A game doesn’t have to be complicated to be fun; in fact, some of the most popular games available in the App Store are the most basic ones. There are lots of examples of these addictive little hits such as Angry Birds or Flappy Birds. Why do some simple game apps outsell their more complicated cousins? It’s a combination of innovative game play and graphics that are easy on the eye. Pixzor belongs in the same company as these popular titles. Once you start playing, you’ll have a tough time walking away. This app is available for purchase from the App Store at a cost of $1.99 and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
What attracted me to Pixzor was its simple and intuitive gameplay. It literally took me about five seconds to figure out how to play this game but I’m a long way from mastering it. If you remember the first time you played Flappy Birds you’ll have an idea what I’m talking about here. Each time I play this one I keep telling myself just one more game and before I know it half an hour has gone by! This is a highly addictive little game.
I didn’t find a whole lot wrong with this game as the controls are simple and the pace quickens at just the right pace to keep your interest up, but there was one little glitch that I came across. The background music isn’t one continuous song and whenever a new song starts it seems to freeze the game for just half a second, just long enough to be extremely frustrating. It definitely causes problems and on more than one occasion it caused the end of a game for me. This app will require 42 MB of free space on your iOS device.
How to Play
The graphics in Pixzor are not going to blow you away; they’re about as basic as you will find. What makes this game appealing is how the game is played. You control a single little block or pixel and by swiping right or left on the screen as it streaks forward you can avoid oncoming obstacles. The controls react well to your movements but be careful as you can easily go right off the screen and into an obstacle on the other side of the screen!
The obstacles coming at you are one of three different colors: red, yellow, and purple. You’ll want to avoid the red ones at all costs or it’s game over. The yellow blocks are worth 1 point each and the purple ones are worth 10 points each. The objective is to last as long as you can without running into a red obstacle. The game records your points total as well as the actual meters you’ve traveled, so it’s possible that you may beat your best meters total without beating your best total. Generally it starts to get more difficult when you’ve traveled more than 2000 meters and accumulated at least 20 points. The game also has Game Center integration so you can compare your best points total with others around the globe.
Pixzor is a fast-paced little game that will keep you occupied for hours. It’s addictive, fun, and well worth the $1.99 price tag. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, so just make sure you’ve got a couple of hours to kill when you try it out.
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.