Amoebas Attack (Free) by Pixofactor, LLC features an anti-body on a mission to rid the body of any viruses or other ne’er-do-wells. This is a dual stick controller game, combined with an endless runner (of sorts) to create an interesting method for gameplay.
Destroy the enemies and gain their cells in order to level up. Most of them will have a shell which you’ll need to destroy first.
Bumping into them will destroy them as well, though at the cost of your life depleting. This is a good thing, considering how quickly they move.
You’ll also come across bosses who epitomize the word. They’ll fill up half the screen and fire projectiles in all directions.
As you cruise through the body at a microscopic level, you can either choose to keep moving horizontally to maintain the level of difficulty, or move vertically to kick it up a notch. Pointer arrows will appear every now and then at intersections where you can make this choice.
You can even further personalize the game by having your dual stick controllers wherever you want. The screen is split in half, where the left side has the movement controller and the right the firing one, which means you can play the game in whatever way feels comfortable for you.
And the game doesn’t always need to be the same because you can choose different paths for your anti-body to evolve, or what qualities you would like to distribute your points to (speed, health, firing power).
Another interesting variation on this game is that the main menu is actually the beginning part of the game. Just start moving and it goes away, allowing you to hit the ground running. While this is a neat idea, a tutorial could help to at least provide a little sense of orientation.
The only downside to this game is the tendency for it to become repetitive. Even being able to choose when you increase the difficulty, you’re still essentially doing the same thing.
This game is all about personalization, which is hard not to like, since it matches your needs. Gameplay does tend to become repetitive, though I wouldn’t consider that a deal breaker. For free with only an occasional ad, you can’t do wrong.