Who says you can only take candy from a baby? You can steal from an old guy, too – and a kung fu master at that! Tap-Fu works based on that funny and slightly surreal premise. You are the young ward of a great kung fu master who is secretly addicted to candy and has just lost his loot to a gang of hooligans aptly named the Sweet Tooth Clan. To win back the goodies, you have to fight your way through sneaky ninjas and win back each blue or green candy they stole from your master.
The scene is familiar – you are on a farm with an empty stretch of green before you; a wiggly and colourful little thing spawns new little colourful things until the screen is swarming with wiggly and colourful little things. Fluffy Farm is a line drawing game which will press your drawing skills to avoid enemies and obstacles while achieving your goals.
A building bursts into flames. Shooting erupts in the building a block away. In another part of the city, there is a major virus outbreak. Good governance means providing timely and efficient services. In busy and crowded cities, sometimes there are several emergencies to attend to in a single day. In real life, however, action is not as efficient and quick.
As the developer quoted in the App Store description of the game, Super Juicy is what happened when Tetris and Bubble Wrap had a baby. It is as satisfying as Bubble Wrap – in Technicolor, to boot – with the varied and imaginative styling of Tetris. It should be on the list of the best iPhone/iPod Touch games ever but right now, it’s not getting the buzz that it deserves.
I have not seen our family’s Monopoly set in ages, but I have fond memories of the game as a child. I can still recall the feeling of anticipation when rolling the dice, the thrill of counting out money, and the satisfaction of smartly placing little green houses on my little real estate kingdom of no more than three squares. Even at a young age, the objective of Monopoly was easy enough to grasp – be the wealthiest player in the game by gaining a monopoly over properties and using it to one’s advantage.
We gamers are a fickle flock – on a perpetual quest for a game that that will always be new, exciting and unpredictable to us, yet paradoxically which offers a satisfying conclusion: closure to cap our efforts to conquer it.
Popular PC game Home Sweet Home is now pocket-sized for the iPhone and iPod Touch! Fans of social networking games such as Pet Society will instantly recognize the irresistible appeal of designing your own space and exploring the permutations of your creativity from the game that started it all in 2007.