Review Life of BlackHole
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 04 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One S
Fancy melody, convenient controls
Not interesting game play
Life of Blackhole is a game as meaningless and endless as the universe itself. You're presented with a throbbing spiral galaxy (with a black hole at its centre) which keeps pulling in clouds of dust and gas; with its super strong gravity. Just keep tapping away in the galaxy to watch your score slowly increase. But your tapping seems to have no effect at all on the loop of throbbing galaxy animation. Just keep tapping and tapping to increment your score. In short, the game is completely and utterly pointless.
So what exactly is this game? Is it a veiled metaphor for life itself? Is it a pet project that never got finished? Is it a competition in boredom? Or is it just a way of pushing a few ads at you, from devs who just couldn't really be bothered to make a proper game? Whatever the case, you'll be playing this until the end of time before you find any real meaning in it.
Maybe there are extra options in the Russian version that haven't made it into the English version yet? Even so, it's hard to see how this could ever be enjoyable. I mean the stuff falling into the black hole doesn't even change. I've tapped it over a thousand times, and believe me, nothing new happens.
Existence may be just as futile as this game, but you have literally nothing to lose by giving this one a miss.