One Single Life on iPhone Gives You Just One Shot
I’m always fascinated by games that offer you only a single chance to get them right. One Single Life, released today for the iPhone and iPad for free, is just such a game. Die once, and the game locks you out (almost) permanently.
Nine levels await in One Single Life, in which you have only one control: tap the screen to start running and tap again to jump. Your goal is to leap from one rooftop to another, but if you fall or land short, or your momentum carries you too far — that’s it.
The game’s iTunes page mentions that only 4 percent of players will make it all the way through it, and the game definitely messes with your head by putting all that pressure on. You get a chance to practice each jump before you actually take it, but once you sign on to take it, you only get the one shot.
Okay, so One Single Life isn’t exactly foolproof. Being free, it’s fairly easy to delete and re-download the app (if you’re a dirty cheater [like I am]) for another attempt. And developer FreshTone Games suggests that the end isn’t actually “the end” with a strategic question mark. So we’ll see what happens with One Single Life in the future.