Inchy, an endless jumper (of sorts) Windows Phone game

Inchy is a very simple Windows Phone game where you help guide a little iguana up the screen. You do so by stretchy Inchy's tongue out to latch on and travel from platform to platform. The design is simple and while Inchy could be described as an endless tongue Windows Phone game, it may be better to just call it an endless jumper.

The game is available for low-memory Windows Phones and while there is a certain amount of appeal to Inchy, the game is likely better suited for shorter gaming periods. The game is challenging and the graphics are nicely drawn up, but Inchy is a little too one dimensional for marathon gaming sessions.

Inchy's main menu falls in line with the games overall theme of simplicity. You have options to start game play, mute the gaming sound, rate the game in the Windows Phone Store and view the About screen.

Inchy Main Menu

When you jump into game play, you will be greeted with the game's directions. Tap the screen to release the iguana's tongue and tap the screen again when it is on the branch to grab on to it and lift the iguana upwards.

Once the iguana reaches the platform or branch, its tongue will reach for the next branch where you will need to tap the screen again to grab hold of that branch. You continue to repeat this process and travel as far as you can before tapping the screen too soon or too late, missing the branch.

As you progress up the screen, the spacing of the branches will vary and the pace of the game increases.

Inchy Game Play

Your score with Inchy is based on the number of branches you travel to (one point per branch) and do not be shocked if your score is in the single digits for a while. Once your iguana reaches a branch, your instinct is to tap the screen to re-release its tongue but in doing so, you cause the tongue to stop way too soon.

Just remember once the iguana's tongue gets going, it re-releases automatically allowing you to concentrate on tapping the screen when the tongue reaches a branch.

Overall Impression

The more I played Inchy, the game did begin to grow on me. Graphics are nicely drawn up and the game will test your sense of timing, concentration and is a fun way to pass short bits of time with.

Where Inchy falls a little short of the mark is the game can come across as too one-dimensional. Maybe a few power-ups or obstacles to avoid would give the game a little more gusto. According to the Store description, the developers are looking to add new characters and achievements, which is definitely a step in the right direction.

As is, Inchy is a nice gaming title to have socked away in your Windows Phone gaming library to play from time to time. At last check, the Windows Phone Store rating for Inchy was at four stars, which is in the ballpark for where this game should be rated.

If you give Inchy a try, let us know what you think about the game in the comments below. Also, remember to rate Inchy in the Store to give the developer a little constructive feedback.

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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.

  • Another endless runner kinda, but this one looks good...
  • It is
  • Thank you Double M :D
  • Thank you :)
  • Inchy sounds like a name that can be given to a penis.
  • Lol
  • Lol ...
  • Mine is Decker. He's pleased to meet your Inchy!
  • I assume that your gf talked you about my penis.. Hm..
  • Ah yes... Because all we seem to play are endless runners over here in the Windows phone camp.. Lol
  • Guys don't you think we need SnapChat !! ??
  • No. F*ck snapchat and the super freakin virgins using it.
  • SnapChat doesn't want to be seen on Windows Phone.
    didn't you read the article that came out some time ago?
    MS developed a full app for them to publish, but they just rejected it. like Pebble did too.
    but at least Pebble allows 3rd party apps.
  • honestly , i don't like it 
  • Honestly
    I don't care
  • Welcome to The brotherhood of Honesty ,.... we salute you 
  • Honestly I don't know what to comment
  • so many honesty today . 
  • I got 0 points in my first attempt, LOL
  • Great.
  • Lol me too. I was like wtf? :S
  • Keep trying :D
  • My high score after 10-15 trails is 34....!!!!!!!! And now 54....!!!
  • Cooooool Keep it going and don't let it distract you ;D
  • Should probably mention somewhere in the article that this is not the same Inchy as iOS and Android, just someone profiting off the name and general idea.
  • I replied to you twice on reddit, but to tell you the truth the name did help a bit in getting few download when released and it reach top 10 on new+rising, but that's it. I had to update it with fresh content, polish it, fix bugs and add features in order to make it better.   Btw I released it to Android and looking at the reviews you can see that people who played both versions like mine better :)  
  • Windowsphone filled with endless games
  • Cool