Eggy Ed: iPhone App Written Review
Here at the iPhone App Review, we’re big suckers for just a few things when it comes to iOS development. First of all, we like puzzle games. That’s fairly obvious, just as we’re also infatuated with arcade titles. However, if you want to win over our trust, you might also try throwing a unique concept our direction. This is what happened with Eggy Ed by developer Game Division. The app supports a unique gaming environment, a cool concept, and more than enough leveled action to keep us entertained of hours. So if you’re curious and want a full review, simply scroll on down below the break to see what we’ve got in store!
Concept and Gameplay
The basic idea behind Eggy Ed goes something like this: You play as the amorphous creature Ed, a little bugger hell-bent on stealing eggs from birds that fly over head. He does this through a variety of methods, but typically he accomplishes this by knocking his snacks out of the air with rocks. You can throw these in a manner similar to some of the more famous physics games running amuck on the App Store.
However, here’s where things get interesting. You see, Eggy Ed supports a two-stick control scheme that adds a whole lot of depth to the gameplay. You’ll need to maneuver Ed around the level, avoiding bad guys, collecting eggs and pegging targets. That’s a lot to mange, and it’s made all the better by the inclusion of various powerups that you can maintain. You’ll also need to watch out for some of the tricker enemies that will seriously gunk up your works if you let them. And lastly, you’ll also want to do things as quickly and efficiently as possible to get the most stars. All in all, what appears to be a simple concept with Eggy Ed very quickly becomes a 45-level romp through complexity.
Design and Graphics
In fact, we liked Eggy Ed so much that we have very little to complain about with it. However, what we do have to complain about largely focuses on the app’s graphics. It’s just not as polished as we might like it to be, though it’s hard to peg. For instance, the sliding level menu seemed sort of “rickety” while the jumping mechanic in-game wasn’t quite as fluid as we’d expect. Still, nothing is blatantly wrong with the app, which means we can’t knock it too much for what’s here.
And besides, the app is an absolute bargain in the App Store. It will only set you back a dollar, which is a tremendous price tag in our eyes. You’ll get a lot of levels, a unique gaming concept, and a fun way to pass the morning commute. If you’re looking for just such a suggestion, then Eggy Ed will do nicely.
Eggy Ed requires iOS 4.3 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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