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The Eternal: a simple arcade game – Review

The Eternal is an arcade style game where you collect blue glowing orbs while avoiding obstacles to rack up points.  You play as a range of spirits that work their way up a randomly generated obstacle course. The game is simple enough that kids could play it, but the tutorial starting out is confusing and virtually non-existent. There are also things you can do to earn extra points for unlockables that are pretty simple like letting a video run on your phone if you want to make progress faster. The game also has a few irritation features that may or may not pick your nerves depending on your level of patience with it.  The game is overall pretty entertaining, but for the things you do need to know we’ve got you covered.

the eternalThe Eternal starts up in the game like most iOS games tend to do without much instruction to guide you. The only flaw I found with the lack of instructions is there is an arrow that points up when you start leading you to believe you should swipe up. If you can ignore that and just tap the screen you will find that the little ghost ball will move away from where you tapped.  The way you tap the screen, how fast, and on what side determines the speed and momentum in which you go through the course. The object of the game is to at all cost not tap yourself into anything but the score balls and purple crystals for as long as you can.  By working your way up and collecting points you will be able to unlock additional characters that all move in different ways unlocking new levels of challenge with learning the controls for each character’s different movement.

the eternalNow, this game does have a very irritating amount of quirks that comes with it. After a few playthroughs, you can be forced into ads and short game demos that take a few seconds  of your time up. While this isn’t so bad at first it can quickly grate on your nerves if you get really into the game. On top of that the map is randomly generated and will have different obstacles in it at times like  spinning blades and ballistics that will kill you on contact. These can be difficult or even impossible to get around and may cause you some frustration.

Overall though the game isn’t bad, but with the constant stream of ads  it does make it a lot harder to enjoy at times. As always The Eternal can be found on the AppStore if you do desire to try it and this game is completely free so you can try it without risking your wallet.

About Jessica Dillon

Jessica has been a gamer since she could hold a controller in her hands. She resides in a very small Virginia town that is surrounded by mountains. She loves telling people about the worlds she wanders through and seeing someone's world expand through finding a game they love through her articles. She also really loves furry companions and has taken in several rescues throughout the years, When not playing games you can find her under a warm blanket sampling different teas while reading graphic novels.

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  1. Personally, i find this kind of games (Simple Arcade) is the best for me since i spend too much time daily waiting for something like the Bus in the station ,it’s very good game to waste your time in and it’s very simple too !!

  2. I like to play arcade game a lot. It is classic and this game looks also good and graphic look great. We can pass time playing this game easily and it’s also fun.

  3. Phakiso PS Selepe

    The review is insightful, I will download it as I like playing arcade games to kill time so this game seems interesting and fun judging from your review.

  4. Wow! what a classic game.I really love.

  5. This is a really interesting game as the name sounds interesting too. I played it whole day when i first downloaded this game. This game is full of fun and joy.

  6. Very nice and funny game.I can play every time this game .I really interest this game.I like to this arcade game very much.This is best arcade game when i found there.thank you.

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