Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Beyond Gravity is an immensely simple game and that’s exactly why it’s so enjoyable. It’s the kind of game that soon turns a five minute quick session into a battery reducing marathon playthrough, although you will end up running out of things to do soon enough.
The idea behind it is that you have to jump from planet to planet, collecting up screws as you go along. Beyond Gravity uses simple one-touch controls with the player moving around each planet automatically and a simple tap causing them to leap (hopefully) to the next one. The key here is to time your jumps well, thereby safely landing on the next planet and repeating the same process.
Beyond Gravity helps by offering screws as collectibles and also doubling up as a handy path for the perfect trajectory. Some screws are silver, while others are gold and worth more. Early on, you won’t get hugely far but soon enough, those screws can be used to unlock upgrades such as faster jumps or the almighty triple jump.
Alongside that are simple challenges, such as reaching a certain distance in the game or collecting a set number of screws. Soon enough, you’ll find yourself playing ‘just one more’ time in order to complete an objective. That’s how Beyond Gravity gets you.
Unfortunately, those challenges take less time to complete than you’d think. There’s also the issue that unlocking triple jump leaves you pressing the jump button blindly as the screen doesn’t move along to keep up.
They’re relatively minor issues in the grand scheme of things though as Beyond Gravity easily has that ‘one more go’ factor for long enough to warrant its asking price. Unlocking a new upgrade is consistently satisfying and there’s enough sense of progression here to keep you playing for a little while.
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