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Finger Hoola

by Plant Pot
Rated: All Ages
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Price: $1.99
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 3.2.2
  • Bug fixes.

Product Details

  • Release Date: December 5, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,343 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Now 33% bigger - bonus set of levels with new art and audio!
  • New and improved minimalist UI.
  • Supports Amazon Fire TV (and stick) with the Game Controller
  • A brand new gameplay experience
  • Unique touchscreen hula physics
  • Create beautiful ambient audio
  • Compare your progress with friends (requires Facebook login)

Product Description

Eurogamer: "A chilled-out and peaceful challenge, quite unlike anything else around, Finger Hoola is just lovely."
PocketGamer: "finely polished ... you'll be utterly engrossed"
JayIsGames: "Perfect for quick pick up and play sessions when you want everybody in the room to think you've gone mad!"
TheIndieMine: "absolutely everything about the game explores the depth of the player’s intuitions"
CoronaGeek: "Extremely creative and addictive."

Spin rings around your fingers and escape into a world of ambient sound and abstract shapes.

Develop your dexterity and unwind your mind.

WARNING: Moments of meditative focus can lead to sensory climax. Grass skirt NOT required.

Technical Details

  • Size: 38.9MB
  • Version: 3.2.2
  • Developed By: Plant Pot
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read from external storage
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 5 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
93 of 104 people found the following review helpful
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♪ Finger Hoola ♪ is a totally unique kind of game. It is truly in a category by itself. It combines music, color, and physical dexterity & control.

The object of the game is simple. Using your finger you spin a virtual hula hoop in time with musical notes. The higher the notes, the faster you spin; the lower the notes the slower you spin. As the musical notes change you adjust the speed of the spin accordingly. If you adjust correctly, colorful abstract splashes appear on the screen, and the musical notes come together in a soothing melody. If your spin rate is not correct the splotches fade and the melody gets less pleasing. If you are able keep the spin rate and the musical note in sync for a specific amount of time, the hula hoop shatters in a burst of color and light and the level is completed.

Once I learned the basics of the game I really enjoyed it. It is somehow soothing and exhilarating at the same time. But one complaint I have about the app is the lack of a written tutorial. So here are a few hints:

1) The game starts with a hula hoop and a vertical bar on the screen. Near the top of the vertical bar is a symbol of a musical note ♪ and near the bottom of the bar is a small horizontal bar. You must spin the hula hoop faster and faster until the two symbols come together. When the musical note moves, adjust your spin rate till the two symbols meet up again.

2) The game also has an options menu, but again there is no written explanation on what the options do. Some are intuitive (like screen dim, or left hand/right hand), but others were and still are a mystery. Another thing I still haven't figured out is the scoring. A number comes up at the end of each level, but I have no idea what it means.
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Read TooManyHobbies for Instructions July 4, 2013
By Peggy A
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First, I'll admit that I would not have purchased this app if it had not been offered as the free app of the day. But I have enjoyed experimenting with it, even if it is quite pointless. It is a little bit like mind candy. ;)

TooManyHobbies did a fantastic job of explaining the game, so I won't repeat that information. Instead, I recommend you read that review (currently the most helpful). Good job on the overview! :)

I will, however, add a few observations:

1. The instructions (in the "i" icon) are in pictures rather than words; but the pictures weren't helpful.
2. Using a stylus kept my fingers from getting sore, probably because I do a lot of writing. The action is similar to holding a pen and applying pressing to create written words. Additionally, using the stylus as a tool rather than trying to rely on touching the screen directly with my fingers seemed to improve the pleasing aspects of the game (and result in better scores).
3. When I saw the promotional video, I was worried that the game would make me dizzy or induce a headache. But the hulas spin more slowly during the game than I expected from the product page. After experimenting for about an hour, I felt that the effects of the muted background colors and the constantly changing speeds of the spinning circles (which you try to match) combined to keep the game from causing a headache. If I get a headache later, I'll update my post.
4. At times while experimenting with the app, I felt like Goldilocks. I was just trying to keep the circles from spinning too quickly or too slowly, and spinning at just the right speed to hit the "sweet spot."
5. The music is very soft and relaxing, inducing a Zen-like state of mind.
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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A unique game where you Spin Hoola Hoops to move a slider up or down by speeding up or slowing you spinning. Soothing, Meditative Music playsall the while. You move the Slider Indicator up or down the slider bar to meet up with a Musical Note symbol that pops up on different levels of the bar. When matched correctly, opaque color fills up that portion of the bar. A new note then pops up in another part of bar so you adjust speed to continue process. When done, the Hoops explode, Lights Flash and Nice Sound effects play. This gives you as score and level select menu comes back to continue.

Music and Sounds are Pleasant and Graphics are clear and colorful. Controls work fine but not everyone will enjoy Spinning Hoops at constantly varying speeds. Replay Value is somewhat Limited. After awhile, the challenges gets much harder and it is very difficult to match the Notes. The scoring is not explained and it does not seem to make any clear sense. Unfortunately, No written Instructions, but Visual instructions help a little.

Overall, it is JUST OK for me. Gets repetitive to a point that Fun wares off early. Lack of written Instructions is a negative. PERMISSIONS should not be needed for this type of game. It puts several DATA MINING Addons on your device (including CORONA SDK that uses hidden Data Mining Tactics).
Not a Spectacular game. Unique but not Engaging or SAFE enough to be over 3 Stars for me.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for everyone but I LOVE it! July 4, 2013
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Is it a game or a meditation app? At first I was not sure what to make of this but I gave it an honest chance. lt took me about ten minutes to find my "groove" but once it "clicked" this app turned into one of the most unique experiences I have yet to find on Android.

While this sort of program may not be your cup of tea, as a reviewer I cannot find fault with this app. It is unique and almost daring in that regard-- which feels like a breath if fresh air to me. I relax to this now and it is staying on this device, definitely. It is a great "tool" to reach alpha state and has a beauty to it that you just have to pay your dues on and experience.

Highly recommended! 5 stars!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Published 3 months ago by P.O. Jax
3.0 out of 5 stars so/so
Was boring. Thought it'd be more fun. Not impressed.
Published 5 months ago by MBSM
1.0 out of 5 stars games should be fun
games should be fun
Published 5 months ago by Peter Paul
1.0 out of 5 stars Never ordered it.
Never ordered it.
Published 6 months ago by L. Ellis
3.0 out of 5 stars Eh...
Okay game, wasn't my favorite to be honest. It is like one of those games that you play and you don't know why, but you catch yourself an hour later feeling stupid for playing it. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Brianna
2.0 out of 5 stars Gets boring
At first the game is fun, but after 20 minutes the sounds sound the same and then get boring after a while.
Published 13 months ago by Valentina
4.0 out of 5 stars Metronome Meditation
PRO: This game provides a good distraction, some training in tempo, and is a very soothing way to unwind. CON: Must have a data connection.
Published 15 months ago by Shay
2.0 out of 5 stars Does pretty much nothing for me!
Must be an acquired taste as this app did little and I used it little. Not very entertaining for me, might as well stare at my navel.
Published 15 months ago by S. Compton
4.0 out of 5 stars I really like this one
This one is really a good game for the kids to improve hand eye coordination. My toddler can do the first level or two. My 7 yo can to lower levels. It gets harder as it goes up. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless waste of time
Dumb game. I don't understand why people like it, and I got rid of it. Don't waste your energy trying to figure this game out either, since there are no instructions.
Published 16 months ago by Dutchie
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