Foodie the Bug: iPhone Video App Review
Get ready for a fast, flying adventure for food, also known as Foodie the Bug. This tilt-control style game from MegaCubic Entertainment features a fun flying bug on a quest to collect festive ingredients for culinary feasts. Sounds fun!
Foodie the Bug utilizes the popular tilt control style of gameplay. But, naturally, there’s a catch. Not only will you be tilting your iPhone up and down to collect ingredients as Foodie flies through distant lands, you’ll also have to collect jelly beans to stay afloat. And, every time you change direction, it burns up energy. Collect enough beans and boosts to offset your energy use to stay up in the air.
Oh, and there are mummies on the ground who can use up Foodie’s three lives, and nasty items in the air that can sap Foodie’s strength. No big deal, right?
If you’re having difficulty staying afloat as you race the clock to the finish line, stop by the game shop and purchase boosts to help keep the game going. You might need them since this game can be a bit difficult for new players to get the hang of. Also, have fun unlocking recipes as you collect ingredients peppered throughout the levels. As you collect ingredients and gather recipes you’ll start seeing achievements in the app’s vault.
Foodie the Bug is an interesting mix of game styles, and really quite addictive. You have to work a launching slingshot, keep a steady hand and maintain a delicate balance of jelly bean energy versus flying style. The result is a game that’s pretty challenging. But that’s all in a day’s work for savvy iPhone gamers.
Layout & Design:
Bright, cartoon-style graphics give Foodie the Bug a fun feeling. Each location has a unique feeling and design aesthetic, keeping the game interesting as you play. Boards are randomized, so every time you start a level it will be a little different than the time before.
While the majority of the graphics in Foodie the Bug are fine, the main character is downright adorable. Just try not to fall in love with the plucky little bug who has a flair for foreign cuisine.
Despite the need for precise handling, we had no issues with Foodie the Bug’s tilt controls or gameplay. The screen gets quite busy, and fast thanks to boosts, but this app performs like a dream through it all.
We do wish the game had some sensitivity controls, just because we like the added option, but this a minor concern with a platform that’s super solid. Also, even though the game will work on the iPad it is not optimized for the larger screen.
Foodie the Bug is well made, fun to play and priced quite fairly at $2.99. It’s appropriate for players of all ages with no advertisements or outside links. We have no trouble recommending this app to our readers.
Foodie the Bug 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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