Review The Impossible Game
Jump over obstacles at frenetic pace
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 22 Apr 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Quality soundtrack, dynamic game play, simple controls
High difficulty, monotonous game play, paid continuation
The Impossible Game is one of the toughest arcade games of the category of runners which many of you know from a version for Symbian-smartphones. The game features a minimalistic style and you won't see here neither striking special effects, nor colorful characters, nor diverse locations. Everything happens at a single monotonous background, and you will manage the most ordinary cube. However, the game does not claim to be three-dimensional, so it is not even the cube but the ordinary square.
We want to right now warn people with mental disorders - run from this game as far as possible and do not even dare to think about testing your nerves for strength with it. The least that can happen if you don't listen to us and install the game, is that you will just scare away everybody around you with loud cries of irritation. Under maximum we can mean the sudden death of your smartphone, because it would not survive an encounter with a wall or floor.
GameplaySo, the essence of the game is that you have to deliver the previously mentioned square to the finish line. At first you will get a feeling that it keeps standing on one spot, but after a few seconds various obstacles will start emerging from the right edge of the screen that create an illusion of moving. With the help of taps on the screen, you can make the square jump to a small height and at the same time it manages to make a quarter turn and land on the other plane.
By using such a remarkable ability of the square, you will do your best to prevent it from colliding with obstacles and to make it jump over them in time. As obstacles in the game there are triangles, squares and black spots similar to an abyss. In short, you need to avoid everything that is different from the smooth floor. By the way, the word "smooth" is the key one here, and if you manage to throw the square on a flat surface of the other blocks, it will slide over them with ease just like on the floor.
Game featuresThe increased complexity of the game lies in the fact that all the events in it unfold at the lightning-fast speed. To jump over all the obstacles, you will need to make the square jump at certain points with accuracy within a tenth of a second. However, some of the obstacles is not really as scary as you might think. We are talking about long strings of triangles and squares, between which a certain distance is retained.
ResumeThese sites are not difficult to pass because the main thing is to make the first jump properly. Then it will be enough to keep your finger on the screen, and the square itself will jump not only between obstacles, but also upon some of them. Another feature of the game is the soundtrack in which your reaction will play a big role. The game can be downloaded for free and tried to hold in it at least until the limit, and then you can decide on buying the full version or deleting the demo one.