Paper Toss Review

Price: Free    Score: 8/10    By Shaun CampbellPaper Toss

Throwing balls of paper into trashcans is just plain fun. Everyone knows that. There is a simple joy in a beautifully aimed and executed throw across the room. Now- finally – you can experience that joy on your iPhone.

Paper Toss from developer Backflip Studios proves that simple is best when it comes to iPhone games. Paper Toss is the perfect pick-up-and-play game – fun, challenging and addictive as hell.

There’s not really much to Paper Toss – and that’s the beauty of it. The aim of the game is to launch a little paper ball across the office and into a trashcan on the other side of the room. Doing it once isn’t too hard – but the aim of the game is to see how many times you can do it without missing a shot. To mix things up a bit, there is a desk fan that blows your little ball from either the left or the right hand side of the screen. An arrow indicating wind direction and a number indicating wind strength show up with each turn. The wind strength varies from 0.0 – 6.0 and you have to adjust your throw angle accordingly in order to sink the shot.

The controls in Paper Toss are dead simple – flick the ball in the direction you want to throw it.  It works well and shows a reasonable degree of sensitivity – which is important for judging your throw, as the wind strength is quite precise – i.e 5.43 to the right.

Paper Toss has 3 difficulty levels, each representing an increase in the distance between you and the trashcan. Easy is a good place to get used to the controls, but you’ll quickly be able to beat it. Hard on the other hand, provides a serious challenge.
Paper Toss features simple, colorful graphics and just enough variation in game play to keep you coming back for more. To top it all off – Paper Toss is a free game.

Bottom Line: Paper Toss shoots a winner. Highly recommended.

Paper Toss requires the iPhone 2.2 software update and is compatible with both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.

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