From A to B Review

iPhoneApp-Reviews

2.2
Version Reviewed:
2nd Aug, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Chris

Total

4/5
4 out of 5

Overview

  • Publisher: Christian Fudge
  • Version Reviewed: 2.2
  • Review Date: 2nd Aug, 2011
  • Cost: £0.69
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From A to B is the latest puzzler to hit the App Store. The idea is simple, you must get your car from point A to point B. Between these points there's 3 stars dotted around the level, collect all of these to achieve a perfect rating and move onto the next level.

Don't be fooled by the simplicity of the graphics, this game ain't childs play and if you want to collect all those gold stars you're going to have to work at it.

In order to collect the stars and reach point B, you must lay down pieces of road and direct your motorcar through the level. Placing down the road is simple and you're gently eased into the game with only basic pieces made available. As you progress through the game you unlock new pieces of track, allowing you to drive back on yourself, create crossroads and generally manoeuvre through the tightest of spots.

With new road pieces comes new challenges and you'll find as you progress the difficulty is ramped up. You start having multiple train tracks to contend with along the issue of your fuel running out. Ah, yes....fuel. The thing that keeps you motoring. The first few levels you don't even slap eyes on the fuel gauge, things are fairly easy, collect the stars and get used to laying down tarmac.

The varying difficulty and responsive controls means A to B is a sure set winner for anyone who likes puzzlers.

Later on in the game though, when you're dodging trains and setting off speed cameras you'll suddenly become aware of your fuel gauge. Especially when you start running out. This is when things get interesting and you have to start planning your journeys using skill and patience mixed up with some trial and error.

The later levels really do tax your brain and get you thinking just how you're going to collect the 3 stars, while avoiding multiple trains, setting off speed cameras, dropping off your passengers, taking on some more gas and eventually making it to your destination. It all sounds very simple but boy, From A to B is seriously addictive and the further you travel in the game, the more difficult it becomes to collect that elusive third star.

Don't worry if you only pick up 1 star, the next level is still unlocked and you can come back later and try again for maximum stars.

If you do manage to gather all the stars you won't run out of things to do because the game also includes two different types of play, Puzzle Play and Free Play, GameCentre achievements, tutorials and loads of levels to get through. For 69p A to B is definatly worth it's low price tag. If you don't believe me you could always go and have a free taster with the lite version, it's available now and it's completely for free.

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