Jan 27, 2014
Science, like many subjects in High School wasn’t presented in the most exciting matter. Even the late Walter White was a bit dry in his teaching methods, doing little to inspire the youth of today to be interested in science. As an adult, I’ve learned much more to appreciate Science and actually understand it to some degree.
But had a game like Atomic Fusion been around when I was a kid, I might have actually cared more about the things the middle aged man leading my class was telling me. Atomic Fusion combines the classic arcade feel with the periodic table where players will smash particles and atoms together, while charging their elements with matter or anti matter. It sounds daunting at first, much like a final exam for Chemistry or Physics. But Atomic Fusion is both action packed and lots of fun.
Each “level” of this title takes you, in order, through the elements of the periodic table, starting of course with Hydrogen. As you progress levels, you also make your way through the 150+ known elements before you move on into made up elements. There are also power ups, electrons and fast paced action to keep even Bill Nye the Science Guy on his toes.
Atomic Fusion feels very casual and simplistic in its gameplay, but quickly ramps ups to some rapid and hardcore action. Gone is any need to shoot things or watch out for enemies on the game space. Instead, it’s almost as if you’re playing against yourself; concerning yourself with making sure your atom is charged with energy of some sort by either colliding it with matter or anti matter, or scoring enough electrons.
While it doesn’t claim to make you an expert on Chemistry or Physics, Atomic Fusion is a really neat game that allows you to explore the Periodic Table, while having a blast, retro arcade style. It’s overall presentation, graphics and sound are pretty stellar and will not disappoint. If you’re perusing the Google Play marketplace looking for something new, exciting, and free, look no further than Atomic Fusion.