Slow Down sees you bouncing along a floating isometric road littered with various obstacles: spikes, walls, swinging barriers, moving blocks, rotating 'plus' signs, and so on.

Hitting any of these kills you, and the only means you have of avoiding them is holding on the screen to slow everything down. You have to collect as many stars as you can, and with these you buy different balls.

And that's it. Slow Down is very lean and very tough, with unforgivingly random courses and a sneering techno soundtrack that makes you feel inadequate.

However, it's solidly put together, with gameplay that starts to flow with practice, and its mechanic is fairly unusual. It's certainly worth sitting through a few ads for.

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