All the way back in 2013, Wonderful Lasers released the infuriatingly difficult yet ridiculously compulsive arcade title Impossible Road ($2.99), and even three years later it still holds up incredibly well, with its beautiful minimalistic design and inventive gameplay. In our initial review, we found the game really did live up to its name, however despite an open admission of its intentionally unfair difficulty curve, the immersive combination of all the different elements to Impossible Road made it bizarrely difficult to put down. If you missed out on Impossible Road first time around, or just feel particularly masochistic today, the game has gone on sale at a bargain price of absolutely nothing for the first time ever, so now is a great time to pick up an App Store classic, and promptly put it back down in blind fury.
While Impossible Road has been on sale occasionally in the past, this is the first time it has ever been free on the App Store, and there’s no particularly obvious indicator as to why this discount has taken place. The optimistic hypothesis would be that this is an indicator to a potentially port of the currently console-only sequel, Super Impossible Road. With the option of multiplayer, a whole host of game modes, and some beautifully detailed graphics, it does make the iOS prequel – which is minimalist in both design and appearance – look slightly dated. On the other hand, this sale could just be a normal promotion, by the developers or from Apple, in which case there is no telling how long Impossible Road will stay free. As a result, act quickly if the gruelling ball-rolling game looks like something you’d like to spend your Wednesday playing, and feel free to vent your frustrations on our forum thread.