Gons.io

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  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 50.4MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Sam Hogan
  • Languages: English
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Gons.io: The World Is Cruel for Polygons Review

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Writing a comprehensive review means dealing with our requirements. The rules are 15 to 30 hours app or game experience, multi-platform use, all the main Android and iOS versions testing.

Gons.io is an arcade about polygons that try to get more edges and can shoot each other with extra edges, so they approach the circular shape. You control one of these, starting as a humble triangle, but then getting more and more round. Download Gons.io for iOS or Android to take part in the polygonal war!

Graphics 4/5

The .io games usually use primitive graphical solutions, but they are great at gameplay and consume less resources. This one is as abstract as most of the .io family, but it’s colorful and easy to make out. The labyrinths are rich in turns and dead ends, the polygons have different colors, and the shapes are easy to recognize. Of course, these battles can only take place in a 2D world, but we are alright with it.

Gameplay 5/5

The game takes place in the world of moving polygons (thus the name). You move your simple avatar vertically or horizontally and collect extra edges to get more round shape, and it can approach the perfect circle infinitely.

Where does one get new edges? You can pick some up just from cells or destroy your opponents and collect what they drop. There is a special trigger for shooting. One shot is worth one edge, but if you’re lucky, you’ll get many of them instead.

It all takes place in a randomly generated labyrinth, and there are almost infinite possibilities of hunting and hiding. As you master the game, you use them more and more wisely. There is a little imbalance, though; the more edges you have, the easier it is for you to shoot young triangles that have nothing to shoot back. That makes it harder to have a good start even for experienced players.

Controls 4/5

In the browser version, it’s all done with the arrows and the space. The mobile version uses a virtual D-pad plus a button for shooting. The D-pad is usually in the left lower corner, but you can change its location in Settings and position it under your right thumb. It’s quite an option, though having a swipe option on a touchscreen-based device would be way better.

Replay Value 5/5

Most simple games like this are highly replayable. You can’t pass it all through, as there is no end, and your shape in Gons.io will never be perfectly round. Yet there are varying procedurally-generated labyrinths, and your opponents are random, so they behave unpredictably. That makes the game inexhaustible unless you get tired of being killed right at the start.

The Bottom Line

Gons.io is great casual entertainment for those not into deep gaming with full immersion. This one will embrace you for five or ten minutes and then let go. But if you enjoy these five minutes (bet you do), you’ll return to it and try to get as round as you can.

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Conclusion

Casual and not too popular, this game yet has insane potential. Download Gons.io for Android or iOS, and you’ll find it a good one in the .io family.


Pros : Simple and addictive gameplay;
Low system requirements;
Easy touch-based controls.

Cons : The game is imbalanced and too hard for those in the beginning;
No alternative controls.


Graphics 4

Gameplay 5

Controls 4

Replay Value 5


Average : 4.5

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