The Apple Watch can check your flight info, open your garage, monitor your heart rate, and pay for your latte. But can it keep you entertained?
Games are the lifeblood of the App Store — last year’s top-grossing apps list was dominated by free-to-play games — but despite Apple Watch appearances at two big events, we’ve yet to hear much at all about how gaming might figure into the sleek device.
According to the sharp-eyed geeks over at TouchArcade, however, at least one popular game is prepping for showtime. It’s the mind-bending memory game Rules!, which received an update Monday morning that includes Apple Watch support.
Technically, Rules! will now feature a “brain workout minigame with daily goals for Apple Watch, with leaderboards and statistics on your iPhone.” It’s actually a decent fit for the watch. You don’t need a large screen to play Rules!, and it isn’t really designed to be played in long sessions, so you won’t need to worry about burning out your precious battery life.
Rules! is a bit of a mash-up between Memory and Simon Says. Players need to break picture blocks in a specific order, but the complexity of the rules increases each round. At first, you might be told to break blocks in ascending numerical order, but in the next round, you’ll need to first break all animal blocks. Over time, you’ll be juggling a dozen or so rules governing the order in which you need to break blocks. It’s a cortex strainer, that’s for sure, and an all-around solid game.
Will it be as engaging when it’s sitting on your wrist? We’ll find out when the Apple Watch arrives in April.
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