Here at the iPhone App Review, we are always on the lookout for the best new arcade games on iOS. And today, we’re serving up a juicy concept with a smooth, minimalist execution. This good-looking app’s name is Nimbler, from iShare AB, and as the name suggest, you’ll want to be quick on your toes to keep up with it.
The game is fun, free and absolutely time-consuming—the three things we crave most over here at Review HQ. And if you’d like to know even more about what Nimbler is packing, you’ll find our full review below the break.
Concept and Gameplay
At first glance, Nimbler might look like a fairly easy game. It asks the player to tap circles as they appear, and to tap them the requested number of times. The user must do this before the timer on the point runs out. In other words, you’ll need to quickly tap whatever appears, and you’ll have to do it before your time limit is reached.
That might sound simple—and in a way, we suppose it is. But dear god above is it difficult! We rushed feverishly across the screen, trying our damnedest to keep up with Nimbler’s pace. But even then, this application demands a lot from its devotees. You’ll have to test the very limits of your finger-flicking skills to stay alive, and even then, you’ll often fail.
And this makes Nimbler absolutely killer. The game is a whole heaping helping of fun, and if you’re in the mood for stupid simple yet endlessly rewarding arcade title, you’ve got it right here.
Design and Interface
One of the things that makes Nimbler so good, in fact, is the way it looks. There are no distractions, no real elements to the interface: Just you and that blank wall of torture the game calls a screen. This makes the points easy to see, but ever so difficult to tap correctly.
We like the attention to detail the developers have put behind Nimbler. The varying time limits and tap limits creates a rich and rewarding atmosphere. However, it could be concluded that Nimbler is too hard.
We don’t easily cry uncle, but Nimbler is truly a fast game. If you’re not Sonic the Hedgehog, we imagine you’ll be weeping openly just trying to stay up on the action.
Despite the difficulty, Nimbler is still a unique concept with a whole lot of promise, and that deserves some attenuate. The developers have here created a deliciously simple yet tastefully hard arcade concept. That’s something we appreciate a great deal, and as such we’re giving Nimbler four out of five stars.
Really, though: If you’re looking for a totally inventive and absolutely mind-bending arcade title, look no further. Nimbler is your new best mate.
Nimbler requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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