Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Undiscovered App #54: Symmetrain - Spot the Difference

Back in the good old days when people actually read newspapers, there was always a little section around the comics pages that had two very similar pictures, and the objective was to find the differences between the two.

Today's Undiscovered App,  Symmetrain by Black Pants Studio, is a fresh take on the concept. Instead of a static picture, you're on a train -- eight different trains, actually, with its own speeds and routes, and as you ride through the scenery, you simply tap the differences. You're allowed a certain number of mistakes with each level, and if you mess up too much, game over. If you catch them all, you're given extra lives for the next stage, and then it goes faster. If it gets too fast, you're given the ability to slow the train down for a few extra seconds, but you only have a few opportunities to do so, so make the most of it.

The graphics have a hand-drawn look to them, in a manner like Bizarro, if you ever read that comic. There's some nice guitar work for background music too. Check out the trailer:

Symmetrain is super easy to jump into, and can easily be enjoyed by any age group. It has an average rating of 4.5 stars from 58 reviews, and is currently available to download for $0.99. iPad and iPhone users alike will enjoy this Universal app, and is perfect for those moments when you've got a few minutes of down time.

Amazon.com: because today is a great day to finally order that stuff sitting in your shopping cart!

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