Would Frogger be much more difficult (or just more fun) if it had psychedelic effects added? And what about Super Hexagon, which is already notoriously difficult? Psych mixes a simple but tough concept of dodging obstacles, but throws in eye-popping surprises as well.
The mobile game, currently out for Android, is designed for shorter sessions. The player’s job is to get as far as possible from the epicenter by guiding an arrow onto colored strips, which increases score. As the colored safe zones keep rotating, tapping makes the arrow proceed. Doing it at the incorrect time doesn’t end the challenge, but sets the arrow back closer to the center. Psych is about getting a high score, and it’s integrated with social media platforms and Google Play features for sharing.
It’s not that simple, however. As the game goes on, Psych starts introducing psychedelic effects. The colors morph all over the RGB scale, but that’s the least of the worries. All the lines start bending and the perspective changes, making it progressively harder to keep going. If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, there are also several achievements to strive for.
Psych is free and available via Google Play, with the possibility of paying to remove ads. iOS users need not fret – the game will be available soon on Apple-powered devices, too. In the meantime, check out the developer jcstranger’s website. Let us know your high score in the comments!