Diggin’ Dogs review (iPod/iPhone)February 14, 2012
♫ “Now I wanna be your dog”
10 word description: Guide your intrepid pups as they dig through the earth. (Lifted verbatim from app store description.)
10 word review: Mostly enjoyable digging and collecting; screen view sometimes becomes annoying.
You will like this if you enjoy: The digging type puzzles in Where’s My Water?
The good news: Graphics are good, sounds are also ok. The digging (done by your finger, not by the dogs) works well, pretty much the same principle as in Where’s My Water? Plenty of levels, lots of enemies and additional puzzle elements.
The bad news: It can become rather fiddly at times. Levels often feel claustrophobic and the slow tilt-to-scroll method of viewing more of the surrounding area is a bit of a hindrance.
Arcadelife verdict: Employing the basic digging/tunnelling mechanic of Where’s My Water?, this game tries very hard to match the cuteness but also introduces a higher level of difficulty and frustration, making the game a bit too punishing to get top marks for fun. It’s a good game, but I’m not sure the prevalent use of tilting has improved the fundamental gameplay. Ultimately, it’s a decent physics puzzle game with plenty of appeal. If you had fun with the way the digging worked in Where’s My Water?, you will probably enjoy this game too.
Visuals – 8/10
Audio – 7.5/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 8/10
Fun – 7.5/10
Final rating – 78/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.02
Chillingo / Diggin’ Dogs website link