iSquares! review (iPod/iPhone)September 21, 2011
♫ “I wonder why I love you baby, I guess it’s just because
You’re so square, baby I don’t care”
10 word description: Dodging game. Drag black square, avoid red squares. Game Center.
10 word review: Simple yet addictive. The most basic graphics imaginable. Power-ups…
You will like this if you enjoy: Extremely simple games. Casual games where each attempt lasts less than a minute.
The good news: It’s fairly addictive. Performance is good – if it wasn’t, there would be no valid excuse. Power-ups save it as they introduce much needed variety to the basic dodging. It’s encouraging that you can have both a black (positive) and a red (negative) power-up / power-down active at the same time.
The bad news: It’s a game where you move a black square around, dodging red squares and colliding with other black squares. Power-ups occasionally appear as black or red circles. And that’s it. No different modes, no permanent upgrades, nothing to unlock, just that basic game. Over and over again.
Arcadelife verdict: Would it be fair, or relevant, to compare this with Infinity Blade? Or Space Miner? Not really, which is why I hardly ever compare iOS games in these reviews. It is what it it is and, for a few minutes, it’s fairly entertaining. And then you move on. If Doodlejump was still the pinnacle of iPhone gaming (was it ever?), then this game would deserve a shot at the title. However, I’ve seen and played far worse and far less interesting iPhone games than this and so, probably, have you.
Arcadelife rating: 60/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.2
iSquares! website link