Lumiappaday #46: Chain Reaction demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| January 1, 2012 | 10 Replies

Happy New Year again! You may have had a heavy new year celebration so let’s have a light, yet still fun lumiappaday. This has been on every platform in one iteration or another, it’s the simple yet addictive chain reaction style game.

Bunch of particles on the screen running and bouncing off walls, pop one at the precise point that you think other particles can crash into it, hence chain reaction. You don’t need any more info than that.

Fun game, simple and free. ๐Ÿ™‚


#46) Chain Reaction

Price: Free




Developer Blurb:

Version 1.7 updated with juicy Mango features!

  • – Game runs at 60 FPS!
  • – Fully compatible with fast app switching.
  • – Scoreboard improvements

The classic Chain Reaction game is now on Windows Phone 7! Tap the screen to create the initial explosion, then watch the chain grow. Use the in game scoreboard to see how your scores stacks up against the rest of the world!

Improvements in version 1.6:

  • – Improved in game graphics
  • – In game animations
  • – Set default username
  • – General performance enhancements

Improvements in version 1.5:

– Bug fixes

Improvements in version 1.4:

  • – 40 level “Insane” game mode
  • – Post your scores to Twitter
  • – Visual enhancements
  • – Bug fixes

Improvements in version 1.2:

  • – 30 level “Epic” game mode
  • – Personal scoreboard with global ranks
  • – Dynamic sound
  • – New visual effects
  • – Save game option from pause menu
  • – Bug fixes to the scoring system

Improvements in version 1.1:

  • – New extended game mode
  • – In game sound
  • – Improved graphics


Design: 7

Usability: 10

Performance: 10

Price: 10



Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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  • ftw

    Just one idea about your score mechanism, 10 points because an apps is free with commercials is well not honest to the ones that are free without commercials.

    For example a very similar game exists for the n9 it is free and as no annoying commercials, how would you score the price then??? 12?

    • Jay Montano

      Thank you for the feedback, very much appreciated.

      Yes that is something I’ve considered a few times. To keep it simple, price though is based on is it value for money. With free, it’s instantly high on the value. Where it impacts is design. I should have a rethink though because some folks don’t have ads, or choose to have ads that are much less intrusive – you only see them sometimes or only if you go to a particular portion.

      To be fair on N9 apps (more to come) I don’t score those. The score system was based on the ‘old’ style of the inital Lumiappadays, it was more to give me a structure on what things I should talk about, but what with exams I’ve had to cut out a lot of the original structure just so I can still have time to revise and blog and do lumiappadays.

      • MDF

        i dont know why but on my phone the ads are not getting diplayed
        and i mean on all apps
        just a black background on the area that ads should be
        anyone else with the same prob?
        i cant say i dont like it though
        i hate ads lol

  • Aman

    Jay , when ur exams r starting?

    Revise ur syllabus 1st , then do lumiappadays.

    BTW What abt N9Apps?

    • Jay Montano

      Hi. I’ve got exams in the next couple of weeks. I’ve got a strict time table and record my lumiappadays in bulk, and then publish them daily. Also they’re much shorter than the first 30 or so lumiappadays.

      I’ve set myself a challenge and sort of a promise by the name to bring an app a day and I will do my best to deliver that without compromising studies. It actually helps to organize my time better and to have something to take my mind away from the likes of ganglions and tensor fascia lata. ๐Ÿ™‚

      As for N9 apps, I will also try to do some of those though they were never in the original plan so will fit if I can squeeze them in. I’ve got some N8 stuff planned already.

  • MDF

    private video on yt?

    • Jay Montano

      Thanks. Sorry it should be public now. YouTube sometimes ignores when I put videos to public view.

  • j

    Are there any known games like pes 2012, fifa12 and other quality 3d games?

    • Jay Montano

      Yes, there are plenty of cross platform known games and other quality 3D games. Some on the list of todo. Some have to wait a while because I’m already over my budget of apps to try ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aman

    That’s gud Jay

    keep it up