Impossible Road arrives on Android after long iOS exclusivity

by: Alvin YbañezApril 9, 2014


The intense and addictive, iOS-exclusive action game Impossible Road has finally arrived on Android. The game hit the Google Play Store last Monday and can be bought for $1.99.

Impossible Road involves guiding a white ball, also known as “the Vessel,” along a blue, descending, infinite, and winding road. The player must guide the ball through these winding tracks without falling off. Think of the ball as the car on a roller coaster track but with the car not securely attached to the track. If you have played Mario Kart, playing the game will remind you of the stressful and frustrating Rainbow Road track.

You can keep the ball on the track by tapping the left or right sides of the screen. A good strategy is to keep the ball on the track at all times. You can also let the ball jump off the track and take a shortcut, but be sure to bring your ball back on track. Staying too long in midair will end the game.


Points are earned by passing through checkpoints in the track. There’s a secret way to earn more points in the game. Developers even urge players in its Play Store page to find the secret trick and earn higher scores.

The game was released last year exclusively for iOS and has gained popularity among Apple users since its release.  It won an award as one of the year 2013’s best apps in the Apple App Store.

But Android users can now also join the Impossible Road craze.  The game has earned a 4.6 average star rating since its release in the Google Play Store and has been receiving mostly positive reviews. Some users called for gyroscope support, which will allow the ball to be controlled by tilting the Android device.

Have you tried playing Impossible Road? What’s your highest score?


  • namesib

    Eh, infinite games don’t interest me. If it also had levels with increasing difficulty then I would probably get it.

  • William E Evans

    does this have tilt control?

    • Winston Purnomo

      No, read the artice “some have called for gyroscope control” which means it does not have it.

      • William E Evans


  • Simon Belmont

    Ha. This sort of reminds me of a rolling ball game on my old TI-85 calculator.

    This obviously is a bit more sophisticated, but it’s a similar idea. Looks interesting.

  • John Garlits

    Doesn’t look like we were missing much. And for $2? pff

  • Nathan Buffington

    Way too hard, couldn’t get past level 3 on my friend’s phone… Not paying $2 to fail miserably at this boring, repetitive, difficult, time waster.

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