Peculiar Games lives up to its name with Microchip Monsters, an Android-exclusive title that the developer describes as a mixture of Peggle and “freaky-futuristic pinball.”
Microchip Monsters has a striking minimalist visual style — creator Patrick Casey cites inspiration from Nintendo’s Bit Generations series for the Game Boy Advance. Gameplay involves bouncing a ball around a series of procedurally generated levels, with the goal being to set bombs and blow up wandering enemies.
Casey notes that the game’s XM-format chiptune soundtrack (featuring the track “Electric Memories” by tracker artist Mr.Lou) is made possible thanks to his own custom-made port of libmodplug — pretty hardcore stuff! Microchip Monsters is priced at 99 cents. A free ad-supported version is also available.