Version Reviewed: 1.1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 3GS
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One look at QuBIT and most players would peg it as some sort of racing game. Not so. While this game does have many racing elements, the player isn't racing against opponents to get to the finish line first. The player is, however, racing against time to keep QuBIT racing and rack up the highest score they can.
QuBIT is a slightly cube shaped robot whose mission it is to collect valuable minerals on far away planets. To do this QuBIT races down canyons and through tunnels in search of bunches of crystals bursting out of the ground. By crashing through these groups of crystals, they are collected to one of the colored cubes that orbit QuBIT and follow the robot on it's breakneck search. Each time QuBIT crashes through a group of crystals, the cube of that color is filled. The other cubes must then be filled with their respective colors in turn to complete a combo for maximum points.
All the while, QuBIT's batteries are draining and the only way to recharge them is by completing a combo by filling all of the cubes with crystals of the appropriate color, or by linking QuBIT to one of the plasma bubbles or plasma threads that can be found randomly placed in his path. By keeping the batteries charged players can complete wave after wave of combos, adding more and more cubes to fill with each wave. The combos become more difficult, but the scores are higher as the waves progress and more cubes are added. The game strikes a great balance between chaining together long combos for huge scores and keeping QuBIT's batteries filled with enough charge to keep it moving.
The visuals are stunning and the colors pop right off of the screen. There is a real sensation of speeding along the floor of alien canyons and crashing through crystal formations. The controls are responsive and there are several control options including both tilt and touch controls. The control sensitivity can also be adjusted to the player's preference. The point of the game is to last through as many waves as possible and rack up the largest score possible. That is about it. The speedy color matching is fun, and though it will entertain in short bursts, this game probably won't keep players glued to their device for hours on end.