Bee Leader Review – Buzz!

On June 6, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Bee Leader Review – Buzz!

Our rating:

By: Flightless

Version #: 1.5

Date Released: 2013-05-06

Developer: Bee Leader Support

Price: Free

User Rating:

If I had come across Bee Leader randomly, I would surely have ignored it since I just cannot imagine a great game with a bee collecting honey. Thanks to editors at Cupertino, I got well introduced and after the hands on, I can barely put Bee Leader down.

The concept of Bee Leader is as fresh as it gets. Unthought ever before, this game brings a bee buzzing around, visiting flowers and sucking the nectar. You can go around the Earth and revisit old flowers and collect newly formed juice. Bring as much as you can before sun set and you’re done.
So how much could you add to this simple story to make it an irresistible game? Spiders, hens, vultures, ostriches, snakes, wild bees, rats and lightning clouds attack you and steals honey. And helping you are white clouds, shades and shields. Don’t forget to pickup bottled honey, clocks and extra soldier bees on the way.

There are a large number of levels or hives to be finished, sorted into different themes or worlds. Filling easier hives open larger and more difficult ones.

Controls might be the most critical point to note. I have seen many reviews complaining about the less reliable or vague controls. But personally, the bee like random or less restricted movements are what that makes Bee Leader unique and close to reality.

Bee leader also supports Joypad by which you can make your iPhone a joystick and your iPad will be just a screen. Overall, the concept, stunning graphics and unique controls make Bee Leader, my favourite game of 2013.

Quick Take

Value:Can't get any higher

Would I Buy Again:With pleasure

Learning Curve:Medium-High

Who Is It For:Anybody will enjoy it

What I Like:Concept, Graphics and Controls

What I Don't Like:Nothing

Final Statement:My favorite in 2013

Read the Developer's Notes:
Bee Leader - It's busy time!
The bees need you! Become a Bee Leader and help the bees fill their hives with honey.

*** App Store Best of 2012
*** App Store 'Free App of the Week' May 2013

FREE! Rank up to 'Ace' or 'Bee Leader' to completely remove network ads :)

If you prefer games ad-free then please download Bee Leader Free;

*** Editors' Choice in New Zealand, Australia & Brazil
*** #1 app & game in 6 countries
*** Top 10 iPhone app in 53 countries
*** Top 10 iPad app in 87 countries

* Touch Arcade 4.5 stars - "Bee Leader both surprises and delights from moment one."

* Modojo 4.5 stars - "Challenging, fun and readily-accessible title that ranks right up there with the best iPhone and iPad have to offer."

* The App Shack 4.5 stars - "Will definitely wind up being one of my favorite casual high-scoring arcade games of the year."

* iFanzine 4.5 stars - "A beautifully crafted game that oozes creativity and whimsical charm."

* Gamezebo 4 stars - "A game every iDevice owner should try. Like a honeycomb dripping honey, it oozes quality from nearly every facet."

* App Spy 4 stars - "It's certainly bee-lightful."

* TUAW - "Bee Leader is one of the most charming iPhone games I've come across in a long time."

* Touch Arcade - "trailer was absolutely amazing! iOS developers, take note!"
"Extremely simple concept taken to a level of perfection, almost like Tiny Wings meets Minecraft."
"Totally blown away, looks great on the new iPad, controls really well."

* Touch Arcade Forums - "PERFECT example of how an iOS game should be!"
"Incredible polish and great gameplay. Full recommendation."
"Controls are spot on! Graphics are incredible! Music is perfect!"

* - "Surely going to blow you away with its amazing visuals and cute characters."

*, Editor's Pick - "Addictive and exciting with dazzling UI. You can't miss it."

Fly around the world and hover over flowers to collect nectar. Look out for enemies and bad weather! Collect as much nectar as you can before the sun sets. The faster you get nectar back to your hive the more honey you'll make! Pick up plenty of bonuses along the way - nectar, honey, time, and bee buddies. The more bee buddies you find, the more nectar you'll collect. More nectar means more honey - sweet!

To climb up the Bee Leader ranks fly through different worlds making honey - Just Desert, Country Life, City Heights, Island Time and London Fun. Each world has different obstacles, enemies, flowers, bonuses to break open and other fun interactive goodies. Some worlds are small, others are big, and there's a few surprises along the way.

Control your bee using your preferred method: joystick, touch or tilt. You can also remotely control Bee Leader using another iOS device via wifi or Bluetooth using Joypad, available free from the App Store. See for more details.

Get busy!

Watch the trailers at;
Official Trailer -
Gameplay Trailer -

- available for Mac & iOS
- beautiful design & illustration
- full HD/Retina support on iPhone, iPad & iPod touch
- 16 levels over 5 different worlds
- cool flight model & fun physics
- great interactive sound
- social networking & sharing support
- full remote control via wifi/Bluetooth using Joypad
- Game Center leaderboards & achievements
- pesky hornets

Bee Leader
A Flightless Production
by Greg Harding, John O'Reilly and Ali Teo.
Copyright 2012 Flightless Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
[email protected]

Made using cocos2d/Box2d/ObjectAL/Freesound/Joypad.

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From the first iPod Touch till the new iPad Mini, Roshan has loved each of his iDevices and has been busy tweaking and getting the most out of them. As a Med student from India, he splits his time between studying corpse and writing about his iOS passion. When not on the web, you could find him glued to TV Shows, movies or the bed! Recently, he has taken upon the role of an appreneur and is currently working on a revolutionary new app, Cyan for Facebook.

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