INC: The Beginning is an Arcade and Action genre game from the developer house of OrangePixel. Set in the year 2135, the game revolves around your player trying to save himself from robots, while trying to collect three Power-ups in each round, and having to adjust to cliffs, hidden paths, etc.
The game has got quite unique graphical representation which is mostly based on Black and Grey, Blue colour tones. Note that the level of graphics isn’t too great, but the type they have chosen is really nice.
Coming to the gameplay part, you have to collect three Power trophies in each round to be bale to exit through the gate (an enlightened place on land). While collecting these trophies, you have to fight against robots using your power, which is basically shooting on them. In between, you have to keep in check of your player’s health, and take as many power pills on your way as possible. Despite its typical gameplay, the game doesn’t seem boring. Of course, the difficulty level keeps going higher as the game progresses, but you keep meeting something new in the game to keep your interest intact. For instance, a few rounds into the game, you would find yourself shooting in the hills to bring down their peaks, and pave your way to gain a power trophy. Similarly, there are times when you have to shoot on a cliff edge in order to bring up stairs and move further into the round. Timing is very important as these stairs keep afloat in the air for a limited time. One thing sort of missing is having another power than to shoot your enemies. It kind of feels the game could do with at least with one more weapon for the main player to defend himself.
As far as sound is concerned, again, it is basic, but I really liked it related to the game. The sound alerts are pretty accurate and nice for gameplay. For example, the sounds of shooting gun, and killing robots. There aren’t any great soundtracks, but the decent background score seems just fine for this game.
Controls of the game are straightforward. You have to use the game pads, and can move right, left, shoot, and jump using them. As there are no weapons other than the gun, there’s no option to change your power. Because of these limiting controls, one has to really time his/her jump well while moving in several rounds, in both the cases – whether there are any stairs or not.
All in all, I found the game fun quite engrossing and challenging. I would have really liked to see developers adding some soundtracks, even it’s for the later stages. The game is available for free from the Play Store (ad supported), and Rs. 139 for an ad-free version (5.3 MB).