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Beat Drift - $0.99 > Free (January 9th)

01-08-2014, 10:35 PM
#1
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Beat Drift - $0.99 > Free (January 9th)





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Hope I'm not jumping the gun here, but the developer posted that tomorrow the game will be on sale for free.
01-08-2014, 10:35 PM
#2
Joined: Oct 2012
Posts: 4,703
Ever since I played Super Hexagon on IOS, I've developed a love for twitchy reflex-testing games. Beat Drift is the best I've played since Hexagon and that's coming from someone who's played most of the twitchy action games on IOS

Boson X grew more complex with each level, Duet and Pivvot were more about learning the patterns, but Beat Drift is back-to-basics evasion, just go forth and dodge. You hold the sides of the screen to move left and right, up walls and along the ceiling as you evade barriers in your path. The levels will rotate as well, so you need to stay focused and adjust to the new orientation quickly. There are four difficulty levels to master, each faster than the last, and each with their own music track.

It's tough to say exactly what makes Beat Drift stand out amongst the many other "Hexagon-likes" on IOS. It isn't that flashy, or that complex. It doesn't try to reinvent the formula. The game's strengths are almost subtle. The controls are just finely tuned and hair-breadth dodges are common. It has that addictive appeal of making progress by tenths of a second and then instantly restarting to go again, especially on expert Blur difficulty. It's simple and streamlined and the music makes it easy to get into the zone between focus and pure reflexes.

01-08-2014, 10:42 PM
#3
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 4,596
Free in the UK. I doubt I need to add that you should always trust Bronxsta when it comes to under-appreciated gems, this game is not to be missed. Download this and 14px which is free as well!
01-08-2014, 10:51 PM
#4
Joined: Apr 2012
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Hope that it will be free in US soon.

Pine Entertainment
01-08-2014, 11:11 PM
#5
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Brazil
Posts: 648
Really cool game! Thanks for the heads up!
01-08-2014, 11:20 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Andre View Post
Hope that it will be free in US soon.
Free in the US now
01-08-2014, 11:37 PM
#7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bronxsta View Post
Free in the US now
Thanks.

Pine Entertainment
01-08-2014, 11:39 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Minneapolis, USA
Posts: 3,654
I've been loving the games in this genre, and this one appears to be a solid addition to the canon I hadn't gotten to yet.
01-08-2014, 11:55 PM
#9
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Posts: 15,520
Cool game, highly recommended!
01-09-2014, 12:33 AM
#10
Joined: Apr 2013
Posts: 305
Thanks Bronxta! Love Super Hexagon and Boson X. Can't wait to try this one out but I can't imagine the music can compare to either of those.