Fun Olympix iPhone App Video Review
Do you like mini-games? Do you like quick challenges that test your mettle and leave you coming back more and more to improve your previous efforts? Do you like foxes (the animal, not that hot chick you say at the bar last weekend)? If you said yes to any of those, Fun Olympix by developer Thomas Ludescher, has everything you need to feel pleased and worked-out.
Concept and Functionality
Essentially, Fun Olympix (which spells “fox” if you do it creatively enough) is a collection of iPhone-themed mini-games that have you doing a variety of tasks for a point reward. These tasks fall into two categories, those being Math and Speed.
The speed category has you doing things like scrolling as fast and as far as you can, or tapping rapidly between two fox heads to see how quick your thumbs can be. There are a few others, including one that has you flipping your iPhone like an uncooked burger until your fingers go numb, but all in all, speed is very much the name of the game.
The math olympics are similar, only more brainy than the brawny. This category has you trying to reach sums by eliminating numbers, or reaching back into the catacombs of your brain to hunt for long-lost high school math skills. It’s a neat mix, and the game allows you to play any of the events in either category as many times as you’d like—some might call it “training.”
Players can choose to do each category all the way through on their own, or do both in a combined biathlon. I found the experience quite fun during the course of my review, but I am worried quite a bit about replay value. As fun as the events are, there are only two categories, and though Game Center integration (including online play) brings more to the table, it still might not be enough to keep the player coming back again and again.
Graphics and Controls
The graphics themselves are cartoony and light. I wasn’t so much a fan of the interplay menus, as I found them a bit stale and rather unaesthetic. That being said, the events themselves were simple to control, and very easy on the eyes, so take those complaints as you will. I did very greatly appreciate Game Center integration, especially the achievements: As readers will know, I’m a real hound for those kind of trophies.
As a free app in the App Store, you can hardly go wrong with Fun Olympix. It’s quick, fun, and though a bit brief now, it won’t break the bank to give the app a go. If you like mini-games or iPhone challenges, give the thing a whirl: You really wont’ regret it.
Fun Olympix requires iOS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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