Rasta Monkey is a side-scrolling action game from Nitako, in which you use your fingers to move your little Jamaican monkey through the treetops. The controls are very simple – use one finger to move left or right, hold them both down to make him swing round the branch and let go to (hopefully) see him land on his next branch.
The aim of the game is to collect fruit to be put into a milkshake for the rasta monkeys to eat. I don’t pretend like that makes any sense, but that’s kind of applies to the whole premise behind Rasta Monkey.
At the start of each level your dad (who is crazy) gives you advice, whether it helps you or not will come down to your familiarity with the Rasta-speak, as it can be quite hard to distinguish some phrases. The gameplay itself is action packed – swinging, jumping, climbing, fighting – this is a top-notch physics-based platformer.
The graphics are simple yet colorful and have been greatly improved with the latest update, but can still be a little jumpy at times which can be slightly annoying. Rasta Monkey has great background music which makes the game feel very likable and it sets the scene of the typical Rastafarian scene. The game has a fair length to it and unlockable characters and new levels are planned for future updates.
Bottom Line: Rasta Monkey is a top-class game and a great challenge for only $0.99.
Rasta Monkey requires the 2.0 software update and is compatible with both the iPhone & iPod Touch.