Face it, we all have a few minutes of downtime throughout our days. Whether we’re waiting for the microwave to finish or the spouse to finish getting dressed, we’ve got time to kill. For many of us, we whip out our phone to get in a couple of minutes of phone-to-face time. Lately, one game, ULTRAFLOW, has been climbing up the charts, grabbing the attention of casual gamers everywhere.
ULTRAFLOW is a minimalist yet complex puzzle game based on your agility. You have a limited number of bounces to complete each level. No score. No timer. The only challenge is your smoothness.
For starters, this one is completely free, so there’s that appeal. No, there’s not even a randomly displaying add. Toss in 99 levels that get harder and more creative, and we’re hooked. The colors are muted and the overall graphics are flat, but that’s what teases you. How can it be so tough to move the “chip” from the start to the desired end? You’ll need to have finesse is some levels and speed in others; obstacles show up along the way and make things difficult. Oh, and you only have a specific number of moves to complete the round.
You might fly through the first ten levels or so but we promise you’ll run into a buzzsaw at some point. And then another. And another.