uFall Review

iPhoneApp-Reviews

1.1.4
Version Reviewed:
7th Feb, 2011
Review Date:
Reviewed by Suzanne

Total

3/5
3 out of 5

Overview

  • Publisher: DynaDream
  • Version Reviewed: 1.1.4
  • Review Date: 7th Feb, 2011
  • Cost: £0.59
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uFall is a game where you use you iPhone accelerometer capabilities to control the character down the platforms before the ice (broken glass thing or whatever its supposed to be) comes to get you! If anyone ever downloaded the free FallDown! App then you'll have a pretty good idea of the concept.

It quickly downloaded and the initial impression was that it had pleasant and quite cute graphics. It's game centre enabled and it had nice ute characcters to choose from although none of them as far as I can see have any differing special powers!

There are no instructions but it was quite easy to ascertain what to do and it does include a web link for any faq's and a video example. The app store link is also quite helpful.

The first time I played I lasted about 30 seconds before I kicked the bucket however the next few times when I realised what was food and what killed me I got a little bit further each time. It took about 5 games for me to complete the first level. There's all sorts of little bits of food and extras to collect such as a clock for added time, food which recharges your energy, an elevator, a rocket which all aid you but beware the enemies. I tried to eat some of them as they all looked quite cute but I think you soon learn. A little bit of information on all the goodies and baddies wouldn't go amiss. There is also a little handy side bar that let's you know your progress, something I only saw after a few games and wondered if the level was ever going to end!

There's also different types of platforms such as ones that bounce, ones that fall, ones that move which all adds a little challenge.

Having got to level 2 eventually, I was quite disappointed with the difference. Yes it's harder but the same platforms appeared and the same enemies etc. I don't know what I expected but basically it's just a different background picture.

If you're looking for something with a little bit more "oomph" or being slightly more challenging than FallDown, then it's perhaps worth a try as it's a great little time waster game and I'm sure would appeal to quite a wide range of people. But please please turn off the sound as it's absolutely appalling. I noticed there is a lite version of this in the app store ( oh how I love developers when they do this) so maybe give that a go before parting with the current 59 pence price tag.

2-3* for playability value and adding something more to the concept of an already popular app but really needs to improve in sound effects and level diversity.

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