Inertial Madness Review [iOS]

inertialmadness_iconThere’s nothing wrong with simple, minimalistic games. Often times, they are all we need to get through a short wait at the doctor’s office or while we’re waiting in line for something. While these might not be the greatest of games, they are entertaining enough for short spurts. Intertial Madness is just such a game. Intertial Madness is basically an endless runner sort of game similar to “Flappy Bird” variety in which the game may seem simple at first, but is actually quite difficult to get a high score in.

I’ll start off by saying if you’re looking for something graphically spectacular, you’re not going to find it here. This game is as minimalistic as it gets. All you get here are solid colored squares of the red and white variety and nothing more. It keeps simple and focused on the gameplay, but it’s definitely not going to wow anyone. Audio in the game though is better and is very upbeat which keeps things moving along in the game.

Gameplay consists of moving a red square from left to right while avoiding white squares that are coming down towards you. They come in every which direction downwards and bounce off walls as well to change their trajectory. All you have to do it avoid them, which is easier said than done. Your movement is inertia based so if you tap slowly on the right, your block will move slowly in that direction. If you tap it quickly, it’ll move quicker. However, the faster it moves, the more effort it will take for you to quickly move it in the opposite direction. On top of that, you also have to avoid slamming into the sides of the play area as that counts as a hit and will also cause you to lose.

Inertial Madness is a rather simplistic game in nature, though the actual game itself is far from simple. This is one of those games you pick up and play if you want to kill some time but be warned that the game can cause major frustrations. When you’re on a roll, it’s great. You feel like you accomplished something, but when you aren’t, you literally want to throw your phone at a wall. That’s basically how all these these types of games are. Sometimes you got it, sometimes you don’t. Overall though, it’s not a bad game at all and can be rather interesting to play if you want something quick.

App Store Link: Inertial Madness
Version: 1.0
Developer: Alexander Demin
Price: Free
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.


Relax. Let your mind empty of all thought. Can you see your color? Yes, today your color is red. Keep all your attention focused on your color. On your red brick. On you.

Now tap left… Hold… And tap right… See? Yes, it’s power of inertia. Use it to move slow or fast, to stop and to… survive…

How to play:

Tap right/left side of the screen to accelerate right/left. Don’t touch the walls and don’t forget about the inertia! Good luck!

[Source: App Store]


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