Dynamic shooting at neon structures
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 04 Jul 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Chromatic is an incredibly dynamic game for Windows Phone which can take its place in the category of scrolling shooters if considering the screenshots. However, there is nothing and nowhere to scroll but the number of taps on the screen that you have to perform during the game, can count for hundreds, perhaps, even thousands.
GameplayThe goal of the game is to hold back as long as possible the flow of various figures glowing with neon colors, and to not let them reach the lower boundary of the playing field. At your disposal there can be from one to three different guns firing with single projectiles, bursts, mines and even laser beams. That is, the gun will be one but the shells may be different.
Choosing shellsInitially, you have available only one type of shells which are characterized by high rate of fire and the ability to inflict some damage. Having earned a certain amount of game points, you will get access to the second type of shells and be able to choose them directly during the game. Moreover, even the shells provided in the first game can be replaced with others. To achieve this, return to the main menu of the game and enter the section "Equip". There you will see six types of shells but in order to choose one of them you will have to first discard those that are active at the moment.
Each type of shells corresponds to a specific color. Once you find yourself in the game, you can see some small colored rectangles at the bottom of the playing field directly below the gun. By making a tap on one of them, you activate these or other ammunition. Naturally, each type of ammunition has its advantages and disadvantages. The weaker a shell is (in relation to damage), the faster the reloading of the gun occurs. Accordingly, the stronger the shell or its consequences after an explosion is, the longer the gun takes to be recharged.
Watch the damageRight above the playing field, there is a long white strip which is an indicator of damage. The more structures you miss, the emptier the indicator grows. If you can survive in the game long enough, at the top of the screen you will see a red block with a cross with which you can once recover the indicator up to its original condition. Probably, the block with the cross appears a few more times but we didn't succeed to live up to this point.
ResumeThe graphics in the game are wonderful and this can be seen on screenshots. The sound is also of very high quality but too monotonous, and after a while it starts to annoy. The game is available in two versions. The paid version differs from the free one only in lack of advertising.