I haven't done one of these in aages! Probably because there have been so many other games to play I haven't been really digging deep into my iOS backlog. Also it seems like the Game Center update made it impossible to access my account without an internet connection, and as I'm a bit of a sucker for achievements I haven't been playing games on my commute. Probably for the best considering I bike to work and back.
The King of Fighters: Encounter - Free
Why did I install this and play it for so long? It's not even really a game. It's one of those things where you make a character, and if anyone near you also has a character they'll battle (without your input) and level up and stuff. Basically a StreetPass sort of thing. I have actually managed to pick up some encounters (how?) but the basic fact is there's no game here, it's just a timewaster and not even a particularly interesting one. Oh and there are adverts all over it. I am deleting this the minute I finish the review, for reals. 1/5
Flew The Coop - $0.99
This is a weird take on the infinite runner. In fact, I'm going to say I pretty much don't get it. You're a chicken running away from a farm (okay) and you can jump on animals (pigs are bouncy, for some reason) and flap your wings to slow your descent a little. The only way your game can end is if you run into a farmer, who appears infrequently but will, unless you fly over his head, grab you. So the game is sort of (basically) about trying to stay as high on the screen as possible for as long as possible. I think? But it just sort of feels weird, because there isn't a constant threat of death, but there also sort of is. Ultimately it feels random in a not-good way. But it's sort of cute and weirdly compulsive, so I can't really kick it to death. So maybe... 2/5
Pizza Boy - $1.99
This game is really gorgeous and makes me think of an Amiga platformer or something (although it is totally original) but I just don't like it. I picked it up hoping for something like League of Evil, but it's just... not fun to play. Everything League of Evil gets right: level length, character controls, level design... just isn't the same here. One sort of (serious) problems is that the game is a platformer, but if you jump high, you often don't see where you're going to land until well after it's too late, making the levels (which you must survive in one go) far more frustrating than they ever should be. But it's so lovely looking that I sort of want to persevere, but I may eventually give up and delete it in irritation. 2/5
Driver - $2.99
Did I actually not review this before? If I have... my bad. Anyway, this is very much a PS1 port, one with nicely improved graphics and actually surprisingly successful controls (the cars handle like boats, but then they always did). So the problems of the original game are mostly there (other than the original's infamous difficulty, which is pretty toned down.) The cities are bland, every corner is a right angle, cops are suicidal, missions are repetitive (basically "drive here, now drive there," but I suppose that's obvious?) but it's fun for a little while. The story mode goes on way too long though... 3/5
Electro Master - Free
Wait, this is free? Totally worth it. Stuart Campbell has written this game up much more compellingly than me, so why not read that here. If that seems like a cop-out to you, well now! I'm sure you only read the score anyway and this totally gets 4.5/5, so there.
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