February 23, 2016

You know exactly what we’re talking about, don’t you? You probably already have an entire folder of games you just can’t stop playing on your free time – first person shooters, puzzles, etc. And then there are the games that just annoy the hell out of us. We’re not talking about passive games like Neko Atsume (aww those kitties are just way too cute), but the ones you put yourself through even though you’re 101% fed up.

We’re talking about the ones that have a gameplay so simple; you just can’t help but want to beat your own personal best. It’s the ones that bring you on a roller-coaster of feelings – they teach you what it means to be angry, to be persistent in achieving your goal, and the patience of virtue and hard work (HA HA).

These are the games that have spawned after the genius known as Flappy Bird (you have left a scar in our lives and are sorely missed). Welcome to a whole new world of annoyance games you’ll probably, and maybe secretly, enjoy.


1. Amazing Brick

“I’m not an amazing brick as named by my stupid creator. I’m just a happy brick, jumping joyfully around my beautiful colorful female neighbors…”


The gameplay for this is pretty simple: you need to constantly tap on the left and right sides of the screen to successfully manoueuvre the diamond-shaped “brick” through obstacles. That’s it.

But once you start playing, you’ll start to realise that upwards movement is incredibly fast. It’s so fast that if you’ve gone on about 40 seconds without dying then, well, you’re probably have really good reaction time. It’s not a straight line you’ll be travelling, as you’ll have to try and volley left and right to get through some of the obstacles at an angle. If you turn on the sounds, you’ll hear the soundtrack of a piano in the background, complemented by seemingly cartoon-like sound effects as you tap.

2. Color Switch

“Tap the ball carefully through each obstacle and your ball will switch color with some powerups. You must follow the color pattern on each obstacle to cross it! Be careful not to pass through the wrong color or you’ll have to start again.”


The official description itself is self-explanatory. It’s similar to Amazing Brick, in a sense that you’ll have to tap the screen to move your ball upwards. Also, we’re totally digging the house track used as background music.

It has a bunch of game modes you can try – Challenges, Reverse, Races, Cave, Color Swap and Color Fly. Our personal favourite is the Reverse Mode, because instead of trying to push the ball upwards, the ball gets dropped from above and you’ll have to keep it afloat before going through the obstacles.

3. Swing

“Swing from platform to platform. Simply tap the screen when the rope is long enough to reach the next platform. How long can you survive? Collect gems and unlock cool new characters.”


If this game had a theme song, there’d only be one obvious choice – Chandelier by Sia. The game starts the moment you press play, so make sure you’re absolutely focused, which means you can’t be talking to someone (you shouldn’t even be playing games if you’re with someone), watching a show or walking while you’re playing it.

You get extra points if you land perfectly in the middle, so hopefully your estimations are flawless. The single block platforms are the hardest because there’s literally NO room for mistakes. By the way, let the character move all the way back so it falls off to unlock an achievement. You’re welcome.

4. The Line

“Swipe your finger left or right to move the blue dot and stay in the line. What is your best score?”


Swiping left and right? Just like Tinder, except you’ll probably want to smash your phone, put it in a box and drop it into the ocean so you’ll never have to deal with the game ever again. You’ll be controlling a ball that follows where you swipe (and it’s very sensitive, just so you know) through a tunnel that just never seems to end. Make sure you keep your thumb on the screen throughout the game, though the only part you should really be lifting it is when it prompts you to so that the ball can “cross the river”.