Simple Game Apple Picker Needs Some Work

Price: $0.99   Score: 4/10    By S. Campbell

Developed by Michael Venn, Apple Picker is a super simple game featuring a lone tree that spontaneously grows and drops apples which you need to catch in a basket below. The more apples you catch, the higher your score.

You get five “lives” and are able to miss 5 apples before the game is over. The further you get into the game, the faster the apples fall and the harder it gets to catch them in time. Unfortunately if you only just miss an apple, it will bounce off the edge of the basket and out of the screen. As the apples disappear off the edge of the screen and out of sight there’s no chance of getting rebounds, which is a shame as it would add a much-needed extra element to the gameplay.

Apple Picker features very basic graphics, no music, only one level and just one sound effect for when the fruit falls into the basket. Although the concept is not original, that can often be excused when other elements of the game are well executed. Unfortunately, in this case, Apple Picker needs a lot of work to justify a $0.99 price tag for an app that probably should be free.

Apple Picker is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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