Hundreds is a quick-thinking puzzle app packed with bubbles, numbers and razor-sharp circular saws. It’s both stylish and addictive, but it might just drive you mad as well.
We’re constantly amazed by the stunning 3D graphics on modern mobile games, but every now and again something different takes us by surprise – something simple. Hundreds is one of a flurry of refreshingly minimal puzzlers, finally making the jump to Android devices after its success on iOS.
The first thing to notice here is the eye-catching design, using vivid blasts of crimson red which smartly offset the variations of circular monochrome. Inside those circles are numbers which grow as you tap and hold them – but if they bump into anything mid-growth it’s game over. Don’t worry, there’s no maths involved – the goal is simply to reach a hundred points, but as you progress through the game’s levels (of which there are a hundred, obviously) there are a variety of blades and obstacles thrown in which make things much, much trickier.
Hundreds comes with its own music score and promises to be immersive, but in truth this adds very little to the gaming experience. Despite the saws and the deep blood reds you see on screen, the game doesn’t have a sinister edge which might have pushed it to the next level. At £1.99 it’s arguably more expensive than it should be too, but as a set of puzzles its challenging and very playable.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Hundreds isn’t quite the knockout app that it might have been, but it’s hard to argue with an addictive game that looks this nice. While £1.99 seems a bit steep for an app so simple, it’s well worth a punt for puzzle and strategy fans.