Rocket Bunny: iPhone Video App Review
Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Rocket Bunny! In this cartoon-style title from APP-ARISE GmbH (makers of another app we had a lot of fun reviewing, Stop Me If You Can) it is your job to deliver all the Easter eggs on a tight schedule and avoid all the bad guys in the sky. Think you have what it takes? Our iPhone app review of Rocket Bunny may help you find out.
In Rocket Bunny you’ll control one speed demon rabbit as he hurdles through the air. Thanks to a handy jetpack, forward motion is standard. It’s your job to move Rocket Bunny up and down to avoid the stingers of the area’s bee population. You’ll also be the one aiming all the Easter eggs, and do so with care. The number of egg you deliver safely to their Easter baskets is your score in Rocket Bunny.
Of course, it’s not that easy. The number of stingers in the area really does get challenging. The combination of steering and aiming, each done with a different hand, involves total brain engagement.
On the down side, it appears that the Rocket Bunny game only has one continual level, and that it is laid out exactly the same way every single time you play. Where’s the derring-do in that? That means that all the game really does is test how good your memory is, and the more you memorize the further you get. A little variety would be appreciated, and would help give the game a bit more staying power.
Game Center integration for top scores helps give the game a competitive edge, but it lacks any achievements.
Layout & Design:
The Rocket Bunny iPhone app’s user interface is pretty smart, as long as you remember to place your taps out of the way. To guide Rocket Bunny up and down, you’ll use your left finger. Move your finger down to move Rocket Bunny down. Same goes for up. Easy enough, right?
To drop eggs, all you have to do is touch the screen on the right side. Here’s where a bit of strategic tapping comes into play. Try to remember not to tap in a way that obscures the upcoming game board, although that seems to be the most natural place to tap. You’ll thank us.
Design-wise the Rocket Bunny iPhone app is made up of non-offensive cartoon-style graphics. They’re bright, easy to see and understand, and could use a bit of variety.
Adding Rocket Bunny to your app arsenal will cost you $.99. If you’re looking for a title that challenges your simultaneous hand coordination, it’s not a bad choice. The price is right, the gameplay is easy to learn and with a few tweaks this title could really be something special. Give it a try.
Rocket Bunny iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 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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