I'm still confused
about this game, however the journey from start to finish in this
addictively entertaining title is definitely worth the admission
price on iTunes alone, even with the confusion. Hungribles are
basically little creatures with massive appetites and the role of
the player is to ensure that these creatures are fed. But this is
easier said than done and as you progress through each level, there
are a variety of challenges blocking your way.
The game does
contain a small tutorial when things change in the game such
introducing new obstacles or creatures that must be fed or used to
ensure that the other Hungribles are fed. These are down through
pictures as opposed to pages and pages of text. In terms of feeding
these critters, you basically have a magical umbrella and by pushing
your finger back on it, it arms the Umbrella like a crossbow and by
letting go, it shoots a purple ball for your Hungrible. Yummy!
Once all your
Hungribles are fed, you then proceed to the next level.
Unfortunately there are obstacles in the way such as stone blocks
that sometimes prevent you from firing directly at the Hungrible.
This is where the strategy comes into play as you bounce these
purple bubbles of food off walls and into the mouths of hungry
Hungribles. Another interesting tactic is that some Hungribles have
their own gravity circles around that can be used to slingshot a
ball around them or even bounce balls off them.
Some Hungribles are
then used to reverse these gravity circles and to make matters
worse, you are limited to the number of shots you have. With three
worlds available in this current release and a planned "new" world
coming soon, Hungribles is a relaxing albeit frustrating game that
can be played again and again. Add in bonus levels, scores and an
attempt to get three gold stars on every level and this title has
some great longevity going for it. Given these facts, I haven't had
this much on an iPhone game for quite some time and Futuremark Game
Studios should be commended for creating a brilliant casual game.
With great cartoon
graphics that look like something out of a Pokemon game (plus
awesome hand painted backgrounds) and a very cute sounding
musical score plus some fun sound effects, Hungribles comes together
well in all facets of this amazingly entertaining game. The only
issue I did have with the game that at times, my magical umbrella
didn't want to work but this was more because I wasn't using it as a
crossbow as opposed to the game itself. Final Thoughts? Go out and
bring Hungribles home to your iPhone, iPod or iPad!