It’s a strange thing with associations. Despite of its originality, “Disc Pop” by Starpolygon reminded me of a dozen other games. The game looks a bit like a Tron-themed “Simon Says” in an “Asteroid” world with the Game Mechanics of “Shufflepuck Café”. And it’s actually a mixture of everything above: It’s your goal to connect same-colored neon discs for points (by dragging them air hockey-like across the game board) and avoid unwanted collisions in space. Beam me up, Scotty!
“Disc Pop” rocks! Or pops. Howsoever, the background music is a fantastic fit and keeps you nodding your head like a Yes-Man. You’ll get the electronic tunes you expect, but even if you’re not into EDM, you’ll get captivated by these catchy tunes. Trust me!
I also like the visual effects, the cool colors, and the sparkling particle explosions. The whole audio-visual appearance of the app is without any doubt a great accomplishment for an indie studio.
Talking about technical aspects, the app is also a shining example of stability and performance. I haven’t experienced a single lag, bad responding buttons or anything else of that kind. This is impeccable game development.
Technical-wise there is nothing to be criticized. However, as we all know there’s more to a game than just bits and bytes, graphics and music. And the game itself could even be more fun, if the developers clear two obstacles out of the way:
Since there are only two things having a negative impact on the flow and the fun, I’m pretty sure, that Starpolygon will get it right!
“Disc Pop” is a feelgood-app. You’ll automatically love everything about it, as long as your game flow doesn’t get interrupted. Try it out for yourself and download the game here.
All pictures are in-game screenshots.