Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Infinite: Prime is the free version of Infinite, a retro inspired arcade game. Although the game is very simple, it forces players to make quick timing and aiming decisions. The gameplay is extremely fun and easy to learn, but since it is the free version of a paid app, it is severely limited in content.
In Infinite: Prime the goal is to collect space debris to form new planets. An “orbiter” rotates around a star at the center of the screen and all players have to do is control it. The controls are very simple and intuitive: tapping the screen makes the rover extend out and releasing causes it to retract. The goal is to collect the floating space matter without hitting any anti-matter. A lot of times just letting the orbiter circle won’t cut it and to avoid any dangerous objects it needs to be extended at the right time. When an orbiter collects five pieces of space matter, a new planet can be formed.
There are also power-ups that float around and help players out. Examples are a gravity flux that collects space matter, and a time freeze. Players only have five lives, and hitting anti-matter with the orbiter takes away one life. Each level has a progress bar that indicates how close players are to finishing.
The biggest flaw with Infinite: Prime is that there are only four levels. The full version is only $0.99 and is definitely worth it, but it is disappointing to see so few levels offered for the free. Infinite: Prime doesn’t have any ads though, which is nice. The full version does include additional playing modes, like Prime+ and Survival, and is worth much more than $0.99. The game randomly generates waves of space matter and anti-matter, so the replay value of the full game is pretty high.
Despite a simple sounding game, it looks really good. The game employs a lot of bright, neon colors, and has a very abstract feel to it. The soundtrack is also great. It’s a mix of techno with some piano notes.
Infinite: Prime is a very enjoyable game, but falls short by only providing four levels. I was just starting to really have a good time when the game came to an end. The full version, Infinite, is only $0.99, and it definitely worth its asking price.