Several months ago we took a look at the Windows Phone game HiLight that is more or less a picturesque game of Simon Says. The multi-level game presents you with a sequence of lighted circles that flash and you have to repeat the pattern by tapping on the circles. You start out with only four lights and slowly build up to levels with fifteen lighted circles.
Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the game was updated a few weeks ago to version 1.0.1219.2, which adds a new gaming mode, new rankings and personal gaming stats. HiLight came across as an entertaining Windows Phone game to pass the time with and the new game mode only adds to HiLight's appeal.
HiLight still has the original, multi-level game where you work your way through the 225 levels of puzzles but with the updated version you will find an option to play the Compete mode on the main menu. The Compete mode is best described as a survival game where you see how far you can last repeating the light sequences.
You have a playing field of fifteen circles that will light up and you have to mimic that sequence. As you successfully repeat the sequence, the Compete mode will add a new light to the sequence and you play until you fail to repeat the pattern. It won't take long for the Compete mode to test the limits of your memory.
Rankings in the Compete mode will reflect how you fair compared to other players worldwide, to other players in your geographic area and to your Facebook friends.
The update to HiLight also adds statistical data to the game but this feature is only available for the premium version of the game ($1.99 in-app purchase).
The Compete mode is a nice addition to HiLight and gives the Windows Phone game a little more flexibility in how it can help you pass the time. It's kinda neat to see how you fair against other gamers in your area.