Cling! Review – An innovative physics puzzler
App Type: Uncategorized
By: First5 Games, Inc.
Version #: 1.01
Date Released: 2013-03-21
Developer: First5 Games, Inc.
Price: 0.99User Rating:
I have been pleasantly surprised with Cling! The scene of physics based platformers is a crowded one, but Cling! makes for an original iOS game.
In Cling! you control a kind of flurry, octopussy one-eyed alien/toy trying to gain his freedom from a vending machine. To do so, you have to guide it to the end of each level. So far, nothing very new: get freedom, quite a normal theme in puzzle games.
Controls are on the other hand surprising and interesting. Your “toy” will cling (hence the name) to any dot in the level. And will go towards where you tap, gaining speed as he does so. Thus, it can fly (when there are no “dots”) as well as he can be pushed or pulled (and even killed) by special features of the level.
The push-to-move combined with the clinging, free flying make for very fast levels, challenging on its own ground. I think this is the first game where I’ve seen this kind of mechanics, so it will take you quite a while to figure out how to play and win. Which is of course a good thing, aren’t you tired of flinging one animal to another? Cling! is here to change that.
In short: Cling! is an innovative physics game (almost a platformer.) We definitely recommend you try it.
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Puzzle lovers
What I Like:Very original
What I Don't Like:Anything so far
Final Statement:A very innovative puzzle game