Developer: Phil Goo Kang
Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★½☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★½☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Eligo is a game that requires you to never blink. It’s very frantic despite the background music suggesting a chilled and relaxed affair. It’s quite fun in places too although a little overpriced for what it offers.

In Eligo, a series of cards fly across the screen from side to side. In each level, you have a specific card in mind that needs to be eradicated. You do this by simply tapping on them as they fly across the screen. The challenge lies in the speed that is involved, things really do get fast within a level or so. It’s not always fast, some streams of cards go slower but it’s a constant battle of keeping track of everything that’s occurring on screen.

This does make for quite an addictive experience though. It’s strange really. There’s no true point to it other than to complete all the levels, no high scores to keep track of or anything like that. But it is challenging fun.

The appearance of each card is well done with some well drawn cartoon like characters such as a knight, pirate and the Norse God Thor. If the game had been simply icons, it would have been much harder and I suspect less appealing too.

The real failing with Eligo is the price. At $1.99, it’s a bit expensive for what is a pretty simplistic game. At $0.99, it’d be an alluring title for those who love games that require fast hand to eye co-ordination. At the higher price point though, you can get a lot better value for money which is a shame for Eligo. It’s an intriguing title, just not intriguing enough for the price.

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