Pulsating arcade dodger Wave Wave is all about super triangles, not hexagons

By , on March 6, 2014
Last modified 6 years, 5 months ago

Trippy zig-zagging arcade game Wave Wave is now live on the App Store.

Within five seconds of firing up Wave Wave, the similarities between it and cult twitch game Super Hexagon slapped us across the chops. You've got the pulsing vectors, the brutal difficulty, the obstacle-avoiding gameplay, and the retro chiptunes soundtrack.

However, while Terry Cavanagh's lo-fi masterpiece was about steering a triangle past enclosing walls, Wave Wave has you guiding a zig-zagging line down a winding path, trying not to touch the sides.

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Holding your finger to the screen makes the line travel upwards, while releasing your digit causes the line to plummet downwards. However, the game will regularly change your perspective on the maze without warning, flipping the action upside down or janking the camera sideways.

As you can see from our hands-on video above, it's loud, disorientating, and very tough. We also found it a lot of fun, and extremely moreish.

You can download Wave Wave from the App Store for £1.99 / $2.99 right now.

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