Windows Phone Game Review: Chain Explosion

Chain Explosion is a simple, mildly addictive, fun game for your Windows Phone. Chain Explosion is a game of timing where you create chain reaction from a series of balls bouncing about the screen. The game is challenging enough to keep you interested but unfortunately, there are only twelve levels to Chain Explosion.

Game play is simple. Tap on one of the bouncy balls and they expand. As other balls collide with the expanded ball, they expand as well. Shortly after expanding, the balls explode causing a chain explosion. The challenge is that you can only tap the screen once to start the chain reaction.

The goal of each level is to explode a set number of balls. Reach the goal and you progress to the next level. Fail and you can always give it another try. As you progress up the levels, the required number of balls to explode increases.

Chain Explosion is a nice game but again, just short lived. It takes about five minutes to work your way through the twelve levels and while you can replay the game over and over, the challenge diminishes with each round. As is, Chain Explosion feels more like a trial version. Just enough gaming to get you interested but unfortunately there isn't a full version to buy in this case. Hopefully, more levels will come into play with future updates.

Chain Explosion is a free game for your Windows Phone that you can find here (opens in new tab) at the Marketplace.

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.

  • It looks like a very light version of E4 (Every Extend Extra Extreme), which is one of my all-time favorites on XBL Arcade. I'll have to give this one a go. Thanks for the heads up on this one, George!
  • Timing is the key to create chain explosions. Keep your eyes off of the game, for you only have one chance to create chains of explosions which will take you to the next level. - Scott Sohr
  • Similar to chain reaction .
  • I personally like chain reaction better.
  • I think I just zeroed this game in like five minutes, I reached forty chains then the game stated over?...
  • Yea chain reaction dominates this game