Sleepy Game: iPhone App Video Review
Remember Jenga, the game where you removed blocks strategically to avoid a big crash? Now there’s a new variation of the classic game for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch from Funny Beak called Sleepy Game. This 15 level balancing act will get you hooked, fast.
There isn’t much of a backstory to the Sleepy Game iPhone app. A pile of blocks fall from the sky, and it’s your job to remove them. Two colored spots at the bottom of the screen will tell you which colors you can clear, then it’s just a matter of finding a block that won’t disturb the game’s careful balance. Tap it and it disappears. But be careful not to rock the boat.
If you choose wisely the surrounding blocks will snooze on peacefully, but if you disrupt the balance and blocks move too much you’ll be greeted with a loud chorus of protest. The more angry blocks you wake up the lower your life meter will get. If your life runs out before the level is cleared it’s curtains. The perpetual balancing act will keep you on edge, upping the game’s excitement factor.
It’s a pretty simple concept, but randomized block drops keep it challenging. There are 15 progressively difficult levels for you to master. Once you finish them the game still packs a lot of fun, because each level is always a little different. We do wish there were more variations in the game, prizes to unlock or Game Center integration.
Layout & Design:
Sleepy Game is truly universal, meaning it plays like a dream on the iPhone and the iPad with optimal screen usage built in to a single app. The design work is bright and basic. There’s a little interest built by the block’s facial expressions, but each block bears an identical look so there’s not much variety.
The playing user interface is easy enough, and the in-app physics are solid. But the game’s uninteresting variety of work falls a bit flat.
Despite our lack of enthusiasm about Sleepy Game’s graphics, it’s still a heck of a deal. For just $.99 this app can be your’s. That’s not bad for a universal iPhone game with an addictive style of gameplay.
While the game’s style is an interesting twist on a classic and perfect for a pickup game, there’s just not enough game to go around. It did not take us very long to complete all 15 levels, and even with the game’s randomized levels it just wasn’t enough. We wanted more. Sleepy Game loses some points for being too brief, even with a tasty price tag.
Sleepy Game iPhone app 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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