Triple Trouble: iPhone Video App Review
We review a lot of apps here at The iPhone App Review, that’s no surprise. What is surprising? Apps like the new Triple Trouble game from polynauten.com. This title is pure fun, with a combination of physics game play and launcher fun that’s surprisingly addictive. I consider apps like this a perfect addition to my mobile gaming catalog. Read on to find out why.
In Triple Trouble, you control an adorable set of color-coded monsters as they try to reconnect. Reconnecting is the only way they’re going to make it back home. In each level, it’s your job to pair these little fuzz balls up by tossing them off their platforms and into the world below. Naturally, these boards are anything but simple, especially as you get ahead in the game, unlocking new worlds with mobile pieces, tricky fans, air streams and more.
Triple Trouble’s a lot of fun for several reasons. The game dynamics are easy enough for anyone to pick up. The characters and setting are infectiously adorable. And it plugs into Game Center, so you’re constantly in the race for global domination and on the hunt to unlock achievements, one of my favorite game inventions.
Despite utilizing common gaming models, Triple Trouble manages to feel original. And that’s easier said than done.
Layout & Design:
As I mentioned earlier, Triple Trouble contains bright, cartoon-style graphics, which manage to be simple and clean yet contain a certain amount of sophistication. The Triples themselves are adorable, with googly eyes and inflections. One of my only complaints is that the initial levels could be a bit more diverse, but that issue disappears as you unlock the forest and desert settings.
Navigating the app is quite easy, and organized in a lovely forest setting that’s anything but boring. The developers put thought into every aspect of this game, and it definitely shows.
I did want to briefly mention the one thing that could vastly improve Triple Trouble as a game. The launch or Triple firing mechanism needs some work. It’s far too easy to send a little guy going the wrong direction, or in an unintended trajectory. That’s true for both versions of the game, on the iPhone and the iPad. Otherwise, the app runs like a champ, never freezes and is a pleasure to play
There are two different versions of Triple Trouble, an HD version that uses the iPad’s expanded screen real estate quite well for $1.99, and a less expensive iPhone version for $.99. At either price, I think this app is definitely worth your time and trouble. It’s intelligently designed, well made and a lot of fun to play. I’m definitely looking forward to more levels and variables in Triple Trouble in the future. This game has staying power written all over it.
Triple Trouble iPhone app requires iOS 3.2 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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