Expand Your Balls 100%
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 09 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III Neo
Lots of levels, addictive game play, simple controls
Uses a lot of system resources, inconvenient to play on a small screen
Hundreds for Android is an original game. It reminds me of a modern take on the classic arcade game, Qix. Classic strategy game with a a new and interesting approach.
In Qix, the point of the game was to move the joystick and section off 80% off the screen without getting zapped by the moving energy blob. Hundreds is slightly different, but kinda the same concept. You start with 1 ball on screen - easy peasy - just touch it to make it expand to 100%. The catch is, while you're touching it, the ball becomes vulnerable, and can't touch anything else while expanding, lest it go boom. Sounds simple enough, right? Wrong. Soon there are multiple balls to expand, with infinite possibilities. Expand 1 ball, or any combination of balls on screen. No matter how many balls you expand, the total percent has to be 100% to win and advance to the next level. So you can inflate 1 ball 33%, another 50% and a final one at 17%, totaling 100%. Naturally, the problem is, the more balls and obstacles on screen, the harder it is to hit 100% expansion without going boom.
The controls are very easy, literally just touch any ball on screen to make it expand, then release to stop. It's actually quite accurate and responsive, so you can expand with precision a little at a time. The higher you progress, the whacker the levels get. The sounds are good and the graphics are visually interesting, with lots of unique levels to keep your interest.
Hundreds is a real thinker. You have to use patience and strategy. The best part - the app isn't needlessly bogged down by a meaningless story or cumbersome programming. Very simple, straightforward and challenging fun. Great game to jump in and give it a whirl, then set it aside for next time.