Hopit for Windows Phone – a fun gaming option for passing time and today's HERO App
Hopit is a simple, yet challenging Windows Phone game where you guide a colored circle up an endless path. You avoid the various dangers by jumping the circle between the lanes of the path or by changing the circles color to allow it to pass safely across some of the barriers.
Game controls are friendly for one-handed play and the pace of the game can be challenging. Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 10 devices, Hopit is a fun gaming option when you have a few minutes to pass. It is also toady's AdDuplex HERO App.
The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers.
The main menu for Hopit covers a lot of ground in simple fashion. Here you will find the option to jump into play, view your high score and view two tutorial graphics that covers keyboard and touchscreen play.
The goal of the game is to guide a colored circle across an endless path that is full of pitfalls that include barricades and colored patches that can trap your circle.
You control your colored circle by swiping left or right at the screen or using the left/right directional arrows on a keyboard. You also can change the color of your circle by tapping the screen or tapping the space bar on a keyboard.
The path has multiple lanes that you hop back and forth across to avoid the barricades and colored patches. You also have the option of changing the color of your circle to match the colored patch to travel safely across it. If your circle hits a barricade or hits a colored patch that doesn't match, the game is over.
As you progress with the game, Hopit becomes more challenging by picking up the pace of play, adding a few more lanes to navigate and changing the lane's orientation. Don't be shocked if you find the path running diagonally across your screen. These shifts in patterns will keep you on your toes and give the game's difficulty a painful edge.
Your score is based on how far you travel or should I say survive? Game play can easily be handled one-handed from a Windows Phone, making it a very mobile time waster of a game. Keyboard play isn't terrible but felt a little easier than touchscreen play.
Hopit is a fun game available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Stores when you have a few minutes to pass. I do not see Hopit holding up to marathon gaming sessions but for shorter bits of time, it does nicely.
The concept is so simple that the game develops a slight addictive quality. You may head slap yourself for missing a jump or color change, all of which pulls you back to the game to prove to yourself that this game won't beat you.
Overall, I liked Hopit and think it is a great title to have in your gaming library. I do think Hopit plays out better from a Windows Phone, but the Windows 10 version won't make you run screaming from the room.
AdDuplex HERO Promotion
AdDuplex is a fantastic resource for the cross-promotion of Windows Phone and Windows apps. AdDuplex has launched a new program designed to help developers promote their apps even further with free access to various tools and resources from AdDuplex.
The HERO Apps promotion partners AdDuplex with Windows Central, myAppFree, AppDeals and PluralSight to provide additional benefits to the top apps every month that include:
- Vouchers to advertise on AdDuplex
- One month subscription to Pluralsight Plus
- A featured campaign with myAppFree
- A featured campaign with AppDeals
- A review here on Windows Central
If you are a Windows or Windows Phone developer, you can sign up for the HERO Apps program here at AdDuplex's website. To participate in the program, you will need to apply within thirty days after your app or game has launched on the AdDuplex network.
Windows Central is already partnered with the myAppFree campaign and is proud to be partnering up with AdDuplex with the HERO Apps program. It is another excellent opportunity to help promote both the Windows Phone and Windows platform.
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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.