Stubies Review – The rainbow minions attack!
By: Creatiu Lab
Version #: 1.0.1
Developer: Stubies Support
Price: $0.99User Rating:
We always cherish those lighter moments in life. For that, most people like to take a hot bath, watch a movie or listen to their favourite genre. And for others, there are games like Stubies.
A peek at the screenshots or the first few moments with this indie game might give you the impression of a childish or immature game, which may be due to its sub-threshold resemblance to the Teletubbies show in looks or even the name. But you’ll soon enough taste the sourness of the puzzling gameplay masked within. In this Candy Crushed and Bejewelled era, no-one would’ve thought that matching just twos would be such a challenge.
Here, you have a “checkerboarded” field which is perpetually being invaded by teeny tiny chromatic minions, called Stubies of course, from all sides. Swipe across on these self-moving bots to change their directions and let two like-coloured ones meet to make them go ‘poof’. Double tap and he’ll dig deep into a burrow or swipe along for gaining some acceleration. All you need is a good sense of timing and you can keep scoring.
The aim of each level is to reach the given target number of popped Stubies. But as you proceed from Blue to Orange levels across the spectrum, things get tight and maintaining a rainbow crowd of haphazard bots doesn’t seem easy anymore. Suddenly, a pair of eyes and the ten-point multi-touch screen isn’t good enough! You start squinting your eyes and pulling up your feet just for an extra finger on the screen. Pits to the oblivion and falling down the edge of the Earth starts to threaten your stars. Apparently, a blue and a green minion doesn’t collide into a Cyan one (damn you Physics!), but instead gets petrified into an obstructive pillar. Fear not, for Rambo minions capable of floating, drilling and bombing are here to help. Multicoloured Joker Stubies and colour coded gift boxes pitch in too.
Stubies is bright, colourful and 3D. Starting from the responsive infinite-board interface and comprehensive popup tutorials, till the cute x-eyed “Ouch!” Game over screens, Stubies gives a pleasurable time. I wouldn’t use the term addictive here (although the game is having a crush in many app stores,) but its undoubtedly fun. Ear-wise, the tap-dancish bagpiper background score is a perfect pair to the constant tap and swipe gameplay. However we din’t like the in-app store for reviving the minions, as it seems to steal a piece of challenge from the game. Making the game free or removing the in-app store might restore our faith in gaming Gods.
Stubies was featured by Apple during the week of release and we couldn’t help but agree with the Cupertino editors on that. It was among the Top 10 games in over 50 countries too. It is comforting to know that good indie games like Stubies are still making an impact on the App Store. We’ll soon be interviewing the guys behind the app. So stay tuned!
Would I Buy Again:Yes
Who Is It For:Pastime gamers
What I Like:The colours and the concept
What I Don't Like:The in-app purchase, and that too for reviving Stubies
Here comes the chaos! Are you ready? Welcome to the world of Stubies! Now the lives of these adorable characters are in your hands! Try to keep your screen clear before they turn your device into a complete chaos. Push them around and join them by color. But beware! Don’t let them fall off the platforms, letting them die is not an option!
Unleash the Special Stubies, activate gift boxes, and boost power-ups to master every level through the 4 amazing Worlds of Stubies.
Don't let their innocent look fool you, it won’t be easy!
They are ready to play! Are you?
New original concept and unique gameplay designed from scratch by CreatiuLab.
Stubies has been exclusively designed for touch-screen devices.
Master the game effortlessly with its accurate touch controls.
-UNIVERSAL APP. ONLY ON iOS.
iPad, iPod, or iPhone? Play Stubies everywhere and sync your progress with iCloud.
-POLISHED 3D GRAPHICS AND SMOOTH ANIMATIONS.
-60 LEVELS THROUGH 4 WORLDS AND MUCH MORE TO COME!
The Stubies just arrived. So look out for many more updates and fun things coming soon!
-LANDSCAPE AND PORTRAIT MODE.
Stubies is a responsive mobile game where every level has been carefully designed for both landscape and portrait screen orientations. Choose whatever suits you best!
-100% INDIE GAME.
No Publisher, No investor. As always, Thank you for your support!
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NOTE: Some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don’t want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases in your device's settings.
Article By Roshan
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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