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Pablo’s Planet review (iPod/iPhone)

March 30, 2012

“I see her face in outer space, Oh I want her
She kind of launched a flying saucer
Right inside my head”

10 word description: Blast rockets at Dr Bleach’s evil henchmen. Power-ups. Game Center.

10 word review: Tilt ‘n’ swipe shooter with IAPs. Screen feels rather cramped.

You will like this if you enjoy: Tilting to control one flying saucer while swiping (not tapping) at other flying saucers.

The good news: I’m sitting here trying hard to think of what stands out as being really good about this game, and …

The bad news: … I couldn’t think of anything.

Arcadelife verdict: How you interpret the bad news section above is entirely up to you. There’s nothing fundamentally wrong with Pablo’s Planet, but the rather strange mixture of tilt control, shooter gameplay and Fruit Ninja style swiping to target enemies never really feels quite right. Upgrading is a bit of a grind, with the predictable IAP option to bypass the chore of actually playing the game. This isn’t one I’ll be going back to.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 6/10
Audio – 6/10
Controls – 5/10
Content – 6/10
Fun – 3/10
Final rating – 50/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0
iTunes link

ChumpChop website link

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