Free Get ready to circle around and around in the new iOS game Loop Mania. It’s a one touch arcade game that is all about the quick action ideal that is dominating the App Store currently. You play as a circle, and your goal is to roll around an inner ring for as long as you can, trying to pick up coins along the way. There are other circles rolling around that you can try to avoid, or knock off of the inner ring. If another circle runs into you, it’s game over.
Loop Mania offers a minimalistic design with flat contrasting colors against a black backdrop. The game design is as simple as can be to let you focus on the challenge at hand. You simply tap for your circle to fly to the other side of the ring, and you can use that maneuver to try to avoid, or knock off enemy circles. That’s really all there is to it, but there’s a nice risk/reward score mechanic to aim for. Each time you complete a circle within the ring, your multiplier increases, and if you can keep your circle rolling without tapping the screen, your score can really rack up. You can also get a point boost by knocking off enemy circles, but that can break your multiplier if you miss, or simply tap to avoid enemies. The game is all about the endless high score arcade challenge, and it’s nice to have a little strategy involved to maximize your score, and offer replay incentive.
Loop Mania (Free, Universal) delivers fast paced iOS fun that is well worth picking up.