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.
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.