The Impossible Game ($0.99) by FlukeDude is the iPhone and iPod touch version of the best selling Xbox Live Indie Game by the same name.
The game features a minimalistic yet very stylish design that draws you in and keeps you coming back for more. That's if you can hack it, because it is called The Impossible Game after all.
The Impossible Game not only features a simple design, but also very simple controls. The idea of the game is to reach the end of the level by simply tapping anywhere on the screen to make your orange square jump over the many obstacles that are scattered about. A single mistake will require you to start all over again from the beginning of the level.
That's where the name "The Impossible Game" comes from. The single included level is fairly long, and ramps up in difficultly rather quickly. You will be coasting along, thinking you have the level all figured out and then boom, you run into a spike and you have to start all over again.
But the game isn't ACTUALLY impossible. The developers have included a practice mode where you can place flags anywhere during the level which will allow you to start over from that point. This gives you a chance to scope out the level and learn its nuances so you can take another shot at it without the flags and prove your worth.
With only a single level, some may question the game's replay value, but if you are the kind of person that just refuses to give up, you will be spending loads of time with this $.99 title.
I was able to "beat" the game in practice mode in about 10-15 minutes and after about 125 attempts. Yes, 125 attempts. After you have completed the game in practice mode it will lure you back in by challenging you to beat it without using flags. So far that hasn't happened, but I feel I am on the verge.
If you are anything like me, you won't stop until it's complete, and that is what makes The Impossible Game so addictive and worth your $.99.