Plingi Juggle: Written iPhone App Review
The Plingi Juggle app by Boze Vukman brings a fun, arcade-style game to the convenience of iOS devices. Compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, this free game features quirky little spiders that have a goal of bouncing berries successfully into a barrel via their spider web. Plingi Juggle is advertised as being “Easy to learn, Hard to master,” and after playing this game, I’d certainly have to agree.
The goal for players of Plingi Juggle is relatively simple: Direct the web-carrying spiders to use their web to bounce the dropped berries into a bucket. While the berries are also moving in one direction (to the right), berries are also constantly being dropped from the tree, and this factor makes Plingi Juggle to be a decently challenging game. If three berries fall to the ground before they are bounced to the bucket, then the game is over. However, players can extend their “lives” by successfully scoring achievements; getting three or more achievements awards them with one extra life, and scoring all achievements leaves players with two more lives. Additionally, four lives can be purchased for just $0.99 if desired. Cheerful music accompanies all parts of Plingi Juggle, and top scores can be recorded.
As advertised, Plingi Juggle was definitely easy to learn but difficult to dominate. It certainly takes some time to successfully figure out the best timing for darting back and forth between the location of the berry drop and the bucket. However, I did feel that I experienced a bit of lag during the game, and this was somewhat frustrating for a game that depends on quick movements in order to succeed.
Appearance and Layout:
Plingi Juggle’s graphics are everything that you want in a fun, brightly colored iOS game. The details are adequate but not overly stimulating. These cartoon-style graphics fit expectations for an app that is presented as being an arcade-style game, and each level/speed of berry dropping on Plingi Juggle seems to be appropriately designed. However, at the same time it is a bit confusing why the “Plingi Spiders” in this game only appear to have six legs each, when their real life arachnid counterparts are well known for their eight-legged features. Plingi Juggle is a game best viewed in the horizontal/landscape layout.
Plingi Juggle is currently available for free through the iTunes store. As a free game, it definitely is entertaining and challenging enough to be well worth installing onto your iOS device, as it will provide you with a little bit of arcade-style fun. Overall, this game will most be enjoyed by consumers who like relatively quickly paced games with a bit of a puzzling twist to them.
Plingi Juggle iPhone app requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The iPhone app reviews rating:
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