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Color Switch app review: the next big thing

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Introduction

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What do you like to do in your free time? Do you enjoy playing games on your mobile device and always seem to be on the hunt for the next addictive offering? If so you may want to check out the Color Switch app, which can be played on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone. This game can be described as a "casual game" as you don't have to worry about learning a variety of controls, rules, and follow some deep storyline. Instead this is a pick-up and play style of game that is engaging, challenging, and highly addictive.

This game features a ball that you need to navigate through various obstacles. Of course just as the name suggests, color and patterns play a huge role in this game so get ready to use that eye for detail that you may or may not have. There are a couple endless play modes available so you’re free to play as often and as long as you want.

Color Switch

Free

A Strong Offering

The Color Switch app has been developed by Marc Lejeune and Fortafy Games. Fortafy Games is a new player in the "casual games publishing" category. They seem to be relying heavily on social media for its marketing, and this is a plan that seems to be paying off. Fortafy Games is constantly on the hunt for new publishers who have created casual, fun, and highly addictive offerings such as Color Switch. The company was created just last year and has offices in the United States, Dubai, and Australia. It was created by a selection of pros in the areas of social media, advertising, and mobile gaming. This combination seems to make for the perfect mix.

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Their online presence is growing in a big way, as is obvious by the Facebook page. Here you can check out the latest news from the company, learn about cool upcoming features in the Color Switch app including Color Switch arcade machines, and just get in on the action in the casual gaming world. For those who are looking to chat about the game, maybe get some tips and information, you can also connect with other players on the Facebook page.

So enough about how this game came about, let’s check out the really important part: the user experience.

It’s all About Your Reflexes

If I had to sum up the Color Switch app I think I’d have to say this is one that is all about your reflexes. If you’re the type who loves games like Flappy Bird that are simple to understand, and require just that tap of the screen, then you’re going to appreciate this app. Just like Flappy Bird you can start playing the minute you download the game, it’s simple, casual, and doesn’t require a lengthy tutorial. Your goal is very straightforward here: all you need to do is navigate your ball through obstacles as you try to avoid your ball crashing into a color that isn't it. The further you get, the higher your score.

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The challenge lies in the fact the ball is always changing colors as are the obstacles. That means you need a real eye for detail and extremely fast reflexes. You’ll find you can play this game over and over and not get bored. It always feels challenging and fast-paced, keeping you on your toes at all times. As you make your way through the obstacles in the game, the shapes change, the speed changes, and so does the colored sections.  

The graphics are basic, but this is done on purpose as this isn’t meant to blow you away with fancy special effects. The graphics are a nod to more of the retro style of games right down to the colors chosen. The physics are realistic so that you can get a real handle on how to maneuver the ball, and you’ll find that the “controls” are smooth and intuitive.

Color Switch

Free

First Things First

When you first load the game you will be taken to the main screen with its upbeat music. Here you can choose from a variety of game modes, which again helps this one to stay challenging and fresh each time. This is a very brief tutorial when you first start the game it shows you how to use the controls, and what your goals are. Once you think you’re clear on the rules you are set to start.

I have to say the rules seemed so simple it’s just a matter of tapping at the right time. Well I quickly found out it’s so much more than that. I found myself completely glued to the screen as I kept trying “just one more time” to get further and beat my last score. It’s easy to see why this one isn’t good just for a quick game instead it can last for an hour or more as you don’t even realize the time is ticking by.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • The game has a retro look and feel to it
  • The graphics are basic but fun
  • The game “controls” are very simple and intuitive
  • The app is highly addictive and challenging
  • It offers eight different game modes
  • It is constantly rating high in the app store as a top game download
  • This casual game can be played by all ages

Cons

  • Some may find the graphics too basic
  • The app is supported by ads, which at times get in the way
  • Some users have complained it gets too difficult as you progress through it

The Final Verdict

The Color Switch app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone proves to be one of those “great finds” that manages to mix fun, with challenge, and a retro style. Expect to become addicted to this offering pretty quickly as you learn first-hand what all the buzz is about. The fact it can be played by all ages is yet another reason this one is such a crowd-pleaser. Yes the ads are a bit distracting in the free version of the game but at least you’ll be able to give it a try, and there’s a good chance you’ll want to purchase the ad-free version after that.

Color Switch

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.