dEXTRIS has melted my brain. It’s as mind-numbing as Flappy Bird and the design hearkens Geometry Wars combined with the vertical scrolling action of 1942. The premise is simple yet the game is complex. While it feels impossible to hit new milestones, and most often you don’t, sometimes your cubes pass a previously unseen flashing line and you feel like a winner.
Dextris is as hard as Flappy Bird. It takes several times to get past even the first obstacle. A dozen plays in I crossed 10. Fifty plays later, my top score is 47. And I can’t stop. The teal and magenta cubes have me in their magnetic grasp.
The mechanics require constant attention yet the time to play only lasts seconds. It takes two hands and complete concentration. A few seconds into the game and one mistake will result in the cubes exploding. Those center diamonds get me every…
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