Race the Sun – Annoyingly Addictive!
One of the free games last month was a game called Chase the Sun. The basic premise is that you control a ship and you have to get as far as you can whilst dodging obstacles in the environment. The further you go the more points you get. Another mechanic added into the game is the power of the sun, time moves relatively quick and your ship is solar-powered. Naturally you need the high burn mid-day sun to keep you powered up and moving at speed.
As well as this they are power ups you can pick up along the way such as turning the time back so the sun is at mid-day to getting 1-time use jump boosts. These all will help you get as far as you can and beat your friends score. This is where the game gets REALLY ANNOYING for me. There are no checkpoints or second chances; I found some of the obstacles were clearly put there not to challenge you but to screw you over. Damn it was frustrating.
With all that said – the game was still addictive, I wanted to better myself and beat my last score. I kept going on at it for quite a while. For me it’s one of those games I never would have bought but as part of the monthly free game pack I’m more than happy to give it a try.