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Air Penguin review (iPod/iPhone)

April 25, 2011

“They would start a new age
If they could just take time
It’s a penguin attack”

10 word description: Jump, fly and dodge through Antarctica. Travel vertically, tilt control.

By the time you get this far, you will probably have had enough.

10 word review: Initially entertaining, ultimately repetitive cartoon bouncing. Sharks could be funnier.

A few more frames of animation, a shower of blood and this could have been funny.

You will like this if you enjoy: Bulba The Cat – a better game if I’m honest. Bounder – anyone remember that? Casual tilting games.

Air Penguin gets the turtle's head.

The good news: It’s colourful, cute and has a topically flightless bird in it.

He believes he can fly, etc.

The bad news: It gets repetitive very quickly and there are no real surprises apart from that.

You can waste more money on in-app purchases if you like.

Arcadelife verdict: Bulba The Cat has the same bouncing going on, but also features large proper 3D levels and the ability to move wherever you want, i.e. not just along a mostly vertical predefined path. Air Penguin is pretty to look at but the gameplay stagnates all too soon, rendering it more of a chore than an addiction.

Where's the glory in beating a fat kid at sprinting?

Shame, I was expecting something a bit more fun than this.

Arcadelife rating: 68/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0

iTunes link

Gamevil website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
3rd gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.2)
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.2)
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