Hardest Game Ever 2
A surefire way to make your game a point of contention is to call it the hardest game ever. Orangenose Studios did just that with its newest iOS and Android title, Hardest Game Ever 2. Where it ranks among the most punishing creations known to man is clearly up for debate, but this game is actually quite difficult, and also fun to boot.
If you've experienced or at least heard of Nintendo's WarioWare franchise, Hardest Game Ever 2 sort of follows in its footsteps. What we have is a collection of 24 mini-games that force you to make quick reactions in a short amount of time. One game, for instance, tasks you with pressing the left and right sides of the screen to balance a sleepy boy's head. Eventually this becomes so intense the kid passes out, with a long icky string of snot falling into his lunch.
Another (one of our personal favorites) challenges you to alternate left and right taps to help a child quickly ascend wooden stairs until he reaches the toilet. One press too many, and the little guy plummets to his doom.
This pattern of simplistic objectives continues throughout the entire game, even with something as easy as Rock, Paper Scissors. And yet, the developers manage to make it mind-numbingly tough by attaching a ticking clock. The goal? Pick which side wins (or draw), and do so in the fastest time possible. Not exactly a walk in the park with online leaderboards to consider. Even worse, you won't unlock the next mini game until you master the current one. Good luck with that.
There are cheats, but these come via in-app purchases that allow you to skip games. The desire to know what's around the next corner may push you to spending a buck, but quite frankly, so long as you stick with it, things eventually unlock if you're persistent.
Factor in cute cartoon style graphics, and it's no wonder Hardest Game Ever 2 climbed the free charts. An obviously shallow but amusing experience that'll keep you entertained for minutes a day.
What's Hot:Frantic WarioWare style gameplay, 24 mini games, online leaderboards.
What's Not:Unconventional cheats that cost money, some games are clearly better than others.