(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
Here we are on another release week. So far, there have been quite a few snuggets for it being this early in the week. One game that just released on the App Store is Boy & Wheel by indie developer, Ruipeng Wang.
Boy & Wheel is a unique little RPG game where every move is based off of chance. You play as a boy seeking revenge for his father’s untimely death. It’s a really simple game, yet VERY unforgiving at times.
The entire turn-based game is played with a wheel. Every move you make is done at the mercy of the almighty wheel. Sometimes it works in your favor, other times not so much. I’ve had a few encounters where all I did was “rest” while the enemy pummeled me. Like I said, this game can be unforgiving at times.
The more you play B&W, the more it grows on you. Once you start leveling up and getting stronger, things get a tad bit easier. You can kind of learn the wheel a little bit, like how much it turns after you tap the “stop” button. The simple black and white visuals are such a cool touch and you can even unlock different colors for the wheel.
Boy & Wheel is a simple game with a simple concept and even simpler visuals. With all that simplicity, it still has loads of charm. It may not be for everyone, but it definitely deserves some attention. This is what indie games are all about.
@hashtagNOEN (Boy & Review)