Simon DX Free – the Memory Matching game
Jan 26, 2012 11:47 AM –
Simon DX Free is the virtual rendition of the classic Simon handheld toy [of my childhood]. Test your memory, wit and speed as you either keep up with or master the random sequences spawned in neon hues. There are two play modes and OpenFeint support to share results with friends. Do you have what it takes to conquer Simon DX?
Tested on: Epic 4G Touch
Pros & Cons:
- Nostalgic ode to Simon!
- Two game play modes of four and eight panels!
- Boosts memory!
Simon DX Free is a memory game modeled after the classic throwback game of four neon colors rift in random order and your objective is to mimic the computer and score as many points as possible. Simon DX adds one curve ball in that it has a second mode with eight neon colors which raise the competitive bar a tad, especially as the green-to-yellow hues tend to blend as the gradients span. You get a gracious ten seconds to complete sequences. Aside from that it features OpenFeint scoring and social capabilities.
I would personally like to see the feature set and goals expanded a bit more; such as getting creative and allow competing against others in real-time multi-player online or through OpenFeint if possible. Or create and save your own sequences to- and use it as the AI against other players; meaning they can play your predefined sequences and you can play theirs. Again, something that gives the game more longevity and make it less repetitive.
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Simon DX Free
Simon DX Free in Game Play 1
Simon DX Free 8 Panels
Simon DX Free in Game Play 2
If you’re an 70’s and 80’s baby and then you probably had the Milton Bradley toy and this might jog warm and gooey memories. It is quite fun and frustrating as you try to beat your personal score, or those online.
Being addictive is probably the real hook for this game as it reels you in with each round.
The graphic interface is quite superb. The visual materials and light effects look cool. Aesthetics and addiction are the key factors of this game; only to be let down by the frequent and annoying ‘need a job?’ ads… I guess this freebie app has to monetize in some way.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
If memory serves me correct, the beeps and “Welcome to Simon DX!” effects sound quite in line with the original. Suitable of the game.