Quick Bob: Arcade Gaming at Its Funniest

Price: $0.99

Quick Bob: iPhone App Video and Written Review

Quick Bob for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, there’s nothing we like more than an hilariously novel arcade game for the iPhone. You know, the sort you show to your mates when you have an off moment at a party, the sort that’s guaranteed to bring out a smile every bit as much as it will carve off minutes of your commute. With all of that in mind, may we proudly introduce you to Quick Bob, by developer Dosware. The app is a stunning example of difficult timed gameplay and hilarious story lines. The app isn’t big on reason or rhyme, but if you’re looking for our full review, you’ll find it tucked away below!

Concept and Gameplay

We’re going to preface Quick Bob this way: The app was produced in Ukraine, and as such, the English isn’t very good. Still, we understand that the gameplay has been wrapped around one poor sod’s unfortunate night at the pub. The player must help Bob avoid such items as sliding beers, falling kippers, attractive club workers, and jealous owners. To do this, the player simply taps the arrow that directs Bob either toward or away from the object in question. It’s undeniably simple, and took us only a matter of minutes to learn. With each accomplished point, the player gains . . . well, a point! As the pace picks up, the game gets progressively harder and harder, and with only three lives per match, we found the mix quite an engaging bubble of gameplay. Furthermore, we loved the fact that Game Center integration is present here, as it allows us to complete with total strangers and angle our own conquests for some seriously good achievements. All in all, our hats off to the developers for this quirky number.

Design and Graphics

Quick Bob for iPhone

Quick Bob for iPhone

If we’re allowed to describe Quick Bob in one word, serious wouldn’t be it. The game bounces between ridiculousness and absolute hilarity, which is something that we very greatly appreciated about it. The app’s graphics are spot-on, and we have no complaints with the timing of the falling, sliding, or sashaying objects. Still, we do wonder how many play throughs the average player will be able to endure before moving onto a different game. It’s not that Quick Bob is dull: It’s really quite fun. But rather, we simply wonder how many times the same gameplay can hold a player before the app has run its course.

Overall Value

Still, at the ever-sweet dollar mark in the App Store, Quick Bob is unquestionably a value. The app comes with a lot of fun gameplay, and if you’re looking for a novelty arcade game to pass the time with, this is easily your best shot. And hopefully future updates will bring along more levels, or perhaps different stages to spice up the gameplay.

Quick BobQuick Bob requires iOS 4.0 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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