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DayDream Dave review (iOS / Universal)

March 26, 2012

“I’m not going to cry, I bet he hit that water high”

10 word description: Jump, bounce, fly, float and ride the skies. 40 levels.

10 word review: Not just another endless jumping game; surprisingly entertaining and varied.

You will like this if you enjoy: Casual bouncing / jumping games, although this isn’t one.

What's this? A boss fight!

The good news: Very nice graphics. Controls are ok once you figure out what you’re supposed to be doing. Three optional control methods: tilt, virtual pad and a relative touch option that I prefer. Good blend of falling, bouncing and flying and some added puzzle elements as you progress through the levels. No IAPs.

The bad news: It will suffer because of the shortcomings of similar, lesser games and the fact that the screenshots make it look less interesting than it is. Also, there’s no music and the sounds are a bit generic and bland.

Arcadelife verdict: There’s quite a lot of cute looking, varied entertainment in this game. The basic objective in most levels is to collect enough rubber rings before you eventually reach the water, otherwise you fail the level. Dave falls unless he is bouncing off something, flying with one of several collectable power-ups, or responding to your attempts to make him jump in mid-air. It could be the next big casual game, but it won’t be because life just isn’t fair. Have a nice day.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 8/10
Audio – 4/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 7/10
Fun – 7/10
Final rating – 68/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.1
iTunes link

DevWilliams website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)
iPad (OS 5.0.1)
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