We know you want this game, you plasma ball poker you.
Plasma, a .99 iPhone app released by GClue, is a simple, addictive and enjoyable game that appeals to our desire to achieve the highest score possible. Its rules are simple. In order to score points, you must poke (with a finger, we hope) dark balls of plasma floating at varying speeds. Destroy one and you earn points. Destroy multiple balls without getting penalized, thus creating a combo, and your score multiplier will transform those hundreds of points into thousands.
As expected, the game eventually becomes difficult. If you accidentally poke one of the red plasma balls, or allow one or more dark ones to fly off the screen, your health bar depletes. Run out of health, and it's game over.
After losing, you have the option of uploading your score to an online leaderboard. Unlike other iPhone apps, you'll do this in game, rather than exiting the program to access the company website. Aside from this nifty feature, though, Plasma has nothing else to offer. No additional modes, options or stages, beyond the attractive outer space backdrop. It's just you, the universe and a bunch of balls.
Despite being a one trick pony, Plasma's cool. The touch screen recognition works, the graphics look good and the game offers fun in short bursts. For a measly .99, you owe it to yourself to install it ASAP.
What's Hot: Hours of addictive plasma ball poking mayhem, pretty graphics, you can upload scores to an online leaderboard, costs .99.
What's Not: Nothing in particular. It's cool.