From Wikipedia: “The knife game, or 5-finger fillet, is a trick wherein a person places the palm of his or her hand down on a table with fingers apart, using a knife, or sharp object, the performer attempts to stab back and forth between their fingers, moving the object back and forth, trying to not hit them”
iDare from The Game Creators is essentially an iphone version of the “five finger fillet” game, albeit a considerably safer version. In iDare, you tap between the image of the hand as fast as you can – the faster you can go without stabbing the hand, the higher your score. Your finger follows the movement of a green panel, which lights up between the fingers in a number of different sequences.
There are four patterns to choose from including ordered, split, double split and random – ordered (1,2,3,4,5,6) and split (1,2,1,3,1,4,1,5,1,6,1) being the two most common forms of the real-life hand and knife game.
If you miss the space between the fingers and stab the hand with the pencil you’ll hear a little scream. It’s not realistic, but it is kind of funny. Speed, accuracy and score are all shown at the top of the screen.
The graphics in iDare are OK, nothing special. The gameplay is kind of repetitive (as is the real game!) but can be fun for a minute or two. What’s really dissapointing about this game though – is the in-game ads. It may be free, but I can’t stand advertisements – even in free apps.
Bottom Line: A pick-up-and-play game. Fun for a few minutes. Ads are annoying.
iDare requires the 2.0 iPhone software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.