Review One More Dash
A dashingly good time waster
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 03 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Great aesthetic, easy controls, easy to learn
The difficulty can spike like a mountain range, there aren’t any good rewards
It’s been awhile since I’ve jumped into a one-touch game, and I’m pretty glad One More Dash for Android is the game it is because it’s remarkably fun. Time wasters like this aren’t known for their depth, but there are actually a lot of moving parts in this game that aren’t immediately perceivable.
Playing as a disc, the objective is to dash from one disc to the next. Sounds easy, but there are two limiting factors here: you’ve got a very limited amount of time to make the next dash before you explode, and there are a lot obstacles that rotate on the perimeter of each disc. Timing is absolutely critical, but the game can also be forgiving.
Launching against a flat obstacle will simply bounce you back to the original disc you launched from. Hitting an edge will cause you to ricochet off the screen, resulting in death. Hitting spikes? Well, that’s self-explanatory.
The game has a pretty cool soundtrack that I think most people will enjoy listening to. Make sure you’re wearing good headphones if you want a true experience though. The aesthetic is also really cool. Everything is bright and reflective. It’s attention grabbing and even distracting at times, which adds and extra variance in difficulty. As you play, you can also unlock new color schemes to try and keep things fresh.
Downsides in this game are difficult to find. First off, I understand rewarding players with different color schemes, but I’m not really big on the concept. Why not add cool effects on the disc for getting certain achievements? Difficulty was another factor that was just inconsistent. The first few launches are simple, then it gets crazy difficult, then it goes back to being incredibly easy. Maybe I just like gradual curves, but it can be a bit jarring.
One More Dash has everything it needs for people looking to waste a few minutes. You probably won’t be playing it obsessively for long periods of time, but you’ll undoubtedly find yourself habitually pulling your phone out to play as you are walking to your next class, or need to burn a few minutes elsewhere.