The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to. Now, before anyone goes over-thinking this, it doesn’t necessarily mean our Game of the Week pick is the highest scoring game in a review, the game with the best graphics, or really any other quantifiable “best" thing. Instead, it’s more just us picking out the single game out of the week’s releases that we think is the most noteworthy, surprising, interesting, or really any other hard to describe quality that makes it worth having if you were just going to pick up one.
These picks might be controversial, and that’s OK. If you disagree with what we’ve chosen, let’s try to use the comments of these articles to have conversations about what game is your game of the week and why.
Without further ado…
Ever since the release of Flappy Bird, it seems like iOS games have been on a ultra-difficult game bender. Apple has even featured entire collections of super difficult games, and it seems like everyone is looking for their next fix when it comes to games that are so difficult that survival past a few seconds is a feat. The recently released Wave Wave ($2.99) fits perfectly in to that.
Taking hints from Super Hexagon ($2.99) for the graphics and music and single button gameplay from cave fliers (Or, as they’re starting to become known, Flappy-likes), Wave Wave puts players to the challenge of navigating a line through a series of obstacles. This simple premise quickly takes a turn to brain-crushing difficulty as all sorts of different visual effects make everything more hectic. The entire game world will twist, turn, skew, rotate, flip, and tons more. Check out this video of me playing it for the first time on yesterday’s Twitch stream:
There are tons of game modes spanning both totally random endless modes as well as pre-set levels. There’s even single-device split screen multiplayer. Wave Wave also the first game I’ve played on my iPad that has made me vaguely motion sick, as when you’re playing on high difficulty levels and the whole game world is spinning as you desperately try to avoid obstacles it’s too much for my brain to handle.
If you loved Super Hexagon, don’t miss this game.