Don’t worry – Spin Addict (Free) is not set in some dystopian future where fidget spinners have taken over the minds and souls of the entire human race. Instead, Spin Addict is all about, revolving, jumping, and perpetual motion, and is perhaps one of the most novel spins on the auto-runner genre I’ve seen in some time. In fact, the ‘auto’ in auto-runner is somewhat misleading, as your spinning top protagonist must constantly hit rotating cogs in the environment to give itself momentum, or otherwise it’ll come to a grinding halt. This intuitive mechanic, combined with the expected platforming action and the ability to actually spin the environment, makes Spin Addict stand out amongst an abundance of games that have failed to innovate the tropes of auto-runner titles. First impressions on our forums are all universally positive, and if you’re similarly intrigued, Spin Addict is available to download for free on the App Store today.
Mind-spinning mechanics aside, I was surprised by the presentation and beautiful cel-shaded graphical style of Spin Addict from the outset. It turns out that h8games, the people responsible for Spin Addict, also created 2016 hexagonal adventure title The Little Fox (Free), which stood out to me at the time for its devastatingly effective aesthetic design. Spin Addict follows the developer’s design principles in a similar way – with high-end visual effects from dynamic lighting to movie blur, h8games have gone above and beyond the expectations for auto-runners by creating one that is at home on even the most powerful iOS devices. An original dubstep soundtrack completes this impressive presentation, and 15 distinct levels amongst an endless mode make Spin Addict more than worth your time to download. While it is a free-to-play release, it’s not a particularly aggressive one, and based on the effort that has been put in I feel compelled to throw a few dollars in the developer’s direction. Download Spin Addict on the App Store now, and join in the game’s discussion on our forum thread.