Monsters University: Catch Archie Review – I’ve waited too long for this

On July 31, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Monsters University: Catch Archie Review – I’ve waited too long for this

Our rating:

By: Disney

Version #: 1.0.1

Date Released: 2013-06-03

Developer: Disney

Price: Free

User Rating:

I’ve waiting 12 years for the sequel to 2001’s Monster’s Inc, and 12 years later they gave me a wonderful game as well.

In Monsters University: Catch Archie, you take control of Mike Wazowski in a bid to well, catch Archie. Archie is an amalgamation of a pig and a goat and whatnot I do not wish to know. The game portrays itself similarly to Temple Run and other free runner games, in a sense that Mike has to repeatedly charge forward while dodging obstacles by flicking and sliding your finger across the screen and collecting bonuses at the same time. However, the difference lies that while all other free runners are seemingly infinite where your sole purpose is to get the highest score possible in that one round, Monsters University: Catch Archie has the stage end as soon as you subdue the pig.

Yes, I said subdue.

The game doesn’t quite end the moment you pounce onto the pig. Extreme dexterity is still needed to tap the screen with well timed intervals so as to make sure you do not fall off. That is when the stage truly ends and you are invited to move on to the next round.

It’s a great game overall, with great graphics and excellent game play. However, I did find a game a tad too short with very limited number of levels.

As a game with no in-app purchases required though, this makes Monsters University: Catch Archie one of the only games for iOS that is 100% completely free. So if you’re sitting there wondering if you should download it, go ahead. I give this both thumbs up.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:Just swipe around the screen

Who Is It For:Monsters Inc fans

What I Like:The game is 100% completely free

What I Don't Like:Game content is very limtied

Final Statement:Wowzoski

Read the Developer's Notes:

Celebrate the launch of Disney•Pixar’s film “Monsters University” with this monstrous app! Join Monsters University freshman Mike Wazowski on his first day of college, and catch Archie the Scare Pig! Get a hold of the squealing mascot of Monsters University’s rival school, Fear Tech, in this FREE, thrilling mini game based on the film.

• Run as Mike, and find a way to grab Archie the Scare Pig and tire him out!

• Chase after Archie in 10 exciting stages!

• Swipe to jump, slide, and dodge obstacles; the campus is full of surprises!

Upgrade to the AD-FREE, FULL VERSION of Monsters University for more features and prove you’re the ultimate scarer!

• Get 2 games in 1 app with more Scare Games to come in future updates!

• Can’t get enough of Archie? Chase Archie the Scare Pig in 30 exciting stages!

• Compete in the first scare game event of the year in the other mini game, Toxicity Challenge!

• Play as 3 of your favorite Monsters: Mike, Sulley, and Squishy.

• Enjoy the game ad-free!

Remember to check out “Monsters University” in a theater near you; check your local listings for showtimes!

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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