Minicons is the ultimate quick-play game app that is tailor made for players to just keep playing “one more time” to try and quickly get a better score.
The gameplay is Minicons is essentially a slot machine interface, where wheels containing different images are spun, and players must slide their finger along images that are adjacent horizontally, vertically and diagonally, attempting to connect as many as possible.
There are quite a few different variations and groups of objects in Minicons, ranging from wheels featuring only two different objects to six different objects. Obviously, it becomes more difficult to connect larger groups of objects when more are available, since there is less likelihood they will be adjacent.
At the end of each 60 second burst of gameplay, players get bonuses for the longest chain of objects, the longest streak of consecutive connections, and the total number of objects they’ve linked. It’s all quickly generated into an overall score that can be easily posted to GameCenter or OpenFeint.
Because the controls are so simple and the artwork so clear, even pre-schoolers and toddlers will be able to enjoy Minicons. They may not realize they’re earning a score, but they’ll love being able to connect similar objects and see the wheels spin.
Minicons is the ultimate easy-to-play yet difficult-to-put-down game, encouraging players to try again after each turn to get a slightly better score. The gameplay feels fast and responsive, with easy-to-play controls. There’s not much here beyond the high-score challenges, though, so it’s possible that players could quickly tire of Minicons.