Release Date: June 30th
, 2015 (iOS)
Publishers: Apple Inc.
Platforms: Web, iOS, Android
The browser game phenomenon comes to iOS!
Play online with players around the world as you try to become the biggest cell of them all!
Control your tiny cell and eat other players to grow larger! But watch out: players bigger than you will be trying to make you their lunch. Survive and eat long enough to become the biggest cell in the game!
With new controls developed especially for touchscreens, agar.io offers the same addictive gameplay that millions have already enjoyed on PC. Play online in free-for-all action and use splitting, shrinking and dodging tactics to catch other players - or avoid them! Use a variety of special secret skins with the right username!
The graphics in this game are fairly basic as it is only a 2D game, but I think they suit the game very well. The cells are all circular shapes with some ripples on the outside depending on what they are doing, if the cells are being eaten then the shapes will change as if they are made of jelly. One thing that is unique about this game is the skins that you can be. When you start the game, you are prompted to choose a name. The developers of the game implemented certain skins, so when you have certain names, you get a skin. Some of these include 'wojak', 'doge', country names and many more. The overall flow of this game is really smooth, there are no points in the game that don't look as good as the rest.
One thing that brings this game down is the audio; or should I say lack of audio. I would expect this game to have some sounds with it, when you pick up mass, when you eat opponents, and maybe just some nice background music to go with the flow of the game. As this game does lack sound, people have made various scripts and mods to resolve this issue. There is a popular script called 'evergreen' which adds various sound effects, as you would expect. The Evergreen Chrome extension can be added here
There are a very small number of controls in this game, but you must be able to master them to play the game effectively. You move the cell around, you use your mouse, moving it up and down. To split into multiple cells of the same mass, you press space, and to eject little amounts of mass for feeding, or to escape a sticky situation you press W as many times as you desire. As I said, you have to be able to analyse your situation and know exactly when to initiate different controls, to give you the best outcome possible.
- The iOS and Android versions of agar.io are developed by Miniclip despite them not being the creators
Overall - 9/10