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Pollen Count review (iPod/iPhone)

August 4, 2011

“Honey honey, how you thrill me, ah-hah, honey honey
Honey honey, nearly kill me, ah-hah, honey honey”

10 word description: Line drawing; guide bees from flowers to hive, avoid enemies.

The prettiest menu screen ever. This week anyway.

10 word review: Gorgeous looking; Flight Control meets John Constable. Gets quite challenging.

Even I can guide one bee from a flower to the hive

You will like this if you enjoy: Flight Control style games; Bee Farm (reviewed by Arcadelife here), Fly Control, Cat Run, etc.

An imminent mid-air bee collision is brought to your attention by big yellow circles. Useful.

The good news: Gorgeous looking (particularly the backdrops) with addictive gameplay that is based on a fairly classic formula. Lots of variety in environments and enemies; power-ups, Game Center achievements and leaderboards.

One star! I am a total legend

The bad news: It will have more than its fair share of knockers (ooer missus) just for being “like Flight Control”. That’s the problem with joining an established genre, but Pollen Count does more than enough to distinguish itself admirably from its peers.

Not all the environments are tranquil landscapes

Arcadelife verdict: This is a good, solid, polished game with some truly beautiful graphics. I’m useless at it, of course, because I am rubbish at line-drawing games at a genetic level. However, even my pathetic attempts showed me more than enough to appreciate how cool this game really is.

Arcadelife rating: 85/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.2
iTunes link

Chillingo / Pollen Count website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.4)
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