When I first tried playing Gluons I stunk. But I tried it again and after a little bit of practice I got better. Not great, but definitely better. This is an arcade style game that requires some quick moving fingers.
In Gluons you are trying to link up colored balls (gluons) before they run into the laser at the bottom of the screen. The longer the line of gluons that you create, the more points you earn. Colors need to be matched and there are special rules when it comes to some of the balls. You move the gluons by placing your thumb on the iPhone screen and creating a “force field”. When a gluon bumps into the force field it will bounce off and move. The trick is putting your force fields in the right spots so the gluons will bounce against each other and link up. You can also control how often the new gluons appear. Every time you tap the screen a new gluon shows up. So tap quickly to get gluons one right after another. Or tap slowly to give yourself more time to maneuver your force fields. Each level has a specific amount of points that you are trying to earn in a set amount of time. When you earn the points, you’ll move up to the next level. If you have to leave the game then Gluon will save your spot so you can pick things right back up later on. Finally, the game has three different modes, smooth, mild and wild. So far I’ve only been brave enough to try out smooth.
My Gluons scores weren’t the best and it’s going to take some practice for me to get better at moving my thumbs and putting my force fields in the right spot. But once I got the hang of playing the game I actually had a hard time stopping.
Price when Reviewed: $.99 (on sale, normal price is $2.99)
Seller: 2 Cubed Ltd.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this app for review purposes.