Review Wave Wave
Zig zaggy madness that may induce seizures and hallucinations
Author: Jay Feldman
Date: 10 Jul 2017, tested on ASUS Nexus 7 (2013)
Unusual graphics, addictive game play, unusual game play, one-finger controls
Uses a lot of system resources, high difficulty
Wave Wave for Android is one of those games that should come with a warning – could induce seizures. The play is simple yet frantic and perhaps conquerable only by a Rain Man type genius; assuming he doesn't blackout first.
Wave Wave is utter madness, nearly impossible and strangely addictive. Like all strokes of madness, the concept is utter simplicity: zig-zag a line through a geometric side scrolling maze without touching any of the obstacles. The pace is very fast moving and the visuals might cause spastic jitters.
The controls are simple one touch action; just tap the screen to make your line turn at a 90 degree. Each tap causes the line to zig zag back and forth. The graphics look like psychedelic kaleidoscope with intense colors and ever shifting geometric shapes. The maze changes directions and the soundtrack adds tot he intensity.
The game really goes berserk in head to head mode. I thought that meant that I’d be playing against someone online, but no; it actually just splits the screen into 2 separate games that you play simultaneously. Yeah, good luck with that one.
Wave Wave has an old school arcade feel. It’s the kind of game I'd play round after round for an hour then uninstall it and dream about it all night. Consider yourself warned.