Spin Addict is An auto-runner with a few twists up its sleeve. The game sees you controlling a spinning-top, avoiding a series of fraught obstacles, and trying to survive for as long as possible
Spin Addict by h8games
Spin to win
Mind-spinning mechanics aside, I was surprised by the presentation and beautiful cel-shaded graphical style of Spin Addict from the outset. It turns out that h8games, the people responsible for Spin Addict, also created 2016 hexagonal adventure title The Little Fox [Free], which stood out to me at the time for its devastatingly effective aesthetic design. Spin Addict follows the developer’s design principles in a similar way – with high-end visual effects from dynamic lighting to movie blur, h8games have gone above and beyond the expectations for auto-runners by creating one that is at home on even the most powerful iOS devices
An original dubstep soundtrack completes this impressive presentation, and 15 distinct levels amongst an endless mode make Spin Addict more than worth your time to download. While it is a free-to-play release, it’s not a particularly aggressive one, and based on the effort that has been put in I feel compelled to throw a few dollars in the developer’s direction. The level mode is in landscape, the endless in portrait. The controls are the same, but in the levels you’re also collecting glowing orbs. The game looks slick and delicious, with flashy special effects and a striking, almost steampunk aesthetic.
You spin me right round
The end result is an engaging and entertaining arcade blast. It’s a diversion, but it’s an impressive one, and you’ll sink a good few hours into it before the shine wears off. It doesn’t break the mould, but it adds enough intriguing swirls and sticky-out bits to it that you’re not going to mind too much.