Hole to Feed
The online arcade Hole.io is based on a web game, as well as many of other .io games. It’s a no-brainer that you control a little black hole; it’s sliding upon the surface of the earth and swallows everything that fits in. It already sounds amusing, as you can swallow and annihilate people and animals, cars and trees, and entire buildings when you’re in the city. And you haven’t reached out for the tropical island yet!
But the greatest thing is that Hole.io is an online multiplayer game. Imagine a city where several holes hunt people and everything! And yes, the holes can swallow each other. If your hole was swallowed, you have to wait for 5 seconds to respawn, while your rivals are eating and growing. The online round lasts for 2 minutes and then displays the list to show the winner.
There are also a single-mode, where you need to swallow as much as you can in 2 minutes, and Battle mode that lasts until there is only one hole. Finally, you can play a local multiplayer game. The key is to have Bluetooth on for every device and to keep them close enough to each other to grant a decent connection.
It’s not enough, though, to drive the hole down under the object you want to swallow with it. You also need to make sure it falls, and it depends on its mass distribution. Objects, from rather small (people and flowers) to bigger (cars, boars), including animals like dogs and sharks, behave differently. Some of them stand still, and some move, at its own speed each. So chasing them with your hole looks different each time.
Not that the game stuns us with its beautiful picture. It’s rather schematic and rough. On the other hand, could it be another way in a browser game? And, despite rough visuals, thе physical part is done very well.
The Only Thing the Hole Can’t Swallow
If a hole is big enough, it can swallow literally everything in this game. Alas, there is one exception that remains untouched, and it’s (surprise!) ads. No matter how big you grow your insatiable dark side, ads will be there. Unless you’re willing to pay $2.99 and turn them off forever.
And if you pay $0.99 more, you can select your recognizable skin. Unlike, say, Slither.io with free skins, in Hole.io customizing your hole costs some money. It doesn’t affect the gameplay, though. So no matter how cool you look, your skill won’t benefit from it.
• Great gameplay in most modes;
• Physical correctness;
• Various game modes, including local multiplayer via Bluetooth;
• Where else can you destroy a town with a hole?
• The drawing is rough;
• The ads may get too annoying;
• Personalized skins are paid.