When it comes to iOS games, I usually play with the volume off. Under those conditions, Penny Time was okay. It’s a basic (though very well-made) reflex runner where your skateboarder is on cruise control, and you have to swipe up, down, or right at certain points to get him/her to do tricks over various obstacles. In heated moments, swiping can sometimes fail, but I like how the game marks where you crashed and shows helper arrows leading from the last checkpoint up to that marker again, alleviating some of the frustration of getting stuck in a difficult area. The five levels are fun and challenging, and the style is certainly cool, but it wasn’t groundbreaking by any means. The game kept nagging me to turn the volume up, though, so I finally did, and Penny Time went from an okay game to a great game. Not only is the music amazing but it complements the gameplay in a way that makes it feel like more of a rhythm game. With the music in place, everything about Penny Time comes together perfectly to form one of the coolest experiences you’re likely to have on a mobile device.