Slackline Infinite is a casual game where you have to guide your player down an endless tightrope. Available from both the Windows 10 and Windows Phone Stores, the game does not have many bells and whistles but will test your skills at patience and balance.
It is an uncomplicated game with nice graphics and animations. We took the Windows Phone version of the game out for a test drive and found it to be a fun title to have tucked away in your gaming library for the times you are in the mood for a casually paced, challenging game.
The main menu for Slackline Infinite offers you the option to jump into game play, rate the game and access the game's settings. There is also an option to remove the ad-support with a $1.29 in-app purchase. Settings with Slackline Infinite cover turning on/off the audio effects, the tutorial and an economic mode. I am not entirely sure what the economic mode is and with no obvious change in the game, I can only guess it dials down the graphics slightly.
When you first launch game play, Slackline Infinite will flash a brief tutorial on gaming mechanics. To move your character down the tightrope, tap and hold the screen. You will use the Windows Phone tilt sensors to maintain your slackline walker's balance. By default, once you play through the tutorial it is turned off and should you need a refresher, you can use this setting to turn it back on.
The goal, as you might guess, is to keep your walker balanced and travel as far as possible down the endless slackline. Your balance is fairly easy to maintain for the first few meters, but the further down the rope you travel the more difficult things become.
Slackline Infinite will test your skills at patience, balance and soft touch. You have to be careful not to overcompensate for your player leaning one way or the other. If you compensate too much or too fast, he will fall off the rope and end the game.
Slackline Infinite is as simple of a game as you can find in either Store. The concept isn't difficult to figure out, but finding success is not as easy.
Available from both the Windows 10 and Windows Phone Store, Slackline Infinite is a good looking game with nicely drawn up graphics. The game may come across as too simple for many and it might not hurt Slackline Infinite to add power-ups or maybe costume changes to give the game a little variety.
I do not think Slackline Infinite will be a game you sit down and play for hours on end, but it is a fun choice for those times you when you need a quick gaming fix. I do think the game plays out better from a Windows Phone than the larger Windows 10 devices.
At last check, Slackline Infinite was pulling down a 3.5 Star rating in the Stores with a mixed bag of reviews (some love it, some hate it). We place the game in the 3.5 to 4 Star range and if you have given Slackline Infinite a try, let us know what you think of the game in the comments below.
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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.