Whats the Difference App Review: Stand back “Where’s Waldo” and “I Spy”, there’s a new spotting game in town. What’s the Difference, a new app developed by What’s the Pic Games, takes picture matching to a whole new level. Players without a serious eye for detail will squirm and grovel in their seats, as the differences become more challenging with each level.
The premise is quite simple: the picture on the left of the screen is the original and the one on the right has been modified. Portions from the original picture will be removed, or new things will be added, and it’s your job to spot what’s different. By tapping the original picture in places where there are differences, small green circles will appear. Find all the differences and move onto the next level. Choose wrong and the time you have will decrease.
Now, you may be thinking that this genre of games is above your level of gaming. Understandable, considering a bulk of these games already on the market consist of simple pictures and no additional content. However, What’s the Difference features many actions available to players that make gameplay far more riveting.
For starters, the timer between two pictures counts down quickly from green to red – demanding constant attention from the player. The quicker you can spot the differences, the higher your overall score will be. It’s a definite motivator for finding things quickly and sharpening a keen eye.
Whats the Difference App Review continued: Some other features include “More Time,” “Reveal One,” “Zap Time” and “Skip Level”. You are awarded a number of these options when you begin playing, and as your score increases, so does the number of times you can utilize them. The handiest of options is inarguably “Reveal One,” for those extra tricky differences. By using it, the game will automatically pick out one of the differences for you. It helps when you’re absolutely stuck, but make sure not to use it up too quickly as it is one of the harder actions to earn throughout the game. Also by using these options sparingly, the game will reward you with more points to use them in later levels. It’s a nice little incentive to rely on your own skill.
However, the biggest thing that sets this game apart from the rest on the market is the type of pictures used to test your skills. Although the earlier levels start you off easy, don’t be surprised if you come across a match that makes you pick out the differences between two piles of coins or two boxes of overflowing popcorn.
Playing this game on any iPod or iPhone device may prove difficult for those who have vision impairments, as some of the details can be very small. For those players, I would recommend playing on a tablet device or something with a larger screen.
For gamers who are more visually inclined (and for fans of a good, solid matching game with lots of challenges) this free app is most definitely for you.