to make it more fun to play over and over again. Since each level is so long, it’s almost unrealistic to beat it without using the practice flag checkpoints. If the levels were instead shorter but more numerous, it would be more fun to play since you would have a more obtainable goal. Then as you progress through those levels, they could become more difficult. The way it is now, it starts out insanely difficult, which will discourage many players.

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Title: The Impossible Game
Price: $0.99
Publisher: FlukeDude

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