APP GUIDE: Color Switch takes tapping games to next level
GRAND FORKS, N.D. - First, there was Flappy Bird taking the game world by storm. Now, there's a new tapping game that may have replaced it as the best one on the market.
Color Switch is a new reflex game that already has shot near the top of the most-downloaded games in the App Store, with more than 50 million downloads worldwide.
The idea of the game is simple: The player taps the ball and tries to pass it through obstacles, with the ball changing colors along your path.
RATING: Five stars out of five
To cross each obstacle, the ball and the color you're passing through must be the same. Crossing the wrong colored obstacle ends the game.
The game is beautifully designed with cyan, magenta, yellow and purple obstacles set against a black backdrop. The obstacles come in all shapes and move at different speeds, becoming more difficult as you move through the course.
This game provided the most fun and addicting experience of any game I've tried in many months. While it took me a little while to get the game mechanics down -- a quicker tap makes the ball jump up the screen quicker, while a lighter and softer tap will make the ball move slower or not at all -- before long I was beating obstacles I couldn't get the hang of some five minutes earlier.
With each bad tap, I wanted to try again and prove to myself I could top the high score, providing for an addictive experience that will keep me coming back.
When I look for games, I like to find ones that are easy to pick up, addictive and not time consuming. Color Switch checks all of those boxes, and is a game I can play when I have a few quick minutes to burn.
Color Switch has become one of the most popular games for good reason. Though it can be frustrating at times, this is easily one of the best games on the market.
By Wade Rupard, Forum News Service