Physics and chemistry were never my favorite subjects in school and I never could get my mind around all those protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom, not to mention why I had to know about all those elements that filled up the periodic table. Quantum physicist I never hoped to be, but the latest game from ByteSized Studios is certainly taking me back to those days, though I can cheerfully say, in a much more entertaining way than I imagined it would be.
That’s because Atomic Fusion: Particle Collider is retro arcade fun. You play the role of a scientist who must create every known element known to mankind and then some by fusing atoms. There are plenty of elements thrown your way, hydrogen, lithium, beryllium, scandium and such, but you don’t have to get put off by all those fancy names. The basic gameplay requires you to control your atom using your left and right thumb and navigate it towards the pulsating beams of waves.
You score points, pick up powerups and glowing orbs that will energize the first element (Hydrogen) you start out with in the periodic table, and then, when your atomic energy bar is full, move up to the next element in the table and so on.
Atomic Fusion is simple at heart in its gameplay, but challenging nevertheless. Enough to keep you happily engrossed for a few hours at least and then come back for more. There’s a lot of social features to enjoy too, if you sign in to Google Play Game Services. If you are in your element, be sure to give this fun game a try. It is available on the Play Store for free up to Element 10, but to unlock the whole game you’ll have to cough up $1.99.