Hello gamers and welcome back to another week of iOS reviews. The first game I looked at was Ms. Kong from HeadUp games and Level Bit. Ms. Kong is an endless runner type of experience. The premise of the game is you play as Ms. Kong who has just had her banana stash stolen from her. Swinging through the jungle on vines the player must collect bananas and other fruit. While traveling through the jungle the player must dodge various obstacles. This is not a new feature to endless runners, but Level Bit did a good job at changing the way gamers play. Instead of dodging left to right the player now dodges up and down avoiding leopards in trees, stone structures on the ground, and other apes on vines. Gamers willenjoy this experience because of the lush jungle were Ms. Kong lives, and the soundtrack of the game. Both features are great for the immersion factor that is needed in these types of games. Another feature that is great about this is you can change the unit system between metric and imperial to accommodate players everywhere. An aspect of the game that is not as strong as the other features is when a player collides with anobstacle. A minor detail but at times can take away from the experience. Overall Ms. Kong is a fun and immersive a great endless runner for the fans of the genre but also gamers on the fly.
Every now and then games come out that are great because the premise is so simple that does not require that much brain activity, players can sit down and chill. The second game that I looked at this week was One More Line from SMG. How the game is played, the player controls a half circle that is constant motion. The player’s objective is to get the half circle as far as possible before an inevitable crash happens. Once the half circle gets moving the player touches the screen and a string then comes out of the half circle and tethers itself to a obstacle, while still touching the screen the circle begins to orbit said obstacle. At any time the player can stop touching the screen and circles trajectory changes. Gamers will like the simplicity that this game offers, as well as the vibrant colours and techno/dubstep music if they are into that. Overall a fun game to chill out to, if a gamer is looking for something with more substance then should look elsewhere.
The final game that I looked at this week was Dumb Ways to Die 2. The first Dumb Ways to Die was a fantastic game, so there were high expectations for this game, and it delivered. Following the first game, Dumb Ways to Die 2 also had that Mario party type of gameplay. This means lots of mini games to keep little bean people alive. What this game has going for it is the variety in mini games. For fans of the first game there is another safety pledge, and again it is to be safe around trains (something Calgarians need to take) again. This game is less random then the first game. The theme for this experience is track and field, a theme that the mini games reflect well. Dumb Ways to Die 2 is a great sequel, which is hard to believe because sequel sometimes struggle. This has been a great week for games! I hope enjoy the rest of your week.