Realnetworks' Collapse Chaos, is making moves in the App Store. This week it made the move down to $1.99. The app has been discounted for a “limited time,” no doubt to bring it into the hands of even more iPhone arcade game enthusiasts. Collapse Chaos is another blockbusting game like Tetris and yesterday's Topple.
The purpose of Collapse Chaos is to remove three or more adjacent blocks of the same color. Players may choose from two modes Quick Play or Quest. Players watch their journey on a map as they meander through the Quest mode and are challenged with several different game types. They can choose Classic, Puzzle, Strategy, Panic Attack , Continuous and Countdown. When players complete a challenge they earn coins and stars. Stars are used to unlock the gates on the map and the coins are used to buy power ups. In Quest players may access power ups (which add more rows) by clicking on them in every mode except Puzzle. Make it all the way through a game type and you’ll be rewarded with one of several different trophies. Quick play allows access to the same types of game challenges, but only after gaining access through the adventure like Quest mode. Collapse Chaos is reasonably challenging and pretty lengthy. .
Collapse Chaos has a nice dynamic start with music and a big cascade of blocks. Sadly, throughout the game the graphics are a little lackluster and unimpressive. The sound effects are also pretty banal and generic. Challenging users to complete the different types of games by using a “Zelda” like map to obtain objects and trophies to reward them is almost interesting. But, there isn’t a compelling or interesting character to follow through this virtual world. Overall, Collapse Chaos is fairly entertaining. It is not so easy to follow initially but after a few minutes of toying around with the help tools and explanations, players will get it. Collapse Chaos is definitely worth downloading at this price.