Every once in a while you will come across a game that is simple, yet has all the ingredients to be a completely addicting diversion. Such games are perfect for mobile platforms because they don’t require an unreasonable amount of horsepower, nor are the controls typically over the top or difficult to master.
ORB by PalladiumPower is a vertically scrolling game that has you dodging obstacles by maneuvering your orb through the map. The game is controlled by tilting your device forward to increase speed, backward to slow down, and sideways to steer. Various obstacles throughout the course will require you to speed up and slow down, and keeping yourself on the right track becomes increasingly difficult as you progress.
Easily one of the best indie games on the Windows Phone 7 platform, Orb complements the intuitive gameplay with killer graphics and a soundtrack that wouldn’t be out of place on a title created by a much larger gaming studio. Your personal bests can be compared against the world using the high scores functionality, and your personal statistics can be tracked as well.
Orb is available in both the $1.29 version and a fully-functional free (ad supported) version.
Be sure to check back next week for another Windows Phone 7 App of the Week!