Addictive arcade game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 06 May 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Completely free, quality sound, the game is addictive, one-finger controls
Ever remember playing one of those steady hand buzzer games growing up as a child? Circle for Android may just be the first virtual adaptation of the age old steady hand test, and just like with the buzzer games it took inspiration from, this app is easy to understand but incredibly hard to master.
When I mentioned that Circle is easy to understand, that was a bit of an understatement. In this game, all you need to do is tap the screen to make your oval go higher. It will naturally keep falling, and a line in the center of the oval will be passing by - your mission is to tap the screen at the right time to ensure that your oval doesn't touch the line.
Each time you tap the screen, you will gain an extra point towards your current score, but if your oval hits the line just once, it will be game over. On top of being able to gain score from each tap, you can also guide your oval towards diamonds, and collecting these can be used after a game to spend on new oval designs.
Spending your hard earned diamonds on new ovals sounds like a strange thing to do, but I never would have thought I would be so excited to buy my first new item, and as I kept playing, I kept working towards new ovals, and this drive for more diamonds ended up making the game very addictive.
Circle is free to install, and you can earn everything you could want in the game simply by playing it, but you can purchase extra ovals with in-app purchases if you'd like, although it's important to note that these are only cosmetic and do not change the game experience at all.