Sticky Sheep review (iOS / Universal)March 4, 2012
*** Arcadelife’s 300th review ***
♫ “And when you see a crowd I see a flock
It’s sheep we’re up against”
10 word description: Bounce and bash the sheep around onto their sticky pads. (Copied from app store description).
10 word review: Entertainingly addictive mash-up of mini-golf, pool trick shots and pinball.
The good news: Cute cartoon graphics; decent drag/release launch control; amusing sounds (although not many of them); innovative mix of familiar game elements; quite a lot of fun to be had, even when it starts to get tricky.
The bad news: Occasionally, on the smaller iPod/iPhone screen, it zoomed when I meant to launch and vice versa. Not a major issue, and unsurprising on a touch screen. Also on the smaller devices, dragging near the edge of the screen is sometimes a bit of a chore. I didn’t really have any issues on the iPad.
Arcadelife verdict: It’s hard to avoid starting the verdict with “Yet another cute, casual, physics game”, but it is one and that’s how many iOS gamers will react to it. However, I really like Sticky Sheep and I’m sure a lot of other people will like it too. The main difference between this game and the majority of similarly themed slingshot/golf style games is that the character that you launch isn’t the one that has to reach a particular destination. Successfully pulling off combo shots and clever (or very lucky) rebounds never seems to get old, and the speedy ‘retry’ option keeps your mind in the game and not wondering what might be on TV if you could be bothered leaving the bathroom.
Overall, it’s a very good addition to the genre and it has enough of its own charm and challenge, not to mention some very fun and funny game elements, to make it a great choice for fans of casual/slingshot physics or really anyone fancying a fun and addictive new game for their i-device.
Visuals – 8.5/10
Audio – 8/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 8.5/10
Fun – 8.5/10
Final rating – 83/100
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
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