Cute Cloud iPhone Video App Review
If you’ve ever sat looking up at the clouds wondering what they were really up to, now’s your chance to find out. Meet Nimby, an appropriately named nimbus cloud (those are the ones that make rain) out to protect the world from forest fire, pollution and drought in Cute Cloud from developer Ninja Fever for iPhone and iPad.
Nimby is out to clean up the world in this one-cloud eco-adventure. In Cute Cloud you will navigate Nimby around the world absorbing other, smaller clouds and avoiding bigger ones so you do not get eaten up. Once you’ve grown large enough to make a difference, follow the yellow arrows to that level’s destination. Drop rain on the target to stamp out forest fire, fight pollution with clean rain or drop crop saving water on drought-ridden land.
I thought beating this game for my iPhone app review would be easy. Sounds simple enough, right? Between keeping clear of big clouds who would put Nimby to less noble use, navigating around the world in search of smaller clouds who can help you in your quest and making it safely to the site, there’s a lot to do and the game can get quite challenging.
In addition to the game play basics, there are two different modes in the Cute Cloud app. Choose “Missions Game” to beat levels, hit goals and complete progressively harder tasks. If you want to be the king or queen of the sky, give “Infinite Game” mode a try. Earn high scores and compare with friends via Open Feint, a recent addition to Cute Cloud with its 1.2 software update.
Control Nimby and navigate each level by tilting your iPhone in whatever direction you want him to go. Character control is extremely fine-tuned and super responsive, creating a great user experience. I suggest keeping the game a little bit away from your body to keep the screen in view no matter which way you tilt it.
Cute Cloud is generally bereft of additional features or controls. Pause is the only option in-game and there is no volume control feature in the app.
The extremely straight-forward features of Cute Cloud make it easy to see the game board and navigate the screen. I appreciate the subtle way Nimby grows without creating a viewing problem. As Nimby gets bigger the world shrinks appropriately, getting a little clearer all the time. Cute Cloud recently received a software update with graphic improvements. When Nimby is small, the graphic quality of the background is a little fuzzy, but the cloud graphics are top notch and so responsive I can’t be mad about a little pixilation.
The Cute Cloud app for iPhone and iPad costs $.99. That’s an extremely reasonable price for an adorable game sure to engage users of all ages. The technology behind the responsiveness of the app is worth it, especially with the recent software upgrades.
Cute Cloud iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 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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