OneLastTry’s Axis Game Review
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Frustrating endless gameplay fun for everyone
This game may make you smash your phone to bits
Axis is OneLastTry studio’s latest offering into the Play Store. In the game’s description it is clearly stated: You will love this game. You will hate this game. All of this is true.
This isn’t the sort of game you can win. Axis is a “live as long as humanly possible” sort of game. Jeff and I have battled it out over this game for a while now (he’s been winning, damn you!) and we both agree it is a lot of fun. It is also very frustrating. If you don’t like games that are hard, please don’t even bother. You won’t make it.
Playing Axis sounds very simple. You have a square in the middle which spins around it’s center axis. Each side has a color which must be matched to the colors that come at you from the edges. Tapping on the left or right sides of the screen will cause the square to revolve around it’s axis. All the while, intense entrancing Techno music will be blaring at you. If you don’t align the square with the corresponding colors the game will end.
Simple as it sounds, OneLastTry has done a heck of a job making this annoying, frustrating and fun. Sometimes you have to rotate, sometimes not. Every now and again, depending on difficulty, the colors of your cube will change as will the objective colors from the edges. Further, sometimes the entire field of play will rotate around the center axis. This occurs independently of color change, however oftentimes both will occur simultaneously.
Each difficulty level has a target time to be met. This will unlock the next hardest difficulty level with another target time. I’ll list them with what I think they should be called:
- Easy – Hard
- Norm – Even Harder
- Hard – OMG This Sucks
- Hell – I’m Going On A Murderous Rampage
I haven’t had experience in Hell yet, as OMG This Sucks was just unlocked while I was writing this. That should give you an idea of just how difficult this game can be. It’s refreshing to find something that reminds me of the golden days of Battletoads, which I never was able to beat.
Playing the free version, there are entertaining messages encouraging you to buy the game. This is fine by me, these guys need to make a living after all. I always encourage people to support the developers. That said, the messages in there are amazing.
For the social aspect, you can share your times via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Axis also supports Google Play services for leaderboards, so you can compete against your friends. The only thing missing here is a voucher for a new phone when you smash yours into pieces out of frustration.
Axis is a great game that I recommend to anyone who enjoys frustrating games. Reaction time is king here, so your hand-eye coordination had better be up to snuff. This is the sort of game where you’ll find yourself playing it almost daily trying to out-do your friends. Hit the link to download Axis and begin the frustrating fun.