Are you fond of simple games that are challenging and addictive? With so many games with high quality graphics and the like, there are some games that are really simple and yet get you to rack your brains. The controls and graphics are very basic, adding to the difficulty and addictiveness level. If you are looking for a game of that kind, you must try out the iOS app Agar-agar developed by Valery Stepanov.


The concept of the game is very basic. You are just a small cell on an agar plate. There are lots of other cells of varying sizes surrounding you. Your aim is to keep growing and do so as fast as possible. The only way to grow is to consume cells that are smaller than you in terms of size. At the same time, you have to avoid being eaten by the bigger cells around you. Trying to maintain a balance between growing and saving yourself is where the challenge lies.

As you proceed with the game, the speed with which the other cells grow keeps on increasing. Unless you keep pace with them, you are sure to get consumed. That is where your game ends. This game ends up being addictive as the controls are very basic. Learning them will take no time at all. However, that is not enough. To excel at the game, you need to master the controls. Doing that is really hard indeed. It is truly one of the ‘easy to learn, difficult to master’ games.


The user interface has just the mere basics. The size is displayed in terms of a number on the top right corner of the screen and the lifetime on the top of the screen. It tends to lag a lot and the game is not very responsive so far. Developers need to fix a lot of bugs as yet. Adding a joystick control and more touch controls would increase the complexity of the game and make it more fun indeed. Also, to involve more people, adding a multiplayer mode would help immensely.

Agar-agar is currently available for free download from the App Store. Looking at the speed of growth of the game, this might not stay the same for long. Better get it before it’s too late! It required iOS 8.0 or higher versions in addition to 2.3 MB of free memory space on your iOS device. The game is compatible with the iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. There are a lot of annoying and distracting ads in the free version of the game. The good part is that there is an in-app purchase to remove ads for those that really like the game.

If you are looking for a game that is truly simply and will get you hooked, Agar-agar is the right one for you. Once you start playing this game, putting down your iOS device will be a true challenge in itself. This one is sure to test your patience and your brains at the same time.

Good: Simple controls

Bad: Ads can be distracting, the game lags

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