Frog On Ice: Written iPhone App Review
Think frogs are cool or cute, or both? How about a super frog moving about an icy surface to get rewards while fending off monsters and broken ice along the way? Then the Frog On Ice app from developer SpinFall is just the app for you! It is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad, and runs on iOS 4.3 or later.
When you initially load Frog On Ice, you will be prompted to either begin a new game or go through the training round. The training round will give you a detailed walk through of how the game goes, and is highly recommended since at the end of the training you will receive 300 bonus coins.
The basic premise of the game is this. Touch a place on your device screen where you want Plop the Frog to go. Press and hold onto the jump icon on the bottom left hand corner while simultaneously touching the screen indicating your desired destination. With this jumping action you can also help Plop avoid falling into freezing water holes. If you see an enemy approaching, simply tap it to attack. All along the way collect coins, health, and bonus items. You can also get rid of rocks and enemies in your path to obtain more treasure such as additional health for Plop the Frog. If you want to get more additional help items such lives, power ups and coins, you can also visit the in-app store. Power ups such as gloves attract more coins, while shoes allow Plop to perform a double jump action. Other power ups such as goggles and capes also allow Plop to perform additional action features.
Appearance and Layout:
The overall appearance of Frog On Ice is bright and cheery, despite the fact that the game setting is set in the cold. The action scrolling and image animation is relatively smooth, and any background images are non-distracting. Game music and movement sound effects are perfect fitting and enhance the game play throughout.
For Frog On Ice being offered for 99 cents is a decent deal. It is a fun and entertaining game for both kids and adults. Yes, the controls may take some getting used to in the beginning, but once mastered, the game proves to be equally challenging and addicting at the same time. It is a game with unique game play, and for those looking for something that offers different types of action control and theme, then this app is just the thing for you.
Frog On Ice iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) 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]