Amazing Shape Shifters HD: Like Billiards Meets Angry Birds

Price: $1.99

Amazing Shape Shifters HD: iPad App Written and Video Review

Shape Shifters HD for iPad

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Here at the iPhone App Review, there’s hardly anything we like more than a good old arcade game for the iPad or iPhone. Yes, we’ve spent more than our fair share of hours chugging away at Angry Birds. However, it seems like we’ve just about played every arcade game in the bloody App Store. But today, thanks to Amazing Shape Shifters HD by developer Nevosoft, we finally get a break! The app comes with a fresh blast of original concepts, great graphics, and a fair price. So if you’re looking for a new title to hog your commute, look no further than our full review posted below!

Concept and Gameplay

As stated, the app does come with its very own unique and original game mechanic—which we’re ever thankful for, as we’ve seen more than enough Angry Birds clones to last us a lifetime. The game has you assisting a group of cute aliens in their quest to reclaim their power crystals. To do so, you’ll need to tap them to turn them into rolling balls, which slide across the level like billiard balls smacking into other aliens and other objects. However, you can’t let them drop off the platforms, or you’ll lose the level. To combat this, you simply tap them once to turn them back into squares. You use these powers, as well as the layout of the level itself, to knock down green monsters that have buggered up your alien plans. It’s sweet, sweet revenge, and at times it can be a real challenge to manage the knocking off, stopping, and rolling about of all the game pieces. In other words, it’s a clever idea, it’s fun to play, and it’s challenging enough to keep our interest.

Design and Graphics

Shape Shifters HD for iPad

Shape Shifters HD for iPad

Best of all, the app looks incredibly slick on our iPad and iPhone. The animations are simply adorable, and very engaging for the user. We also liked the level designs themselves, which spared no time in ramping up the difficulty. We liked the physics engine as well, which is a chief concern when we review a new app in the genre. You’ll find that the controls and performance behave exactly as you would expect them to, meaning you’ll not have to spend too much time learning the nuances of a shoddy system. All in all, it’s a knockout effort, and one that we don’t mind returning to again and again.

Overall Value

So at the end of the day, we can’t help but recommend Amazing Shape Shifters HD to our readers. It’s got all the hallmarks of a classic arcade title for the iPhone, and if we’re right (we usually are) you can expect to see this number ranking highly on the iTunes charts in the weeks to come. But for the low price of two bucks, you can get a jump on the action and dive right into the heat now!

Shape ShifterAmazing Shape Shifters HD requires iOS 3.2 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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