Impossible Road Review
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Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Kevin NG

Impossible Road is a game that a few buddies of mine have been talking about for a while now. Claiming that it is a throwback to the old school days of gaming. When I asked them how it was a throwback I was told “that it just was” Hey who am I to argue with that kind of logic? Still this is a game that has been getting a great deal of positive attention. And so far Kevin NG has not made a game that I did not like. So It was with great excitement that I downloaded Impossible Road.

The intentional minimalistic art style here is just amazing. There really is not a great deal to look at and the techno soundtrack adds to the way the game looks. The Impossible Road that you will be travelling is a blue and black design and it blends from one to the other, but apart from this the rest of this gaming world is just pure white. It sounds very odd I know, but it works really well.

So the idea of Impossible Road is that you need to guide the ball or as the game calls it vessel, but to me it just looks like a ball. Anyway you need to guide this down the long and winding and totally randomly generated Impossible Road. Your goal is simple to score as high a score as possible and the way that you do this is by getting as far down this Impossible Road as you possibly can.

The control is very simple you touch the left side of your devices screen to make the ball turn left and I am sure you have guessed it that to turn right you touch the right hand side of the screen. It is very easy and anyone in the world would be able to pick this up. But this is one tough game and I mean really tough. You will need to try and keep your eyes a few feet ahead of you so that you know what kind of turn or jump is coming up. A jump can be the most terrifying thing in the world as when the ball lands it can be really tough to get the ball back under control quickly.

One thing really interesting though is that if you fall of the Impossible Road it is not just a case of game over. You see you have a split second in order to land on another part of the track below you. I have seen some pretty amazing videos online of people who can just keep dropping down and perfectly landing on other pieces of the track. This is a skill that you will need to learn. Not just to save your own butt, but because this really makes your score that much more impressive.

For me this is a really addictive game. It is one of those games where you tell yourself that you will just have one more go. And half an hour later you are still playing. This is a game that is easily worth a couple of bucks and one that I highly recommend you download.

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