Feelin’ lucky? Are you sure? If you’re a casino-loving, lottery-playing, gambling kind of man (or woman), then this app will help you test your level of luckiness before you roll the dice.
Lucky Me, created by Emantras, Inc., is a series of fun games that, rather than relying completely on skill, require a little bit of luck to complete. You’re given a score upon completion that lets you know just how lucky you were. My first try I came out 31% lucky…not exactly ready for the blackjack tables.
Scoring over 50% gives you a Lucky Star, which is posted on a global board you can view on the app to compare your luck to that of other users. Lucky Me also allows you to share your score easily on your Facebook status.
The games are fun, although I think it’s possible to be successful at some with a little skill, while others are purely luck. An example of the latter includes trying to shake an apple from an apple tree. Sound simple? I shook my Touch for nearly a minute and accumulated, among other things, a skull, a toilet, a UFO, and what I think was a frightened cat. Other luck-driven games include tapping LED lights looking for a green one among the other colors, or pinching open clams to find the very sparsely hidden pearls.
But one or two just require a good eye and a quick touch. One game is played by popping bubbles filled with bees – the yellow bubbles are good, but the red ones kill the bees and cost you points. To complicate things, the bubbles change from yellow to red and back again. This one isn’t so much about luck as good reflexes.
The graphics are cute, as are the sound effects. You also have two game modes available –”Feelin’ Lucky”, the regular mode, and “Quick Luck”, a shorter version of the game (for when you need to know your luck status ASAP). The games stay the same, but your result will be different each time you play.
I like the casinos, but generally speaking I’m not a big gambler, and I can’t remember the last time I bought a lottery ticket. However, I know quite a few people who are just superstitious enough to love this idea of testing their luck before they put it on the line for real. For $0.99, this is a cute game to see just how lucky you’re getting.
Lucky Me requires the iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch.