Challenging games are in fashion. Every day, we leave behind detailed and complex games, and welcome instead hectic and challenging ones into our lives, perfect for a quick game on our mobile. Reflex games are all the rage and every day we seem to find more new ones.
To begin with, most of these games have some form of special feature that make them unique: original or captivating gameplay or carefully crafted, minimalist graphics. But what all these games have in common is that they are based on a "fail and repeat" basis, so a game usually lasts no more than about 30 seconds.
If you're someone who's up for a challenge: feast your eyes on these apps and improve your reflexes! Will you be able to survive more than 30 seconds?
This is one of the most unique and challenging games that we've found in recent times. One More Line needs your complete attention. The goal is simple, like most of these types of games: don't crash into any obstacles. However, the gameplay can be difficult to understand at first and even when you think you've got it, One More Line continues to be extremely complicated.
To cut a long story short, it's about making and linking circular routes together to avoid obstacles, which that may seem easy at first glance. We'll save you the surprise: it's not easy at all.
In Ztatiq, everything revolves around a maze of shapes. In this rad reflex game, your goal is simply to survive, making your way through the retro maze that you're in. In Ztatiq, your only option is use your mobile and swing it to move through the various shapes that you find on your path.
You'll get hooked on this one, and the soundtrack is just great too.
Set in a neon world, WaveRun is one of the latest games in this genre that has got us hooked. Using the fantastic controls, you just need to follow the line and make sure you collect all the green dots that appear in front of you. Oh, and don't forget rule number one: avoid the red lines, as these will kill you instantly. You've gotta switch from one line to the other at the right moment, taking into account that the lines are intertwined and after a while it gets difficult to distinguish which is which.
If you are looking for a quick-reflex minimalist game, the search is over, 'cos there is nothing better than Circle Stop. In this vibrant, addictive game you'll barely have the time to catch your breath. Tap the screen to move the colored dots onto the right path, while trying not to miss your chance. Remember that you have only three attempts, so don't get stressed and try to enjoy the amazing soundtrack that comes with this exciting game.
Think you've got the hang of it already or have you still gotta get some practice in?
ROB-O-TAP is an exciting reflex game in which your aim is to change the obstacles so that the robot can fly safely. This game's got an amazing design and some really nicely detailed graphics, and has nothing to do with all those minimalist style games that have boomed recently. ROB-O-TAP puts your reflexes to the test and drops you in a world where you are responsible for the robot's life.
Think you've got what it takes to make his life easier?
Mmm Fingers is one of those seemingly harmless games that appears to be really easy at first glance. Bright colors? Light-hearted graphics? Yes, but that doesn't mean you're not gonna die a zillion times. In this frustrating and fun adventure, you use your finger to draw the path. Drag it across the screen, avoiding all the obstacles in your way and pleeeease, don't take your finger off the screen... Do you like impossible challenges? Well, here's one for ya.
Rotate has a great abstract design and is full of nice shapes and colors. With just one quick glimpse, you know this is gonna be frustrating, challenging... and entertaining. All you have to do, is survive as long as possible without being squashed by one of those fiendish wheels and without leaving the screen. D'ya think you're up for it? Timing is what is vital in Rotate, as you need to try to move the yellow square from one wheel to another by tapping at the right time.
Hyper Trip is a 3D maze game with some amazing graphics that stand out from the rest. This version of the classic mobile "snake" game is really addictive, and you just have to click on either side of the screen to turn the snake and avoid hitting the walls. It's frantic and that's why it's so hard to play for a long time.
Although, let's face it: you'll keep trying over and over again.
If you're into seriously impossible games, Daddy Long Legs is your best bet. Actually, the idea is simple: help the spider to get as far away as possible. However much you try, you'll struggle to get this clumsy spider to stand up straight and walk properly. We particuarly like being able to watch a video of your last game, and laugh at the ridiculousness of the spider.
Two Shapes, One Brain is a casual, minimalist game where achieving a high-score is not exactly an easy feat. Here the challenge is twofold: press your finger or let go, to change shape and make sure it matches the one that is approaching you at a dangerous speed. If you though it would be hard to deal with one shape, well here you've got two. And of course, the game gets faster and faster as the time passes.
Does your resume says you work well under pressure? Prove it!