Spiraloid is a new iOS-only casual game from Simon Gruer (c/o Groo Gadgets) that he describes as an infinite, rhythm-based jumping game that launches you into a highly addictive 3D spiraling corkscrew of challenges. What does this mean? Well, this is a game where you have to have the sounds turned on, as you navigate your way with the rhythm of the background music, trying to avoid traps and dealing with rough terrain. You can also collect gems in this game, which will allow you to unlock new levels and buy power-ups – now doesn’t that sound better than the standard everyone-plays-the-same characters you can buy with your gems in casual games?
How can you navigate the spiral path for a longer period of time? How can you last longer en route to more gems collected, hence more new levels and more new power-ups? There isn’t much to this game in terms of features, but this can be quite a challenging title, which is why we have come up with a list of Spiraloid tips and hints for you below. The objectives in the game may not be that plentiful, but we’re here to help you meet them. So read on and check these tips out!
1. Surprisingly, Your Position While Playing Often Matters
We’re not talking about your position in the game itself, meaning the position of your character. Rather, we’re talking about you as the player, and where you should be positioned while you’ve got your iPhone or iPad in hand, playing Spiraloid. As your character (the ball) will be navigating a spiral path, you may get dizzy, and that may require you to sit in a comfortable position, or maybe lie down. If you’re dizzy, you won’t be able to focus like you should, and that’s only going to make for some quick and unsatisfying runs. In any case, your mileage may vary when it comes to positioning – one person’s idea of a comfortable playing position may be another’s idea of the worst possible one.
2. Focus On The Ground
As the ball will be rolling down the terrain as it travels through the spiral path, you have to be training your eyes on the ground, but not necessarily on the ball. You want to be on the lookout for those gaps, as you’ll need to tap on the screen to make your ball jump and clear those gaps. But there’s another important reason why you have to be focusing on the floor – at some point, there will be spikes emerging from the floor, and these can definitely end your run. There’s a pattern in which they appear and disappear, so try to memorize that pattern so you can stay clear of danger.
3. Don’t Chase Diamonds At The Expense Of Your Run
Diamonds, or gems, are the game’s only form of currency, and the game’s maker says you can use them to buy new levels or power-ups. They are useful and you should go for them if there is a clear opportunity to get them. But you should not be chasing after these diamonds while risking yourself and putting your character in jeopardy. The most important thing, after all, is to last the long haul, and not to get the most gems. If you need more gems to unlock more content, you always have the option to replay the game and go on another run; if you’re trying to beat your old high score, forget about the gems and focus solely on your score.
4. When Should You Use The Double Jump?
The game comes with a double jump feature, where your ball, as you may expect, will be jumping twice instead of once. This should ideally only be used when absolutely necessary, though you can try it out for yourself when the coast is clear and there aren’t any obstacles or gaps to be worried about. Practice while early, as you will need that double jump if you’re trying to avoid spikes, especially when they come in a series. But do NOT double jump at random in the latter parts of your run, because you just might get surprised by a sudden spike popping up in your path.
That’s all for now, as far as our list of Spiraloid cheats, tips and tricks is concerned. If you have any input, don’t hesitate to leave a message below in the comment section!