Ichi is an easy to play but challenging one button puzzle game. Don't be deceived by the game simplistic look, it’s a braintwister for sure! Collect golden rings by rotating objects, using teleporters, breaking blocks and more. If that isn’t enough, the game includes a level editor that allows you to create your own levels and share them with anyone around the globe!
"Ichi is a cute yet tricky one-button puzzler" - Michael Rose, Indiegames
"A fun, stylish and challenging indie experience" - Chad Awkerman, DualShockers
"There's only one key to press, after all, so how challenging could that be? Try a whole lot of challenging." - john bardinelli, JayisGames
"The sketchy art style extends beyond the title screen to a game with rich visuals" - John Polson, DIYGamer
Ichi is reminiscent of "Quell," but it's not a clone. It has its own unique features that make it a challenging but fun game. The concept is very simple - rotate the red triangles by tapping the screen in order to guide the ball over all of the holes. The fewer taps you use, the higher your scores, which are given as letter grades (like a school report card). The first few levels are pretty simple to solve in only a few taps of the screen, so they serve as a tutorial. But the levels get harder, with complications like spikes that destroy the ball. One big difference from Quell is that Quell is a relaxing game where you can think about your next move all you want; in Ichi, the ball is always moving, and you have to make quick decisions.
If you finish the game or if you get tired of playing, there is a simple to use game editor where you design your own screens. If you like, you can upload your new levels for others to play. At the time of this review, there were more than 17,000 player-designed levels.
Note that there are no in-app purchases, and I did not see any ads in the game.
ICHI is a cute and interesting game that can turn into a time-suck if you're not careful. I downloaded this as a FAOTD to kill some time while waiting for an appointment and got really absorbed in it and had fun. It's almost a cross between the old arcade game Asteroids and Pong. It has rotating bumpers that bounce balls and the object is to get them through holes while avoiding hazards. The graphics are almost retro in their simplicity and the progressive levels are almost unlimited since you can create your own..
It only needs a couple of network permissions from your tablet but it uses a gigantic 80+ meg(?) of memory.
This game requires a lot of patients and understanding of how the objects interact. I see that this game may be frustrating to some who just want to just jump in and play and simply want to learn through trail-and-error
Ichi is a puzzle game where you rotate half triangles and bounce a solid circle into hallow circles to win/beat a stage.
It's a simple premise and may be hard to execute depending on fast you learn the physics of how the solid circle bounce in conjunction with the impacting triangle which you control by tapping to rotate.
The circle moves automatically and initiated when taping on the screen to start. The game is fast pace to where you have to think fast as the number of moves (impact of circles/triangle) determine your score ranking (Letter scale: A,B,C etc).
Elevator type music plays throughout and I love how the levels are named such as "It's A Trap" or "Got Blocks". Art design is also very simplistic and pleasant to look at
This is challenging and fun despite the repetitiveness. The premise is to collect all the circles floating around each level. You control a ball that bounces through the levels, and the only one button you have is to turn bumpers 90 degrees, which will change the direction that the ball bounces through the level. There are spikes and other hazards to watch out for along the way. When completing a level, you get a "grade" based on how many taps it took you to get through the level.
New tricks get thrown in as you progress (one-hit blocks, teleporters, etc), which creates a new level of difficulty and keeps things fresh.
You can also skip difficult levels, and even create your own.
Ok, so I downloaded the game for free to my Kindle, and # 1 fell in love with the game of maze puzzles. As each new object / element was added to each subsequent level, I got even more intgrigued and came to realize how simplicit yet ingenius the game is. After finishing 60 levels, I needed more. Then I noticed on the main menu "play more than 18,674 (or some other high #) more levels" button... and I figured "oh this is where they get you to pay." NOT! That's where everything exploded and I learned how the world commmunity posts their created levels....then saw how I can actually "create" my own new level!! Plus tag them as to hard or easy, etc.
Even the name of the game resonates with me. I'm not sure what "Ichi" means in Dutch, but do know about Chi or Qi energy.
All I can say is that you all at "Stolen Couch" are pure geniuses!! I wish I could give you 10 stars versus only 5.
Not a bad little game. It's a thought provoker and you can run the same level multiple times to improve your "grade". I did finally figure out how to purposefully bounce off a flat wall to reduce the number of "moves" on the red triangles.
As far as I can tell, this game has one serious problem. There are NO OPTIONS -- at least none that I can find. I like games with sound effects like balls bouncing off walls (or triangles) or other needed effects. I DO NOT like music while I play. I find it distracting and annoying. I have not found out how to turn off the music without actually turning the volume off on my fire. That's not good!