If you’re a frustrated microbiologist or you just have a thing for cell-like organisms moving around (and not under a microscope), then this new Android game might just capture your attention. No, don’t worry, it isn’t a tutorial about how cells reproduce and all that, but Felllice looks just like a microbiology lesson but more fun for those who don’t really understand it. The developer calls it as an “interpretative simulation game of cell life” but without all the lectures.
Felllice, which is a play on Cell Life, has just three methods for you to progress or win: move, eat and avoid. Of course you have to move around, since you’re supposedly a cell, and that’s what cells do right? Then you have to eat the smaller cells that you encounter in order for you to grow and expand. But beware of the larger cells you come across because if they manage to eat you, you’ll be reduced to your original size and you have to start all over again.
That’s all you have to do, and obviously, the game isn’t that complicated. It has a very minimalist design (black and white flat) and gameplay, but the sound design makes it a bit more fascinating with 5 different kinds plus a soothing ambient music. The arena mode lets you play against 25 different opponents, in case you get tired of the normal mode. Because the game is simple enough, you can play it while doing something else, in case that something else is something boring and monotonous and you like to steal a few minutes away from said task.
You can buy Felllice for $2.27 from the Google Play Store. There are no in-app purchases, so you are quite safe from (supposedly) unwanted or unauthorized charges.