You’ve Gotta Fight For Your Right (for fast food) With YumYumBoy

Reviewed By: Phil Charlton

YumYumBoy - Small Wonders

 

Price: $1.99
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It’s time to Super Size your fun! And who wouldn’t enjoy eating tons of fast food whilst trying to avoid the veggies that mom keeps throwing in? I’m still waiting for the call when my mom checks under the couch cushions and find where I hid all my veggies. Well now you can have your fast food and eat it too with the exciting puzzle game YumYumBoy.

The basic plot is that a greedy young boy called YumYum must battle his way through a variety of puzzle levels where his must eat his way through a vast swathe of yummy fast food whilst trying to avoid those nasty vegetables his mom keeps trying to force him to eat.

There are various different modes to keep things interesting including story, gluttony and puzzle. Each mode offers a number of increasingly difficult challenges that ensure players are tested to their limits.

Game Design:

Keeping it simple and entertaining is the motto of YumYumBoy and this game sticks to it like glue. That is seriously a great thing. By not making it too complicated this game will appeal to a much wider audience and will keep the fun factor rolling for a lot longer. The game starts out very easy with hints to help even the most clueless player but as the game progresses the game difficulty increases at just the right pace making it a challenge for every level of player.

Entertainment Factor:

The game format has been done so many times before in a variety of incarnations but this is for a reason. The reason, of course, is because it is so much fun and combines fast-paced action with humor and the desperate urge to get that little bit further along in the game. The story mode allows you to slowly immerse yourself in the gameplay with different styles of level and super-power ups to keep you interested in seeing what will come next. For instant action there’s also the Gluttony mode and for those seeking pure puzzling goodness there’s the puzzle mode, which ramps up the difficulty at a ferocious pace.

The link to the game center is another welcome addition with the achievements just adding to the need to show off just how good you are at the game.

Overall

Looking at the game as a whole, the concept is not original specifically. However, this doesn’t really matter as long as the game is well made, entertaining and pushes you to the limit of your puzzle solving skills, and this game does all of the above. The speed at which the difficulty level increases has been set perfectly and will allow you to build up your skills to match the levels.

YumYumBoy iPhone app [ iTunes Link ] requires iOS 3.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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