The Impossible Game Review
- Platforming in its purist form.
- Pulsing electronic soundtrack.
- Practice mode for difficult sections.
- More or less an extended exercise in recall than skill.
- Only one level to complete.
One level may sound like you've been shorted content for The Impossible Game, but until you can manage to finish it without practice mode it'll seem like too much content.
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Originally an XBox 360 Arcade title, The Impossible Game has now made a home for itself on the App Store, bringing whole bags of frustration that will either inspire you to victory or crush your spirit in anger.
The premise for The Impossible Game is simple: Finish the level. There's only one level to complete, but getting to the end will require sharp reflexes and a keen memory to get there intact. When you begin, your block will slide out of control along the level leaving you to tap the screen in order to jump obstacles and gaps in the way, while holding down will keep you jumping up and down until you let go.
To match the game's simple gameplay, the levels are rendered entirely out of solid black lines, blocks and triangles. While playing in the game's normal mode a thumping electronic soundtrack will pulse, providing a handy way to memorize and time your jumps. A 'practice' mode is available, allowing you to drop a flag that you can continue from, giving you a chance to practice particularly tricky sections of the level. Such simplicity is beguiling and quickly punishes players for their complacency with sections of rapid jumping followed by complex timed jumps.
Thanks to the quickly paced gameplay, the impulse to 'beat' the game is initially quite strong, but a string of badly timed jumps can turn a fun session in to a frustrating one. Only one level seems like a small amount of content, but if you can stand the heat it'll keep you occupied for days on end.
DescriptionFeatured as App of the Week!
#2 in the US!
#2 in Canada!
The best selling Xbox Live Indie Game comes to iPhone and iPod Touch - it's quite possibly the world's hardest game!
With just one control, tapping the screen to jump, guide your orange square over spikes and jump onto blocks to get to the end of the level. Any mistake will result in instant death and a respawn at the beginning of the level. With an awesome soundtrack synced to the game you’ll quickly become addicted!
Also included is a Practice Mode, allowing you to lay checkpoints along the way. Try and unlock medals throughout the game, including beating the game with no flags. Check out the Stats page, where you can show off to your friends how far you got on Twitter and Facebook!
Praise for The Impossible Game on iPhone:
"The most original platform gaming I've ever experienced... A ton of fun"
- Touch Arcade
"Lovely, clean graphics and addictive music"
"Words can't describe how 'right' this feels."
"An incredible ride. High-tempo, life-or-death, and completely seamless. 4/5"
- 148 Apps
"A great boredom buster. 9/10"
- NXT Gamer
"A minimalistic yet very stylish design that draws you in and keeps you coming back for more"
- App Advice
More Info: http://flukedude.com/theimpossiblegame
What's New in Version 1.6.0- Now optimised for the wider iPhone 5 screen
- Game Center added in Medals section
- Facebook and Twitter features fixed