The Incident: Ridiculous, 8-bit fun for iPhone, iPad

Do you love 8-bit style graphics and simple, addictive gameplay? Me too. And that's why The Incident is sure to be one of the go-to time-wasting Apps on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

Do you love 8-bit style graphics and simple, addictive gameplay? Me too. And that's why The Incident is sure to be one of the go-to time-wasting apps on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.

You play as Frank Solway--your everyday suit-wearing dude just trying to catch a cab. Except today, everything (and I do mean every thing) is falling from the sky trying to squash you.

All Frank Solway wanted was a cab. What he got was something entirely different. Screenshot by Joe Aimonetti

It's up to you, iPhone/iPad user, to maneuver Frank from side to side, dodging everything from traffic signs to statues to cars, climbing over the rubble to untold heights, attempting to discover the source of the "everything rainfall".

You'll have to dodge, push, hold, and jump over more falling stuff than you can shake a stick at. Screenshot by Joe Aimonetti

The controls are impossibly easy--tilt iPhone/iPad left or right to move Frank left or right. Tap the screen to jump. That's it. The gameplay, a simple but unique approach, is actually pretty engaging. As the frequency of falling objects increase, The Incident becomes noticeably more challenging, necessitating the use of in-game health power-ups, helmets, and special boosters.

Stay on the move or you'll be sorry. Screenshot by Joe Aimonetti

The Incident is a Big Bucket Software production, developed by Matt Comi, with old school game console-inspired artwork from Neven Mrgan and incredibly cool, retro-themed music by Cabel Sasser.

Final Thoughts
If you're looking for a great pick-up-and-play app to get you through the line at the DMV, a drawn-out wedding ceremony, or your mom's bridge club stories, The Incident is sure to keep you entertained--available on Apple's App Store ($1.99) in universal binary and playable on iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Buy it once and play it anywhere.

 

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