ZigZag Review [iOS]

zigzag_iconZigZag is another one of those quick reflex, fast twitch games in which you try to see how far you can get and how many points you can acquire. The object of the game is to guide a small marble along a “zig zag” wall while trying not to fall off. As usual with these type of games, the concept itself seems easy enough to master, but you’ll soon discover that mastering it is anything but easy.

ZigZag has very simple controls. Basically it’s just one tap to change the direction of your marble, that means you can play the game one handed. However playing one handed can get tricky as it gets a bit hard keeping up with the direction change. Instead, I play two handed and use my right hand to turn right and left hand to turn left. This makes it much easier in my opinion.  However, the game itself is quite challenging because the turns are all randomly generated so you’ll never be playing the same game twice. Turns can happen right away or after a long straight. It’s the ones that happen right away that are difficult because you have to tap really fast for those.

You need really good hand-eye coordination to master this game and though it seems really difficult at first, you’ll soon start to get the hang of it. As you play, you’ll get better at it, but it’ll still be quite challenging. This game can also be highly addicting as you’ll always want to just “play one more time”.

The only downside to this other wise addicting app is the shear amount of ads the free version has. An ad pops up pretty much every time you open the app, start a new game, end a game, or even while you’re playing. That really breaks up the flow of the game and honestly makes you not want to play it after a while. You can however use an in-app purchase to disable the ads.

The core ZigZag game is fun nonetheless despite all the ads. It’s an addicting game to play while waiting around and it’s one of those games you can play in short spurts. Again, that’s pretty much the only way you’ll want to play it if you are playing for free as there are just too many ads to deal with.

App Store Link: ZigZag
Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
Developer: Ketchapp
Price: Free
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Description

Stay on the wall and do as many zigzags as you can!
Just tap the screen to change the direction of the ball. Try not to fall off the edges!
How far can you go?

[Source: App Store]

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