If we talk about duet, what's on your mind? Duet singers, twin sisters, etc? Today, I'll talk about a Duet game. Well, Duet Game which was developed by Kumobius can be one of the hardest game I ever play on iOS. For me, it's a game about harmony and effort.
Like its title, Duet game will forced you to play as two balls together. They were connected by a circle ring. For controlling them, you can tap the left or the right screen. The ring will be rotated following your instruction. So, what's your enemies here? It's easy actually, you only face some blocks.. Yes, static and rotating blocks. However, marks my said now... It isn't easy as you might think. At least for the first time.
You need to master the controls at first. It's not a fast game nor a slow game, the one who make it fast or slow was you. You're the one who decide your own path on this game. There're 9 stages on this game consist of 5-8 levels in average. The levels here called waves. Each waves can be finished quickly or slowly depends by your skill. How many times you hit the block? Honestly, I'm suck in this game. I need to replay each level at least 10 times to finish a wave, and sometimes even more than 50 times.. :o
You need to rotate the ring to make both of the balls stay away from the blocks. You need to restart the level, if one or both of the balls hit the blocks. The bad thing, the balls was made by paint and they will leave some marks on the block after hit it. So, your skill can be shown by how many marks left in each blocks. More marks mean more sucks :P. Well, that's which happened on me too.. lol. But, I haven't give up buddy.. yeah..
Duet game has an endless mode too, which can be unlocked after you finished all the denial stages. It has similar gameplay with the main mode, but you have limited lives here. Beside the simple gameplay, Duet game also has simple UI, it only has 4 main colors; Black as the background, white for the blocks and blue red for the balls. You can invert the colors too, it'll change the background into white. The soundtrack was calm at first but raise your courage.
Why so serious? This game has a simple gameplay but it's crazy executed. It's not an impossible game, sometimes you just need more efforts and a patient to finish a wave. You can't play the game with ambitiously nor perfunctorily. You need to take a deep breath, relax and don't blink, focusing on your way and here you go. Don't be too rush or too slow. Take the right step at the right time. Too early will make you death, too late will leave a mark on your blocks too.
Duet game can be purchased on the AppStore costs $2.99. A reasonable price for a game with ultra challenging gameplay. Don't worry, you won't find any IAP inside. So, what are you waiting for? Create your own path now and start an unforgettable journey!
Graphic/ Sound: 4 of 5
Gameplay: 4.5 of 5
Game Control: 4 of 5
Replay Value: 4.5 of 5
Overall: 4.25 of 5
IGF Entry: DUET Game
App Store Link: Duet Game, $2.99