The free Teeter game for HTC phones comes packaged in all modern HTC smartphones. It has a simple premise, which is to guide the ball into the green hole while avoiding it falling into black holes. It seems too simple and boring on paper, but when the phone’s accelerometer gets involved, it is a whole new ball game.
User Interface (3 out of 5)
There is not much of a user interface in Teeter since when you fire it up, you immediately go to the game board itself. A game board consists of walls, several holes and a silver ball. The shiny silver ball feels like it actually has weight and the game board is just a plain metallic background. There are no menus or navigation options, just the game board and its elements and a few buttons to continue playing or to quit. As you tilt the phone the ball rolls around and you need steady and controlled hands to complete each level. It is a very minimalistic user interface for a very minimalistic game. It gets an average rating for user interface.
Game Play (4 out of 5)
On paper, this game sounds really boring. Guiding a ball into a green hole while avoiding black holes is hardly an interesting game. However, the game relies on the HTC phone’s accelerometer to control the ball. The stylus is not used and nor is the player’s finger needed to touch the touch screen. The silver ball is controlled by tilting the phone. It is very simple gameplay but surprisingly addictive. Physics is the basis of the game and it shows off the capability of the phone’s accelerometer perfectly. It gets a rating of 4 out of 5 for gameplay.
Features (3 out of 5)
Other than the gameplay itself with the accelerometer controls, the only other features of Teeter includes its ability to mimic weight as the silver ball hits the wall. The phone uses its vibration feature to simulate the impact of a silver ball hitting a metallic wall, which can be useful feedback for players. It does not have scoring features, settings, options and other capabilities. This makes Teeter the most simple and efficient solution for boring moments.
At the end of each level there is a summary of the number of attempts a player has made to complete the previous level along with the time it took for it to be completed. This feature reminds the player that the game can be pretty addictive by showing them how long they have been playing the game. It gets an average score.
Conclusion (4 out of 5)
For people who are looking for a gaming experience with depth, Teeter will not satisfy their needs. This game is just a simple time killer that is amusing enough to keep the attention of the player with its realistic physics elements and very simple controls. Without all the bells and whistles that are found in other games, this free Teeter game for HTC phones focuses on the simple yet surprisingly amusing task of guiding a ball into a hole. The Teeter game gets a good overall rating.
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