An arcade game that will keep you on the edge of your seat and glued to the screen of you smartphone for hours! This would normally sound like an exaggeration but Ketchapp’s latest game in the category is sure to impress you and become a favorite. Bendy Road is a tap to play puzzler and arcade game from the French developer and is similar to some of the previous releases from Ketchapp such as Sky Ball and Rush. Bendy Road is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store.
The game comes in a reasonable package size of only 127.5 MB and provides days and days of gameplay in that size unless you become so addicted that you manage to end the game in 24 hours or even less. The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The latest update to Bendy Road brought with it exciting new power ups and additional features to the arcade sensation.
Bendy Road is one of the rare purely tap to play arcade style games available both for Apple and Android operating devices that also has a strategy and pattern recognition based gameplay element in it. Dodging obstacles has never been as addictive and fun as you will find with Bendy Road and playing intelligently is a key to making progress in this game. The gameplay mechanics of Bendy Road are very straightforward and the game is designed to be played by players of all ages and genders so naturally the difficulty level is quite low in the beginning. The game has an exponential reward rate but that comes coupled with an even more sharply increasing difficulty as you move ahead in the game so you always have to stay one step ahead of the game if you plan to go much further than your friends and family have been able to reach.
If you believe that the video advertisements after each level are too annoying for you, you can remove them permanently for a small payment of $2.99. Also you can use real money to buy upgrades for your ball in the game like obstacle shields which would give you an extra life but it really takes the fun out of progressing your way through the game. Also the game gives you the option to purchase extra point boosters like “Gems x 2” and “Jump Points x 3” to skyrocket your score for $1.99 and $0.99 respectively. However if you are not a pay to play player and really want to work your way up to the top, this guide includes some tips on how to proceed in order to reap the best rewards, earn the fastest high score and follow the best path to becoming a Legend in Bendy Road!
1. Learn To Jump Like A Pro
Bendy Road is one of the many arcade games which measures your skill and reflexes as well as the ability to read patterns and dodge obstacles in the shortest time possible. As you begin the game you will have plenty of time between the successive obstacles to detect when you should tap in order to jump over them. Therefore it will be quite easy for you to tap your way around the obstacles with the ball that you are controlling. However when you move past the first 20 obstacles and achieve a score of around 50, the game starts increasing in difficulty at an exponential rate and this might be quite shocking for players who are new to the arcade genre of gaming. This is where the real fun starts though and you are extremely challenged by the game to tap and dodge all the obstacles while looking for the coveted gems and gems cleverly placed between them as well.
In order to combat this high rise in difficulty as you move past the 50 score mark, a key trick is to start practice before you reach this point. This is because there is a fixed type of obstacles in the game which are stationary, moving vertically or horizontally. Therefore if you begin to train your eye from the very start to spot these types while playing Bendy Road, good jump timing will start coming naturally to you. Ketchapp has made life even harder for you by switching the type of obstacles that you will encounter drastically as you progress to higher scores. This means that during the later stages, when you have jumped over a vertically moving obstacle, you will suddenly find your ball confronted by a horizontally moving barrier and a lot of practice is required to effectively read the changed movements.
The best trick to deal with this erratic change in obstacles is to keep your finger just above the screen of your smartphone at all times. This is because the main factor during your jumps is your reaction time and if your finger is far away from the screen, it will take more time for you to tap and jump over the barriers. During the early stages, these milliseconds do not seem to matter much but as you keep on progressing, everything starts to move much faster around you. Therefore you must also adjust beforehand so that this rapid speed increase does not come as a shock to you.
Another handy trick is to keep tapping on the screen even when there are no obstacles or barriers in front of you. This will create a passive reflex for you to use when an obstacle suddenly appears. Since you will already be tapping and the ball will be jumping on the screen, it will be much easier for you to continue tapping on the screen in order to dodge the new barriers in front of you.
You will also begin to notice that the blind spots before a sharp upward or sideways curve on the road do not have any obstacle or switching barriers and the music just becomes more intense to try and distract you so that you panic and lose control of your ball. However during the later levels when you reach a score of around 200, there will be obstacles and all kinds of barriers immediately after a sharp upward or sideways curve on the road. Therefore always be prepared to quickly tap just in case your luck runs out and a differently moving barrier suddenly appears in front of you.
2. Develop Superhuman Reflexes
Any endless arcade game would be incomplete without challenging your reflexes at every turn and Bendy Road is a title that takes this definition to the extreme. It is one of the few games on the market which has such a high difficulty increase rate that you feel the pressure rising after each barrier that you manage to dodge. Even after you become familiar with all the kinds of obstacles in the game and immediately recognize them, dodging them effectively is another skill that you need to master.
Bendy Road also pits your skill against the talent of thousands of players from all around the world. In order to prove yourself worthy of being called a Legendary Bendy Road player, you have to practice as much as you can in this game. An essential part of being called a pro player of Bendy Road is to have killer reflexes and an extremely short reaction time. This perfect timing is one of the precursors to all the amazing high scorers that you will see on the coveted leaderboards and is a product of sheer hard work and countless hours devoted to practice in the game.
A key aspect of Bendy Road is the obstacle switching feature which truly challenges your ability to multitask because it will become very hard for you to judge the change in barrier movements when the ball is rolling around on the road at breakneck speeds. Therefore the best technique to deal with this is to start practicing with fast obstacle switching at the earlier levels. For example even if you are far away from two counter moving barriers you should automatically align your finger in order to tap away from them. This will enable you to react and make movements to combat rapid obstacle switching much faster during the later stages when you really need to think and act fast.
In the first few levels of the game you will be falsely led to believe by the in game tutorials that there is plenty of time available for you to easily tap your way out of every situation. However do not trust the developers on this because they have made sure that you are forced to try hard to even barely survive during the later levels. During the higher levels, you will instantly feel pushed by the need to tap your finger on the screen as fast as you can because if you don’t the differently colored obstacles will fill up the screen on front of you and inadvertently you will crash into one of them causing you to either use up an extra life or surrender to a “Game Over” in Bendy Road. Therefore more practice beforehand will help save you from hours of frustration later on in Bendy Road which is one of the leading sources of defeat in this addictive arcade game.
3. Prioritize Power Ups And Gems
An arcade game would be incomplete without power ups and different kind of bonuses that allow you to gain a huge amount of score very fast. Bendy Road also includes a huge range of in game bonuses that rapidly support your progress through the endless bendy adventure. These power ups are both aggressive and defensive in nature and it depends upon you to collect those which match with your style of game play. However as a key tip it is recommended to always prioritize the collection of power ups over anything else in the game. This is because, the short but huge amount of score bonus that these power ups give is totally worth any risk you would see in collecting them.
The aggressive power ups in Bendy Road allow you to take your anger out on the developers by enabling your ball to smash through the upcoming obstacles without any fear and anti-gravity combos which allow you to jump higher and further over the frustrating barriers. On the other hand, the defensive power ups like obstacle shields allow you to be invincible and pass through the barriers unhurt. Keep in mind however that passing through a barrier is not the same as jumping over it and you will not gain any score for this move. Therefore you should try to jump over the obstacles even with the shield on to gain a high score much faster without the added risk of smashing into anything.
Gems are the main currency in Bendy Road and are needed for all kinds of ball and power upgrades. You can also unlock many new types of balls with combo features and easier jumping mechanisms in order to progress much further in the game. You only get a daily reward once per login and there are no other easy ways to get gems. Therefore you should always try to collect the evasive gems usually placed between two hard to get across barriers. This is because even if you die trying to collect the star, you can begin the game again but it will be hard to find a star lying around for you to collect again. This means that you should always prioritize the collection of gems even over surviving in the game in order to gain maximum benefit and unlock super cool balls which are needed for you to become a legendary player in Bendy Road!