Bounce your way to the leaderboard
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 08 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Fun gameplay, playful graphics, not many ads
Gameplay doesn't evolve
Splash for Android is a low-key arcade game that is really only as frustrating as you want it to be. There’s obviously no story in this game. You’re a bouncing blob that splashes itself around as it bounces from one block to the next. You never get any more context than that.
I’m the type of gamer who likes to be given a reason for doing something. If I’m doing something just for the sake of doing it then I usually don’t have very much fun, which is why arcade games can be difficult for me to get into. But this is one that I could easily spend 10 or 15 minutes playing and actually find myself a bit refreshed after playing it.
All you’re really doing is tapping a button which forces your blob to stomp down on the tile below it and bounce to the next one. If you’re too late or there isn’t a tile below it then you lose. It’s that simple. Starting off, the tiles you’re moving from are a pretty good size, but as you progress you’ll find that the tiles begin to get smaller and smaller. You can usually see the shadow of your ball over the tile you’re on, but when things begin to get too hectic, you’ll usually just need to rely on the rhythm of the game to feel out when you need to bounce. This is something that takes time to adjust to because you just have to get used to it.
I’m not a big fan of Ketchapp games, but I found this one pretty unoffensive. There weren’t many ads, and the gameplay seemed to be largely pretty fair.