ZigZag thrives on simplicity. Players guide a ball through a three dimensional, angular course. The touch screen controls allow players to change the lateral direction of the ball by tapping the screen. The course changes color at marked intervals which usually represent a higher level of difficulty. ZigZag is very much as read and react type game, as players must synchronize their swipes with the angles and pace of the course. With only one level of play, players try to accumulate as many points as possible. The longer they keep their ball on the track, the more points they will score. ZigZag engages players of any age very quickly and we recommend to it players ages 4 and older.
Managing our actions, feelings and behaviors.
Keeping the ball on course is very difficult. It should be no surprise when players score fewer than five points on their first couple of attempts. ZigZag requires self-control. Frenetic screen tapping or hasty decision making will keep players from advancing deep into the game. To keep the ball rolling on the three dimensional platforms, players really need to manage their behavior, avoiding impulsive decisions and outside distractions. But gameplay requires more self-control than focus, mainly due to the touch based nature of play.
Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations, especially adapting to obstacles.
Pink diamonds are spread throughout the course and are worth 2 points. They are not difficult to collect, as the diamonds are usually positioned in way that makes them almost unavoidable. The difficult task is getting to them. Players need to read and react, adapting to the curves and angles very quickly. Redirecting the ball requires a sense of timing and an ability to conform their style of play to rigid angles of the course. Flexibility plays a major role in ZigZag, a skill achieved through practice and repetition.
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