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House of Mice review (iPod/iPhone)

May 27, 2011

“Baby won’t you come to my house
This ain’t a game of cat and mouse”

10 word description: Puzzle game based on conflicts between cat and mischievous mice.

Even if you don't play pool, you can see the shot that is being telegraphed here by the alignment of the cheeses

10 word review: Excellent game. Great puzzles, superb graphics, lightning fast retry option.

Unswerving videogame logic states that mice will turn themselves into cannon balls to destroy a large cat

You will like this if you enjoy: Cut the Rope, Drop the Chicken, casual physics based puzzle games.

Timing is often required, as well as judging the best shot angle

The good news: It’s a wonderfully addictive, fast-paced think-and-shoot puzzler with one of the fastest retry options I’ve seen on an iOS game. Any tiny shortcomings of the control method are rendered utterly insignificant due to the speed that levels load and the almost instantaneous retry. Did I mention that the retry option is really quick?

The bad news: None that I can think of. Maybe, just maybe, the control method could be slightly more friendly, you know, so your granny can play it a bit easier, but let’s not worry about that.

Enter one pipe, exit the other...

Arcadelife verdict: Excellent game. I sat down to play “a couple of levels” and completely 3-starred the first set of levels and more than half the second set in a couple of sittings. If you want an addictive, casual puzzler, here it is. Is it better than Cut the Rope? They’re really quite different games, yet similar looking. Right now, swayed by what is current, I’d have to go with the mice.

Arcadelife rating: 93/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
iTunes link

House of Mice website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.3)
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