If you’re a fan of iOS puzzlers with a twist, don’t miss out on Hundreds, an unusual puzzle game for the iPhone and iPad from the guys that brought you Canabalt, the popular side-scrolling platformer with retro graphics. Pitched as a game “about the space between you and the serene”, its premise involves growing floating bubbles by tapping them until they add to 100. The only problem: the bubbles turn red when touched and if they collide when red, it’s game over. If you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some bubbles to grow…
The game (via MacRumors) runs on all iPads, including the original iPad, and most iPhones starting from the iPhone 4 and up. It’s optimized for the iPhone 5 and syncs your progress between devices automatically, via iCloud.
Check out the minimalistic graphics.
Here’s the blurb:
Simple in concept, deep in design, Hundreds is a puzzle game that requires quick fingers and deep thinking.
The goal of Hundreds: Grow at least 100 points between the circles in each puzzle. Circles turn red and volatile while being grown and if they collide, it’s game over. It’s that easy.
Hundreds is a three-buck affair (until January 10 – afterwards, the price goes up) and is provided as a universal binary. I just bought a copy and five minutes into it I can already tell it’s gonna be my new time killer.
Watchful readers could note that Hundreds started out as a Flash game, but the iOS version is certainly much more refined and optimized for intuitive touch controls.
If you don’t trust me, just ask Kotaku which listed Hundreds as a potential 2013 Game Of The Year.
Those of you who took the plunge, please tell fellow readers down in the comments about your hands-on impressions.