Lumiappaday #179: The Impossible Game demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| May 12, 2012 | 3 Replies

This is one of the most addicting/frustrating running style games out there. It’s called, quite aptly, ‘The Impossible Game’ because that’s what it feels like.

If you can calm yourself enough to keep giving it a go, you might be there for a while. Mistakes mean an instant death and restart at the very beginning. So annoying.

However, you can quite strategically play the practice mode. Whilst running and you reach a hard stage, practice will allow you to respawn at that portion. However that doesn’t count towards your overall progression since it’s practice. Remove the practice mode and tackle the hurdle. If you still fail, well back to the beginning. URGH!

It’s fun, give it a go!

There’s a version for Symbian (cheers spacemodel) – looking at the ratings there, they’re loving this game too!

#179) The Impossible Game

Price:  £0.79



Developer Blurb:


The best selling iPhone App and Xbox Live Indie Game comes to Windows Phone 7 – it’s quite possibly the world’s hardest game!


With just one control, tapping the screen to jump, guide your orange square over spikes and jump onto blocks to get to the end of the level. Any mistake will result in instant death and a respawn at the beginning of the level. With an awesome soundtrack synced to the game you’ll quickly become addicted!


Also included is a Practice Mode, allowing you to lay checkpoints along the way. Try and unlock medals throughout the game, including beating the game with no flags. Check out the Stats page, where you can see how far you got through the level!


Praise for The Impossible Game on Xbox 360:


“Bafflingly addictive… Give it a try and see how long your sanity lasts.”



“Platforming is taken back to its roots”

– GameTrailers


“The Impossible Game is somehow compulsive yet simultaneously, thoroughly unenjoyable.”

– Negative Gamer


More Info:



Design: 8

Usability: 8

Performance: 9

Price: 10


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

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