I think it is fair to say that the App Store is overpopulated with high score runners. From Monster Dash to Rayman Jungle Run, there is allot of them. So when a game comes along that does something different it really stands out. One game that is doing that is Sparkwave by Megasweet, published by Crescent Moon Games.
Just from playing the tutorial you will be able to notice the difference between Sparkwave and its competition. The game takes on a relatively retro graphic and music style whilst at the same time feeling unique with the games controls and colors.
You control an arrow going along a path made of hexagons. You must attempt to stay on the hexagons whilst avoiding the black obstacles in the way simply by going left or right. The longer you survive the greater your high score. To make things more tricky, each time you go off the path you lose energy, which when depleted ends the game. You will also have to deal with the game flipping into different angles making it incredibly difficult to master the controls, offering a really good challenge.
To help increase your score there is a range of power ups to grab such as magnets which can help you grab crystals which can be used later on, speed up which increases your speed, a shield which lets you play on if you hit an obstacle and energy which allows you extra time off the grid.
At the end of the level you have the option to continue by watching an advert which can be used 5 times a day. After this you will be on your own to set a high score. The crystals previously mentioned can be used to unlock other colored lines and special limited power ups through the games in-store menu.
If like me your ability to survive is very average (I am not afraid to admit this) you can purchase 50k crystals in the store. There is also the option to remove the games ads if you want to support the games developers.
If you think you can tackle difficult games, wait until you try out Sparkwave. It truly is a difficult game to master, but despite this is great fun, even if you keep ending up dead. With great animations and well made environments Sparkwave is worth trying out when it launched worldwide this Thursday for free on the App Store.