Trace is a very simple but a very unique game. Trace is a platforming game similar to the Mario games we’ve come to know and love but this original title brings a new twist into play and that twist is the ability to draw your terrain. The endpoint is marked by a yellow sun-shaped circle. The object is to reach that endpoint in the quickest time possible. To reach the endpoint you must draw a path or multiple paths to it. You are forced to get more creative as you go along. Enemies will be flying around and making it harder and harder to get to that endpoint.
The controls are standard. One button to jump, two buttons to go left and right, touch the screen to draw, and hit the erase button to erase. The art style is just a simple MS Paint-style direction. Everything is hand drawn but that’s what gives this game a different feel to it. The music also adds a lot to the game. Each world has a different style of music to compliment the type of terrain. Trace has a whopping 120 levels total spanning 6 worlds including Paint, Water, Plant, Chalk, Flame, and Space. Each world brings a different flavor into the mix. You can also go back to any level and work on improving your time.
Trace is a great platforming game for the iPhone especially since it’s free…yes it’s free so you may as well go give it a try.