Big Builder: Written iPhone App Review
Like the idea of memory retaining, strategy making, material building, and time crunching all mashed up together in one game? Then the Big Builder app from developer Heath Richards is just the app for you! It is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, and runs on iOS 3.0 or later.
When you first load Big Builder, you will be prompted with the main menu where you can begin to play the game, view app credits, and look through the app game tutorial. Basically, you will be helping the main subject, Big Luke, build a Big Builder City. Main functions are as follows. To throw a hammer at the stack of materials, you will need to pull and drag from Big Luke. Aim for the target box to earn bonus points. The key thing is memory here. You will need to remember the color order of the stack in order to proceed. If you get the order wrong, you will need to re-throw the box off of the existing stack. Pull and drag on boxes to throw them and land them on the stack in the correct color order. If the box lands in the correct order, the building material will be revealed. Beware of predators such as rats that can eat away boxes of they are left alone. The rat icon will indicate their approach. Simply tap on the rats to get rid of them. Birds are also considered enemies here as well since they can knock your boxes out of their way. The game is timed, so make sure you beat the clock as well.
Appearance and Layout:
Overall, the graphics for Big Builder is pretty well done. The actual game play graphics are 3D and the animation is spot on. Younger users would definitely find the images and action effects appealing, but older users will enjoy the challenge a bit more. App navigation is relatively smooth, and game layout is easy to figure out.
The background music and sound effects are cheery and entertaining, and enhance the game play session.
Since Big Builder is offered for 99 cents, it is a pretty decent deal. It is a great game that would appeal to almost all audiences, and although the premise of the game might seem simplistic, when the user actually begins to play, they will realize that it actually can be quite challenging. Younger users might be a bit frustrated at first, especially since sessions are timed, but after a few practice rounds, they should be able to catch up and get up to speed with the game’s actions and goal in no time.
Big Builder iPhone app requires iOS 3.0 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. The iPhone app reviews rating: [Rating: 4.5/5]
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