There are sound effects in response to your actions.
Let's finish up with a trio of games less challenging to the brain.
Swinger reminds me of a game I used to play on my Mac, but the translation to the smaller screen makes it slightly more frustrating. The idea is that you swing (no surprise there) from point to point on shape, with two exceptions. You can use the control key to avoid attaching to the next available point, and you can use the space bar to cast yourself free completely.
The idea behind the control key is to skip over the first available point in order to catch the next one. The idea behind the space bar is to catch another point before drifting completely off the screen.
Perhaps because of my familiarity with a previous game, I think the controls are exactly backward. I think that the right arrow ought to spin you clockwise, and the left arrow counter-clockwise, but the opposite is true. If it turns out the game I'm thinking of (I found it at some point during August, but have lost it since) works the same way, then, well, I'm getting old.
The speed and size of the pieces can make the game frustrating at times, and there are new challenges on every level, but it is a game easily worked out if one is patient enough. There are sound effects, but no music.
If you enjoy Swinger, there's all of that and more in
Swinger 2: Rock 'n' Roll Apocalypse. From the pretentious opening about saving Rock 'n' Roll, to the intricate shapes, this is almost a whole new game. After completely clearing the screen, you'll need to hit that space bar and fly through the air to actually exit each level.
Every complaint I had about Swinger is doubly true about Swinger 2. The swinging may be even faster, and the pieces even smaller, so that it requires either a reaction time in hundredths of a second or pure luck — or both — to navigate tricky intersections. Still, the added frustration may make the payoff that much more sweet!
One nice touch in both games is that when you're down to your last life, each game will offer you a bargain: get a new life in exchange for time (in Swinger) or in exchange for 500,000 points (in Swinger 2). Playing with -417,683 points is painful, but not as painful as not playing at all!