Although it almost shares its name with the science fiction book written by Frank Herbert and published in 1965, winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards, and adapted to a successful movie by David Lynch, the only thing in common with Dune! are its sandy scenarios.
In fact, here you won't find any Harkonnens or Atreides, and neither any fearsome sandworms. However, the settings may make you think that the ball you have to control is rolling around Arrakis, although also a desert with winding dunes. Dune! is an entertaining casual game that will put your skill to the test controlling different physics-based aspects such as inertia and gravity.
How to play Dune!?
The gameplay is very simple: we have to help the ball advance through the dunes. As you can imagine, the latter will have to climb and go down dunes and, therefore, will start accelerating and slowing down all of a sudden. But we can only control it in three different ways:
- If we press the screen, the ball will speed up.
- If we lift our finger, the ball will jump.
- If we press the screen whilst the ball is in the air, it will drop faster.
So, making use of these strange controls, our goal is to make it rise as high as possible to catch different items in the sky, whilst we also have to make it land smoothly so it doesn't break into tiny bits.
As you can see, it's not too different to other games in which we have to drive a buggy or a bike around dunes trying to keep our balance, although this time, the scenario is much more surrealistic.