December 22, 2010

There Are Five Differences Between This Post And The Last One. Can You Find Them?

Having been to a bar recently, for some reason, I can promise you that I know what they’re all about. The thing that they are all about is “spot the difference” picture games on little touch screen machines on the bar, right? Now, what would you do if I told you that you could get this experience, on your iDevice, and not have to go to a bar?

You’d be excited, of course. Potentially. Heh.

Every so often, I look at the “newly free” tab in my Appshopper app to see if something pops out at me. Awhile back, something called Battle Spot made me decide to download it. I don’t know if it was the extremely cute panda or what, but hey, I gave it a try.

It’s really not bad! If it’s still free when you see this, go grab it. It’s just a spot the difference game, but it’s a solid implementation.

There’s two different modes, a multiplayer and a single player. The single player just sets you up with a time limit to find the five differences in each picture before throwing you to the next one. You want to finish as many pictures as possible to rack up a high score. Simple stuff, really.

The multiplayer, though, is weird and kind of crazy. You can do local multiplayer with people close to you, or do random or set up matches online. You’re both given the same picture at the same time, and whoever spots the most differences first, wins that picture. It’s pretty frantic, especially with someone not there, because you are in such a rush to find the easy ones before they can key them in. It actually works pretty well!

Granted, I’m not a huge fan of this sort of game, but from what I understand, hidden object games and the like are really, really popular, and this would be a great game for someone who likes such things. It’s nothing fancy, but it works. It has some really weird music, though. You’ll probably want to turn that off. Heh.

Those touchscreen games at bars just strike me as really sad. It’s like minesweeper for alcoholics.

Comment by Belabor — December 22, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

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