If you want to make it to the top of the iPhone App Store, it seems that the more birds your game has, the better it will sell. That is, if the gameplay itself is engaging, addictive, and fun.
Air Penguin (iPhone)
Some of the other popular mobile games like Angry Birds and Tiny Wings can make you scream at the screen in frustration if you mess up at a key moment, and Air Penguin is no exception in this regard. The question is whether it causes you to scream at it in a good way, enticing you to keep on playing, or in a way that just makes you tilt the device across the room.
For me, it was a mix of both my inability to master the controls and being awful at it. I could only really play it with the device in a position where the tilt was set in such a way that it became easy to use -- like holding it horizontal or holding it with both hands. But holding it in any other way (lying in bed or on a couch, for instance) made it nearly uncontrollable. If you are a smoker, hungover, or a recovering meth addict: good luck holding the device still.
In that case, you could probably still use it as a pick-up game if you are a straight male who has had prior success using Angry Birds to pick up girls. I forgot who it was that commented about his romantic success using Angry Birds once, but if you read this: by all means, try Air Penguin.
THE VERDICT - Air Penguin
Reviewed by Maurice Tan
|7:00 PM on 05.23.2013|
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