9 Squares of Hell is a new continuous or multi-level object avoidance game developed by DefyMobile Game Studio. Visuals served up on Google Play Store suggest to me that this is a retro gamers dream. Billy basic geometrics and one tap action goes on to support this.
The concept belongs back with my Amiga 500 gaming days: you control the destiny of a square, ensuring it’s safe escape through 9 stages of hell. With one action you must negotiate oncoming squares, triangles and fire pits, else you’ll have no way of progressing out of this trap-filled sinful land.
Visually it is a bit more dynamic than first thought. Colorful ambiances interchange and give your eye something more interesting to latch on to, beats a boring black background. While most of the oncoming objects are untextured and of basic geometrics, an injection of color is brought by fatal fire pits, which you must avoid at all cost.
An elongated tap will cause your square to bounce and roll, a much required manoeuvre in order to negotiate some of the tighter spots presented by this unearthly terrain. The game can reek havoc on your senses and knowing when to hop and when to roll soon becomes vital to your success.
The app offers some loony trance music, which is actually fine. Much better than some of the irritating durge spewed out by other continuous scrollers on the market.
9 Squares of Hell is well presented and is at one with its simplistic yet challenging nature. Menus are nicely designed and leads you to believe that the basic in-game graphics were of course intended by the developer.
The app offers two types of gameplay, 9 stages of hell or continuous. The latter has been designed for multiplayer use and integrates with Google+ to deliver sharing of scores between friends.
All in all I’ve enjoyed this app. Smarter than you are lead to initially believe, simple in it’s make up but definitely challenging. The moreish qualities of this free app make it my current go-to game for killing time. I admit, I’m no master, but then again I’m no sinner either. Perhaps I need to work on the latter.
The app weighs in at 17MB and has received some initial downloads, now’s the time to grab it before someone else tells you about it. While the app is free, it does contain in-game ads, as I’m sure you’ve come to expect these days!
Grab the app from Play Store here, have a go and let us know what you reckon.