Cubic is a stylised side scrolling running game. As expected the obstacles come in rapidly from the right hand side of the screen and it’s up to you do dodge by stepping out of the way. The game is stylised right down to simple black blocks on single coloured backgrounds. In the free version I was playing there are two different levels, one of which is your traditional dodge up and down and one that is more tunnel based. Cubic comes along with some basic sound effects and some really nice music that suitably get your blood pumping while playing. The Google+ integration is a nice touch and the leader boards add to the whole beat your friends experience.
One particularly nice touch is turning on “Rotation” mode. This makes the screen change orientation as you’re playing which gives the sensation of going up and down slopes. Surprisingly it actually adds quite a bit to the feel of the game.
Right now the game feels a bit unfinished. There’s not enough to keep you playing more than one sitting and the graphics while stylised still don’t feel quite polished. The text in particular doesn’t feel well laid out or thick enough to fit the style. The particle explosion when you die is a nice touch but we need more! The music is actually really great but we’d definitely like to hear more sound effects. What’s really missing is more features in the levels that give us a reason to keep coming back – there needs to be something you just about to get to then want to go back and investigate. As it is, the game is thoroughly worth checking out and hopefully it’s going to grow into something really great.
While Cubic delivers limited amusement at the moment it has sound foundations in all areas of graphics, music and controls which could see it grow into something quite fantastic to while away the smallest room hours on your Android device.