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Futuristic Bouncing : Ultraflow

Even a hardcore gamer plays casual games at some points, especially during break or spare time. For me, the best casual game actually is the one that can provide simplicity but resulting in immersive gameplay. Like this one called Ultraflow which was developed by Ultrateam. They created two installments of brilliant games with common game mechanics but executed amazingly to be a sophisticated games. Both installments are very similar only a few features added.

As you can see on some screen captures above, the graphic style is really minimalist. It’s more like simple vector shapes including circles, triangles, squares, and several polygons. It’s featured with monochromatic theme, only 2 colors available per stage (even it’s constantly changing per stage), the background and the object. There’s no time limit nor timer system in this game, so, take your time to plan your moves.

Your only goal is sending that circular object/avatar with numbers inside, to its place (the other circular object which is slightly bigger and have nothing inside it). When you can reach the goal’s outline, your object will be automatically dragged inside, so don’t worry if you don’t hit the object precisely. The way you send it to the goal is by flicking (swiping your phone screen) to a specific trajectory and bounce it so it will eventually get inside the goal. BUT, you cannot freely bounche it off. The number inside the object, and bottom of the screen indicate the amount of bounces you can actually do. If it exceed, then, POOF!, game over. So make sure to calculate the path properly.

As you progress through the games, the obstacles and panels would be so vary. You can face some panels like hyper bouncing objects, specific direction-go objects, destructible objects, and many more. All you need is turn them into your advantages, to reach your goal ultimately. Sometimes, the unexpected happened, especially if you miss-flick the trajectory but somehow it leads directly to the goal. 😀

Being designed so simple, Ultraflow is really mesmerizing. Playing just a few levels won’t be enough. Without realizing, you’ll play this game all along or few hours, at least that’s what happened to me. The sensation of anger when your trajectories aren’t working even you think that’s the best possibilities really give some additional plus point. So far, I still have no complain for this game, though. 😀

Anyway, if you have ideas, opinions, game recommendations, just leave me some words on the comment section, give like if you enjoy reading my stories, and see you on my next experience :D.

 

CHEERS AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
*Sorry, get to promote everything, but, yeah, my effort on living my dream may be starting from the very bottom*

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Cyborg Parkour : Vector 2

Since I got my new phone around September 2016, I started to explore some new games that my old phone can’t handle. I stumbled across this parkour game called Vector. This game was developed by NEKKI. I only played Vector 2, the 2nd installment of the series. It’s a free-to-download game with some in-game purchase, including ads removal 😀

This game takes place in a futuristic world with a main theme of parkour or free running. You’ll gain control of a silhouette of cyborg man that is addressed as ‘test subject’. You’re gonna run free from that laboratory / factory that has strapped you in as a experiment subject. To do so, you have to run like there’s no tomorrow. Sets of obstacle will slow you down, or even worse, kill you on spot.

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The great point is, you’re not just evading lasers, land mines, booby traps like ordinary person. You’re gonna do it gracefully and with style as doing moonsault, backflip, frontflip, vault, is like your daily activity. To do the jump, simply swipe upward anywhere in the screen. If your timing is perfect, you can do some insane tricks and perfectly evade the obstacles. Meanwhile, if your timing isn’t great, you’ll most likely hit obstacles, fail to vault gracefully since you’re going to stumble anything along your way. In fact, this game is mostly about timing. A blue/yellow trick card is used to do a trick which is corresponding to the shown card, so some cards will do different styles.

As you progress throughout this Vector 2 game, you will find yourself getting more equipment and armor including helmet, gloves, shoes, and body armor. Each armor has different energy and will be reduced when you collide with specific obstacles. For example, shoes’ energy will be reduced after you step on land mines, body armor’s will be reduced after you hit red lasers, and etc etc. So make sure to calculate every armor’s energy and if you have to hit something (in case there’s no safe way to travel unharmed) make sure to hit obstacle that will reduce one of your armor with the highest energy left.

At some points in your journey to freedom, you’ll find yourself in an intersection, with each ways have its obstacles/trick cards/locked doors which can only be opened with special key cards you obtain beforehand during your free run. A drawback in this game is you don’t always find key cards to open locked doors which lead you to forced deaths since some intersections have obstacles you can’t evade. But if your character dies there and start fresh, you can apply some additional skill upgrades for your armors (including increasing chance of finding key cards!), like this..

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It’s not an endless running game even in a glance it looks like so. It has a final destination even at the time I was playing this game (about floor 25th or 26th) is still under development and I haven’t tried again since. Being a parkour game, you will be pleased with outstanding and magnificent real free running tricks while evading obstacles. I gotta give 2 thumbs up for that mesmerizing view, watching the gloriousness of free running in smooth side-scrolling graphic.

I just love this game that after I knew the next stage is still under development, my reaction was ‘WHAT!? NO WAY!”. It’s a cool game with great engine and gameplay and make sure to stay focus with the timing to beat Vector 2 to the very end. Anyway, leave comments if you have any opinions or ideas on what game should I play or review next, give like if you enjoy reading my experience and stories, and see you on the next story.

CHEERS!!



I also do some artworks (in self-practice as well, actually), if you’d like to visit, you are very welcomed to my Artstation and Patreon profile.

Patreon

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and also selling some original merchandise at Redbubble
*Sorry, get to promote everything, but, yeah, my effort on living my dream may be starting from the very bottom*

Thank you. :D*