The Impossible Game

The Impossible Game is something that offers exactly what you’d expect: a challenge. Impossible is probably not the correct word to describe it. Difficult? Yes. Impossible? No. Although the levels are difficult, they are definitely beatable. You don’t even need actual skill to complete them. The levels remain consistent so you just need to keep trying to get farther and farther. It is unlike some games where the stages are randomly set up depending on difficulty. With enough attempts at each level you can get the hang of the pattern and timing that is needed to get past it. So even with the game being difficult, with enough attentiveness and patience, it can be beaten.

The game has the right amount of difficulty. Because levels remain consistent, it always feels like you figured out the timing necessary to get farther. The Impossible Game offers the same kind of addictive features of a mobile game, leaving you to say “just one more” to justify continuing beyond that. You can easily find yourself spending an hour on one level because it feels like you’re getting better at the game. Even though this is often true, you can frequently find yourself making the same beginner mistakes during extended play sessions. However, there is a definite trend between amount of plays and distance made.

Although none of the levels are overwhelmingly difficult they do get progressively harder.  This is something you get used to but the chance is definitely noticeable. The game isn’t even hard in the traditional sense because it is all about timing as the rhythm gets broken up and inconsistent. This is something you can get used to and it becomes easier and easier as you go. The Impossible Game has a feature that allows you to create your own levels. Unfortunately for me, whenever I tried it would crash my game. I am not sure if this is a common issue for everyone or just an isolated incident with me.

It is hard to judge a game with such a small amount of substance. It is very direct and what you're getting into is immediately apparent. It is addicting, challenging, and fun although this isn't something I see myself dumping hours into. The Impossible Game is a good way to burn 10 to 15 minutes at a time. All in all I can’t complain much about it. It was what I expected it to be and was a good bit of fun to boot.