Windows Phone Game Review: Staring Contest

Staring Contest is one of those games that once you play it, you're glad it's a free game. Even then, Staring Contest is a interesting novelty game that will pull you back in (at least for a few tries).

The object to Staring Contest is to out stare the panda. Who incidentally never, ever, never blinks. Should you blink, you are on the honor system and will have to tap the "I lost" button. This will reveal your time and give you the opportunity for a rematch.

It would have been neat if the app could have had the panda's eyes follow you around or move as you tilted to Windows Phone. Better yet, it would have been neat if the app registered you blinking or looking away.  Just not sure how you would go about programming that though.

As is, Staring Contest is a decent, yet simple, novelty app for your Windows Phone.  I have to admit it was fun watching my teenage son sit and stare at the screen waiting for the panda to blink.

Staring Contest is a free game for your Windows Phone that you can find here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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.