These games push your reaction time to the limit.
Ready to get your adrenaline pumping? Fire up one of these modern-day twitch-gaming classics.
In Jumpgrid, your goal is simply to leap between nodes on a three-by-three grid, guzzling spinning cubes along the way to escape through the level’s teleporter. But there’s no “simply” about it when deadly geometric shapes march across the screen, spinning like whirling blades of death.
A white-knuckle dodge-em-up!
This lightning-fast challenge is effectively a game of dodge-’em-up in a spin dryer. Navigate your tiny ship through a vortex of doom by darting left, then right, to avoid being crushed by the maze-like walls relentlessly closing in. Survive 60 seconds and your reward is an even trickier level.
The 3D endless runner Boson X adds a dash of science to the familiar genre: your professor sprints along the inside of a particle accelerator, dodging obstacles and gaps, to generate energy. Just like they do over at CERN. Probably.
Panic Springs looks like it’s been beamed in from 1977, but it’s twitchy and tough. Time your hops to avoid pits and enemies while you attempt to outrun a terrifying toothy maw. It’s intense stuff, so take full advantage of the short breather you get when you grab a rocket and whoosh away at lightning speed... to even trickier tests.
In Badland, your winged hero attempts to blaze through a forest teeming with deadly traps. Take advantage of the opportunities to clone your character when you can – many get left behind when Badland ramps up to breakneck pace.
BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition
With its snowy backdrops and relaxing soundtrack, Alto’s Adventure might seem serene. Don’t be fooled. While gliding along, you’ll grab escaped llamas and flee irate elders. Good luck pulling it all off without smacking into a massive rock or tumbling into a ravine.