I give you mere minutes before you’re completely addicted!
I’m not usually a big fan of playing games on my smartphone, but today I came across an app that I couldn’t help but get really excited about.
It’s called EDGE, and it’s a unique twist on the typical platform game. EDGE strips away all of the fantastical storytelling and vivid graphics that are staples of other platformers. In fact, EDGE is about as visually minimalist as you can get, though it looks startling sleek for a game consisting entirely of square shapes!
What it does have is fast-paced action, some devilishly tricky puzzles to solve, and a wicked soundtrack.
In EDGE, you control a colourful flashing cube that you must navigate through a 3D block world from start to finish. You’ll have to scale shifting walls, hop on and off moving platforms, and hang off the edge of walls to land on that perfect spot. Once you complete a level, the game will rate you based on your completion time and the number of tiny flashing prisms you collect along the way.
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android
Now I should warn you: you will experience a healthy dose of frustration playing this game, in part because there is a steep learning curve for controlling your cube. You move your cube with your finger, flicking its side to change direction and holding down on the screen to push it along. It can be tricky to get your cube to move as quickly as you need it to, but with time you will come to master the nuances.
Beyond that, there are particularly challenging levels that will leave you in fits. But anyone who loves playing platform games can attest to being a bit of a glutton for punishment. I remember being frustrated to tears as a kid trying to get past the hammer brothers in Super Mario, but I loved that game all the same.
I promise you will feel the same way about EDGE before too long.
The $3 price tag on EDGE might initially deter some gamers – especially considering all of the great free games out there – so you might want to test drive the free EDGE Demo available for Android. Chances are you’ll opt for the full version before too long. And once you’re through with that, you’ll need to pick up EDGE Extended, of course! Much like the classic platformer hits over the years, EDGE has a ton of replay value, so you’ll definitely get your money’s worth.