Topple – Review

On October 20, 2008

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Topple – Review

Our rating:

By: Topple

Version #: 1.0.1

Date Released: 2008-10-16

Developer: ngmoco, Inc.

Price: 0.99

User Rating:

Unique and incredibly addicting, Topple is a new idea with some familiar concepts.  This developer clearly gets the concept of using the iPhones accelerometer and touch features as a core part of this game.

Think of Topple as Tetris with the need to build, instead of clear, blocks. The colors are bright, the graphics are clean, and the gameplay is very unique. The object of the game is to build as high as you can without Toppling the height of the tower over.  If you set up the blocks in the ‘right’ configuration, you will be able to build high, if you end up misplacing a block a little off center, or if you don’t build enough support for a particular side, you might just Topple the structure.  Lose too many block over the side and you lose.

The ability to rotate the blocks to fit a particular way in your structure makes this a more challenging game, and I have often found myself second guessing whether or not I made the best choice for the prior support foundations.  The greatest thing of course, is that when your structure starts to become more unstable and blocks are wobbling one way or another, you can tilt your iPhone to help keep them in place while you drag down another block for more ‘support’.

I like the fact that you can go back and push an older block lower in the structure over or take a new block and ‘fit it in’ to a space you might have left.

The music can get a bit repetitive. Other than that, though, this is a well thought out, unique, and addictive addition to the rapidly growing iPhone arsenal of games.

Quick Take

Value: $.99 is a GREAT price for this level of entertainment.
Would I Buy Again: Yes 
Learning Curve:  Low
Who is it for: Anyone who wants a unique game with good graphics and use of the accelerometer as part of the strategy
What I like: Unique concept, excellent implementation and lots of fun.
What I Don’t: Could use better music.

Final Statement: It is a fun game and is well worth the $.99.

Read the Developer's Notes:
How high can you go? Topple, the most addictive stacking game ever is exclusively available on iPhone&iPod Touch!

Stack and balance a family of mischievous&dysfunctional shapes using multi-touch controls to slide and rotate them into position. Build your way to victory but remember to keep your balance by tilting the screen to prevent your teetering tower of blocks from Toppling to their doom.

Enjoy beautiful visuals, playful animations
and a sweeping musical score

Drag, rotate and stack pieces using touch
and multi-touch controls

Tilt the screen to keep your teetering blocks
from toppling

Follow your blocks’ facial expressions
for tactical clues and comic reliefO U R   T A K E .  .  .

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