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Posted September 3, 2008 3:00am


3 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: Free
  • SOUND: 3
  • CONTROL: 3
  • FUN: 3
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: Do your best to stop the bombs from exploding as they light up one after another on your screen

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So many of the games that have come out for the iPhone have tried to push the extremes of what the hardware offers. While we definitely need to see games like this coming out so that bigger and better can make it's way over to the iPhone, it's also nice to see some simple yet addicting games make there way over to the device.

Dactyl is a game that requires you to be pretty quick in order to actually earn a high score and really enjoy the game. What you do is press the bombs as they flash red in order to defuse them. If you miss one, it will eventually blow up. The bombs flash quickly and often light up less than a second in between, making it pretty faced paced and enjoyable.

The game isn't complex or anything. There's no special power ups to deal with. All you do is tap the red bombs and stick with the pattern. There is really no margin for error, so missing one bomb is going to inevitable throw you off. You've got to get into the rhythm and stick with it. And remember, a new one is not always popping up every second, sometimes they switch it up.

Dactyl won't be a game that you write to your friends and it surely won't be something that you put your other gaming systems away for. But it will be a game that you'll pick up and play when you've got some time to kill. If you like fast paced games that are all about skill and nothing else, you'll love Dactyl.

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