Casual arcade games are living a new golden age thanks to smartphones and tablets, whether Android or iOS. The fact is that after being replaced on PCs and video game consoles by simulators, football games, adventure and action titles that are much more complex, there are now back to conquer mobile devices, the perfect platforms for these genres due to their portable nature.
The geometric platformer video game
And the proof can be found in titles of the likes of Geometry Dash, that's a real hit in its version for iPhone and iPad, and also in APK format for Android. And we're really not at all surprised because it brings together the best aspects of this genre: an easily understandable game mode and a frenetic pace that's hard enough to keep you hooked onto the game but not as difficult to make you want to abandon after getting frustrated. However, we have to admit that it's definitely not the easiest game out there and it will take you some practice to get used to it.
One of the best platform video games that you can download for iPhone.
Your mission will be to control a geometric avatar that slides around a 2D horizontal world full of dangers and in which all its elements are regular and irregular polygons made of perfect straight lines. So as not to die in your attempt, you'll have to tap your screen to make your character jump every time it's necessary, making the most of other elements you'll find on your way helping to you to jump even higher or further, or even to fly just like Flappy Bird.
Once you install it on your iPhone or iPad, you'll find the following features:
- Platform game based on the rhythm of the music.
- Dozens and dozens of levels with a great soundtrack designed specifically for the game.
- Build your own levels with the editor and share them with the player community.
- Unlock new icons and colors, and customize your character.
- Ride rockets and play around with gravity.
- Practice mode to improve your skills.
- Game Center with achievements and rewards.
And although the first times you play, you'll fell quite frustrated, you'll feel the need to try time after time to complete all the levels and overcome all the dangers and obstacles just like in classic platformers. What's its secret to keep us glued to the screen of our smartphone? Probably the increasing difficulty and the need we feel to complete the game.
Not for nothing has this game been so successful despite that fact that it isn't free to download (you have to pay to play its full version). To such an extent that other versions have been developed: we can play a free alternative called Geometry Dash Lite, as well as two sequels called World and Meltdown. If you decide to pay the 2 dollars that it costs and you pass all the levels, there are new ones waiting for you.
Start off practicing
The game is quite difficult, but luckily enough you have a practice mode thanks to which you can improve your skills so that you can unlock new icons and colors in the game. You'll even have the chance to ride a rocket! But always try to complete the game without cheats or hacks. It's complicated but even more entertaining.