The summer season is nigh upon us, a time of barbecues, road trips, music festivals, and lazy, lazy evenings. On the other hand, it can also be a time for ordering in pizza, chilling with your Netflix (see what I did there?), and spending all day playing games. Those sound like pretty good summer options, too.
Both games each have their unique pros and cons, and we at Gadzooki gave these two a whirl and are here to share with you what we loved, hated, and were on edge about these games. Let’s get started!
Color Switch is a visually-appealing action game where you take a bouncing ball through hoops and obstacles as it switches colors and collecting stars as you go. The rules do sound very simple: the ball can only safely pass through obstacle pieces of the same color. This means youre going to have to timeyour jumps right, and control how high or how quickly this ball goes from one point to another. However, be warned: this ball will explode into so many Fruity Pebble pieces even at the slightest touch of a different color, and you’ll have to go back to very start.
This is where Color Switch starts testing not just your control and your concentration, but also your patience. The ball on Color Switch obeys the rules of gravity, which means once you miss a jump and fall, hit a different color, and go back to Start. It also does not have any Save points, which means going through each stage in varying difficulty color rotations and difficulty levels over and over again. My partner and I spent a good long hour on this game together, nd there’s a very good reason why he’s nicknamed it “FlappyBall”.
However, Color Switch’s flat interface, smooth graphics motion and bright colors gainst a charcoal-gray background make this gamenot just visually appeaing, but also lessens the eye strain. Uforgiving as the gameplay is, the controls are incredibly simple, which just might be why this game is so addicting. All it takes to take yourself back into another round of nail-biting color-jumping and timing is a tap of your finger.
Our verdict? Color Switch is an incledibly simple game to play, but perilous to master. If you’re looking for a visual game and have a lot of time, taps, and patience, this game just might be the one for you.
If you’re a kid of the 90’s, this game might get you all nostalgic, and for all the right reasons. Slither.io is the spiritual successor to Nokia’s iconic Snake, where you guide a cute, colored snake as it consumes bright orbs of light from grubhood to its final majestically enormous form.
However, the similarities of Slither.io and its predecessor pretty much stop there. No walls to bump into and die on! No dying if you slither over yourself! And most certainly, no food expiration!
Your snake’s natural habitat is a hexagonal-tiled plane where light orbs – i.e., food – pop up aplenty. However, you are not alone in this little world. Other players (and their snakes) will also be vying for orbs to eat. You won’t have any trouble going loopy over yourself; however, bumping into other snakes will kill you and utrn you into tasty, tasty orbs for other snakes to feast on. (Oy.)
If you play this on your PC or laptop, the only way you can tell your snak where to slither is with your mouse; your directional keys are pretty useless here, so be ready to get comfortable with your mouse. Clicking will make your snake speed up for a short period of time, so use this wisely to escape potential entrapments, and try not to run headlong into other snakes.
Slither.io’s gameplay is pretty relaxed, as long as you can keep your cool, have quick reflexes and a keen awareness of your surroundings. It’s a delight to watch your snake grow as it noms – just try to keep it alive, alright?
Color Switch and Slither.io, two of this summer’s hottest games, have a lot to offer mobile gmes out there. Color Switch’s pleasing visuals and dynamic gameplay will keep you on the edge of your seat and eyes glued to the screen for long hours. Slither.io is perfect for those who prefer to chill and be rewarded for their efforts gradually, and just motly keep out of other people’s way. Whichever you decide to play, just remember to have fun.