Justin Mac Fart: iPhone App Written Review
It’s not often that we get to say this, but Justin Mac Fart, by the trendy developer Molecube, is the sort of app we don’t get enough of here at the iPhone App Review. Sure, the gameplay is basically the same as a few other physics puzzlers out there, but when you get down to it, the innovative social project at the core of the app is the key to its success. If you’re interested in modern iPhone app marketing techniques (we sure as hell are) or if you’re just looking for a new commute killer for the iPhone, check below beyond the break for our in-depth review!
Concept and Gameplay
Before we go any further, we feel we should explain the project behind Molecube’s new application. The idea is this: Is it really possible to achieve success with a start-up application via modern iPhone app marketing techniques? The company is being open about their entire growing process, releasing all the numbers as they happen—including the fact that they’ve paid us for this review. It’s an interesting take, and we hope it reveals the nuts and bolts of the industry. Now, on to the gameplay!
The idea behind Justin Mac Fart is simple: You send a rather flatulent gentlemen careening about the level by using his suspenders and incredible gas power. Along the way, you’ll need to collect stars by way of beans and cans. Collect enough, and it’s a pass on to the next level. To put it simply, Justin Mac Fart is simple physics gaming at its peak. However, we did find the in-air physics engine a bit tricky, as it wasn’t quite as organic as we might like for a title in this genre. Still, the fun is simple, easy to learn, and ripe with hilarity.
Graphics and Design
To being with, the graphics have obviously been given a lot of attention, and the end result really shows. The app looks great, and is packed to the gills with incredible animations and spritely colors. However, as we’ve already mentioned, we weren’t such big fans of the physics engine. Likewise, we felt a bit like the levels were more of an afterthought to the experiment side of things. Not to say they were bad: However, we just didn’t feel like enough attention had been paid to the difficulty or fluidity of the levels to make them truly standout. This could have been our subjective tastes at work, but we have a feeling other users may experience the app the same way.
We’ll spin it to you this way: Justin Mac Fart is an interesting experiment in modern marketing methods, and comes with enough engaging gameplay to warrant a download. Best of all, it’s free and open to public inspection. So all in all, if that sounds like a winning combination to you, then we highly suggest you give it a spin.
Justin Mac Fart requires iOS 3.1.2 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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