Review IMPOSSIBLE ROAD
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 30 May 2017, tested on Samsung Galaxy S III (LTE)
Minimalist, interesting game play, addictive game play
Maddening, sinister, high difficulty
Impossible Road for Android is certainly an accurate name. This game is diabolical. I can't decide it it's addictive, or downright monkey on my back.
The concept behind Impossible Road is simple: there's a blue road, suspended in time and space amidst a white backdrop. A ball drops onto the track, your mission: keep the ball on the track as it plummets down the infinitude. The road has wild twists and turns. You will suck at this game. But you also won't be able to quit.
The controls are simple, not that it matters, you're not gonna get far. Just tap the left or right corner of the screen to steer. If you -er - I mean WHEN you drive off the track, you have a brief window of opportunity to glide the ball back onto the track. It's really more of a tease than actually possibility, but you gotta try. If you are lucky enough to hit the track again, you'll be speeding out of control worse than when you drove off the side to begin with. There's no fighting it. You're gonna plummet into oblivion. Again...and again...and again.
The game is outright sinister in it's one relentless question: "AGAIN?" As if taunting your ego and daring you -nay- beckoning you to try and fail again. And you will. As did I. You'll convince yourself that this time, you'll be able to do it, and conquer this confounded game. And you will fail, again and again.
ResumeI don't know who invented Impossible Road, but I curse thee, you demented saboteurs. I hate you and your game with a passion, but I must go now, because your wretched game is taunting me to play again.