It’s time for Apple’s Free App of the Week again! The iOS App Store is full of apps to keep us occupied, but why make all that effort when Apple has taken it upon itself to throw some gems at us for free every week. Today’s title – game in fact, usually retails for $1.99 on the App Store, but can be grabbed for free till next Thursday.
Say hello to Octagon, the truest test of your nerves, patience and your ability to cope with losing constantly. Yup, Octagon is a fast-paced minimal arcade game that will literally blow your mind. Hell, even the developers describes it as “a minimal arcade game with maximum challenge”.
The idea is simple, you’re trapped and racing through tunnels and platforms which are littered with gaps and hurdles. What do you do? Swipe left, right, or up to jump in order to navigate the treacherous environment which you will actually start remembering given the amount of times you will be retrying each level. If you like classic runner games, Octagon is like that, just on steroids.
As the floor moves beneath you, spin your world around to dodge speed bumps. Flip upside-down to avoid holes, surf on top of the Octagon—whatever you can do to survive the mad race through this trippy 8-sided tunnel.
Your progress is monitored on each level and every time you fail – which you will – it shows you percentage of that map covered by you, which is the game’s way of inviting you back in to retry since you were so close to that finish line. The best part with Octagon is how fast you can jump back into the action given that most of us would fail multiple times within the first 5 seconds.
To fortify that invitation, the adrenaline pumping soundtrack gives you powers to slow down time, or at least that is what it feels like when you have your eyes glued to the screen like a hawk, making the call to swipe right or left in literal split seconds.
We recommend that you try this game at least once on your iPhone or iPad, and why not, it’s free!
(Download: Octagon for iPhone and iPad from the App Store)
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