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Worm Food review (iPad))

November 8, 2012

“Don’t you know you’re just worm food that’s chasing that dream”

10 word description: Fling worm around 24 levels, collecting apples and avoiding hazards.

10 word review: Quite silly, certainly fun. Challenging objectives and tough later levels.

You will like this if you enjoy: Flinging worms about. Oh come on, what did you expect?

The good news: It’s an enjoyable game with no IAPs. Tough enough to be a compulsive challenge, particularly if you go after all the stars/objectives.

The bad news: Slight problem with levels only unlocking if you go directly to the next level after beating one. The developer is aware and will be releasing an update to sort this out. The relatively small number of levels (24) can be completed quite quickly if you don’t bother repeating levels to earn all the stars, although some players may not consider that to be particularly bad news.

Arcadelife verdict: More fun than it sounds and probably more fun than I’m making it sound. Level completion, particularly if you are trying to achieve all the objectives, generally involves a lot of mid-air flinging which makes the gameplay fairly fast and intense. The objectives can be completed in separate runs so, no, you don’t have to collect all the apples at the same time as beating the par time. In most levels, that would not be possible anyway.

Overall, the game is a quick burst of simple, entertaining silliness and a departure from the usual gameplay associated with games employing flinging as the control method. It has a few rough edges but they don’t really detract from the fun. I’m looking forward to seeing how this game develops; an adventure style game with larger levels could work really well using this character and game engine… just a thought.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 7/10
Audio – 8/10
Controls – 9/10
Content – 5.5/10
Fun – 8/10
Final rating – 75/100

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

Future Freak Games website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
iPad (iOS 5.1.1)
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