Amazing Brick, another simple Windows Phone game that could drive you crazy

Amazing Brick is a simple Windows Phone game that calls upon you to bounce a brick up through a maze of portals while avoiding obstacles that are placed along the way.

The game is another simple title in the Windows Phone Store that has plenty of challenge. Amazing Brick also requires a little patience and timing, otherwise the game could drive you crazy. Available for low-memory devices, Amazing Brick is a fun game to have in your library for those occasions you need a little help passing the time.

Amazing Brick's main menu is minimal by design with two gaming modes available and an option to rate the game in the Windows Phone Store. The two gaming modes are Easy and Hard. The key differences in these two modes is the size of the portal you have to bounce your brick through.

Controlling your brick (which looks more like a black diamond) is done by tapping the left or right side of the screen. Tapping the left side bounces the brick upwards to the left and tapping the right will send the brick upwards to the right. Timing these taps just right and your brick will move upwards in a somewhat straight direction.

The maze you navigate through will have open portals in the solid lines/walls that you must pass your brick through. You will also have blocks placed in between the walls that you must avoid. Contact with any of the obstacles of walls will end the game.

Game score is based on the number of walls you pass through (one point for each wall) and you only have one life. Game play isn't very difficult but if your timing is off just a smidgen, your brick will bash into something. Patience is another virtue, along with timing, in that you don't try to rush your brick through the portal. Otherwise, you will smash into an obstacle waiting on the other side.

Overall Impression

Amazing Brick is a fun time waster of a game for our Windows Phone but may be more of an acquired taste. Game play can be a little frustrating with the lack of forgiveness making contact with the walls and obstacles is. I wouldn't mind a third gaming mode that has your brick surviving a few hits before the game ends.

All in all, Amazing Brick is worth a try and can be a challenging way to pass the time with. At last check, after over 350 reviews, Amazing Brick pulls down a 4.5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store, a rating that may be slightly on the high side.

Please note there is a version of Amazing Brick available on iTunes and Google Play by another developer, which is not available for Windows Phone. Based on the Store description, this version appears to be inspired by the iTunes version but is not related. We received a few requests to review the game and seeing this is the only version available for Windows Phone, we decided to see what all the excitement was about.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.