Neon Blitz (iOS) Game Review: Fun With Neon Signs
You know one of those science fair staples, where players move a loop around a wire figure without touching the wire? That kind of game is pretty fun to play as it is a test of the player’s concentration, dexterity and steadiness of hand, and one slip can easily cause the buzzer to sound. Vivid Games’ latest title for iOS devices, Neon Blitz, brings that “follow-the-wire” gameplay, but ditches the buzzer in return for some really hot neon signs.
Players get to trace brilliant looking shapes which double up as neon signs and I must say, they look really beautiful on the iPad. But don’t take too long admiring what you just traced on screen as the game gives you 60 seconds to trace as many shapes as possible and you’ll need to follow the proper direction (whether is it clockwise or counter-clockwise) when it comes to tracing, otherwise there are no points for you.
Like I mentioned earlier, the neon signs are a sight to behold and some can be really complex. The game comes with over 800 of these colourful and vibrant signs, including road signs, landmarks, party items, sporting symbols and while you are tracing these signs, there are bonuses to be picked up to boost your score. The in-game currency can be used to purchase power-ups and additional signs.
Neon Blitz’s 60-second gameplay makes for short-bursts of fun, perfect as a quick escape on a busy day. I like the Facebook connectivity as well as it adds an element of competition between your fellow players who are on Facebook as well. Neon Blitz’s beautiful graphics, fun game play and value (800 shapes, that’s A LOT) nets the game a deserving 4.5 out of 5! Highly Recommended.
The game is available from the iTunes App Store for
99 cents free! You can check it out over here: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id533818679. A review code was provided to Nine Over Ten 9/10 for the purpose of this review.