Review Fly O'Clock - Endless Jumper
An addictive one-touch arcade game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 05 Jul 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Cool retro graphics, simple gameplay
Shallow gameplay, doesn't stay interesting for long
How much replay value could you pack into a game where you’re literally a fly jumping around on a person’s wristwatch? Unsurprisingly, not much. Fly O’Clock for Android is literally a game where you jump to and from four quadrants on a watch as you try and dodge its rapidly changing hands.
So this is as much a time waster as anything could possibly be. I mean, you’re literally watching the hands of time pass by as you’re playing. The only bad thing is that time isn’t passing nearly as fast as it seems in game.
Tap on the screen and your fly with jump from one quadrant to the next in a counterclockwise fashion. If you get hit by a hand, you die. If you land on top of a hand, you die. If you even think about touching a hand, you die. The moral of the story here is that you want to keep bouncing from one area to the next so you’re always one step ahead of the hands. Unfortunately for you, the hands more in varying speeds, so you never can tell one moment from the next how fast they’ll get to where you are.
You’ll also collect coins at an abysmal rate, which is sad. Gathering coins just lets you unlock new flies you can play as, but there are no other aesthetic changes to the game. I feel like the developers could have really capitalized on the extremely limited environment here, but they didn’t.
Fly O’clock isn’t unfun, but I can’t say I was giddy while playing it. It was a good way to waste a few minutes, but eventually the thin gameplay begins to break apart and I found myself closing out of it and opening Reddit back up.