The Iron Mouse – Review – Easy to learn, hard to master

On September 12, 2012

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The Iron Mouse – Review – Easy to learn, hard to master

Our rating:


Version #: 1.0.2

Date Released: 2012-08-23

Developer: EMOBI GAMES

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

The Iron Mouse comes across initially as rather cheesy given the simplistic gameplay engine, no pun intended. However, delving further into the game reveals that there is more than meets the eye, with the game being an exciting puzzler that critically challenges the players’ minds.

The objective of The Iron Mouse is fairly simple, to navigate said mouse from one end of the playing field to the other. All this, while maneuvering around many an annoying obstacles, collecting cheese slices, and beating the preset timer. Although it does sound fairly simple, The Iron Mouse is far from that. It takes more than light fingers, but great coordination and timing to truly master this game.

The simplicity of the game means that players only have to tap at the screen to play The Iron Mouse. No need for complicated and troublesome control schemes and whatnot.

In terms of visual effects, I loved how the whole game was so childishly themed. Obstacles were modeled after robotic faces showing somewhat negative emotions, whereas the mice and cheese were cutely drawn cartoon characters. The mouse, for instance, is given a wacky take with what appears to be cybernetic enhancements without making it scary but instead giving it a cutesy look.

While the game on a whole is very basic, the varied levels provide different challenges as the game progresses. I must say that I was very impressed by the game. The only downside would be that while 80 available levels does seem like a lot, it runs out rather quickly and thus players can complete the game is just about a day.

Priced at $0.99, this app is definitely worth the dollar. I look forward to future updates from the developer in hopes that new stages and levels are released then.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Easy to learn. Hard to master.

Who Is It For:Casual gamers

What I Like:The game is extremely addictive with its simplistic approach and you will find yourself hooked pretty fast.

What I Don't Like:Levels run out quick.

Final Statement:Hopefully we get more stages released in the future.

Read the Developer's Notes:
The Iron Mouse

Jump into some fast paced arcade action & help a wild metallic mouse hop to victory through obstacles, dodge cats, & collect cheese slices until you win! Put your timing and hand-eye coordination skills to the test, get going & rediscover pure arcade thrills!

The Iron Mouse is a fast paced arcade romp that puts players’ hand-eye coordination and timing skills to the test through dozens of uniquely addicting levels!

In The Iron Mouse users guide a metal plated mouse through various dangerous scenarios in order to collect cheese slices while doing their best to avoid dangerous obstacles and in roving cats!

An eloquently simple yet devilishly demanding game, The Iron Mouse is played with simple well timed taps. Wait too long or make the mouse jump too early and it’s game over.

The Iron Mouse boasts smooth, vibrantly rendered graphics together with a family friendly atmosphere which ensures that it stays accessible to gamers of any age and any skill level.

The Iron Mouse Features:

?2 themed stages with 40 unique, sequentially more challenging levels!

?Vibrantly colorful cartoon animations

?Intuitively addictive “tap & go” gameplay

?Variable settings options!

?Immersive action like you’ve never experienced!

The Iron Mouse is developed by Emobi Games JSC.

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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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