Barrier X Review: Fast Paced and Fun

Overview

Barrier X is a simple, fast-paced game where you dodge obstacles and continue as long as you can.

Developer: PinkApp

Cost: Free (In-app purchase for no ads)

Review

This is one of those games that fall into two categories. The first category is well known to

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Start Screen

everyone as a “Doctor’s Office game”. A game you can pull out anytime anywhere you have a few minutes and play. The second category is one I made up called “Just one more time”, where you’re playing it, you die, then you say, “OK, Just one more time”. Of course, “one more time” happens about a million times before you actually put it away.

The graphics are very colorful with very techno like music that compliments them very well. There are two words before and after game play; Barrier and Crashed.  Each letter represents a level that you must click to enter the level, which is a very cool and minimalist way to keep up with the levels. The game does have ads, but they aren’t intrusive nor interrupt your game play. Overall, a very well-designed app that is easy to navigate and understand.

Game Play

The game has very simple controls; tap left or right to dodge obstacles or enemies.  There are seven levels, which you think that you will fly thru, but you won’t.  As you play, every 15 seconds you speed up and after 30 seconds the next level is unlocked.  Once you have completed a minute, that level is complete.  

Conclusion

This is a very hard game to play right out of the gate.  If I had to complain about anything it would be nice if they started you out a little slower to get the hang of it, but that’s nitpicking.  Overall this game is very well-designed and easy to understand.  It also can be addicting, so watch out.  

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