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
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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.
First of all, let me point out, this is a fun game. I would probably normally have rated it 4 stars, except for this small problem. I play through the first level, and every thing is fine. But when I finish the first level, it says that it is out of memory, and takes me back to the carousel. When I restart the app, it acts like I never finished the first level. I must have finished the first level a dozen different times, and it does this every time. I'm not going to say not to get it, you can just play the first level if you want. But personally I am going to go delete this app after I finish writing this.
I liked finger Hoola, at least for the first 15 minutes... The problem I have with the game is that it doesn't offer much gameplay-wise, It's true that the music gets more complex and the game gets a little harder but it's always the same.
I really like the music for relaxation and at the beginning I only played because of it, but I don't understand how you can combine this gameplay and relaxation at the same time. All the finger movement distracts me from enjoying the music, Or we play or we relax but not both.
This certainly is a different game. Move your finger around in a circular motion inside a circle pattern to spin it around like a hula hoop. It starts out being simple and meditative, but it doesn't take long before it becomes quite challenging and requires a good deal of speed, control, and coordination to switch fingers or spin two loops at once, and match high pitches with rapid spinning -- but still not too rapid!
♪ 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. I even went to the developer's website looking for answers, but no help there either.
But in the end I overcame my compulsive need for a written tutorial, and just let myself enjoy the game. The music, color, and constant motion is like playing tag with a hummingbird.
The music for this app is enchanting. It's a very unique app that starts out quite easy, but as you pick up on how to play, the levels get harder and harder. Haven't seen a game like this before. Requires a lot of finger endurance ;)