(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really full-fledged game reviews as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know if it’s worth your time/money.)
I know that I’ve said it before, but the hyper-casual genre is ridiculously over saturated. If one game becomes popular, there are dozens of the same thing released the following week. But, every so often, there’s one that sticks out from the rest. That game is ProgressBar95 by Spooky House Studios. PB95 is a fairly simple reaction-based game with a really unique Windows 95 look to it. The object is to fill up your loading bar by catching little blue squares that are dropping from the top of the screen. It seems a bit easy at first, but later on, things get a little tricky with fake pop-up ads and the dreaded Microsoft paper clip! (Ugh, I hated that thing!) You can earn experience and level yourself up with new hard drives and wallpaper, but it all seems pretty cosmetic. ProgressBar95 may be yet another hyper-casual game on the App Store, but Spooky House did an excellent job with this one. The game oozes 1995 charm. If you’re looking for a new time waster, definitely let ProgressBar95 be that waste of time.