A beautifully designed arcade game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 08 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Beautifully designed, no nonsense gameplay, relaxing to play
Dulp - Color Wheel Blast for Android is a simple arcade game that really represents some of the more positive aspects of clean mobile game development. It's a game where you have to shoot colored balls to knock off the corresponding rings that orbit around a circle. It's not an endless game, but it does share a lot of similarities between them.
I thoroughly enjoyed how laid back the game felt overall. In the game, colored rings will Orbit the ball in the center of the screen. You have smaller pellets that are colored, too. You need to time your shots so they hit the rings of the corresponding colors in order to make them disappear. As you progress the mechanics change, but difficulty sort of stagnated. There were times when I would have to shoot rings a few layers in, but it never felt totally impossible, though the possibility that it does get to that point exists.
The game doesn't try to give you want crazy rewards, so that is a little bit of a bummer. Nothing ever really changes outside of the minute gameplay changes. That said, you do have to watch several full sized video ads, which is something I'm not a fan of.
All in all, I found Dulp - Color Wheel Blast to be a pretty fun arcade game, though. Gameplay was fun and fluid but not exactly the most difficult. And I really enjoyed that the game is broken into levels rather than having to play through mindlessly created levels endlessly. It's just a great reminder that games can be both simple and fun, though I'd definitely prefer less ads.