Save Gloop!: Written iPhone Game App Review
Who doesn’t love cute and adorable aliens? Better yet, who doesn’t love cute and adorable aliens that are helpless and need you to save them?
Save Gloop!, developed by James Allen, is a new game which is incredibly fun to play. Quick reflexes and thinking a few steps ahead will help you save Gloop, an adorable alien, from menacing monsters.
Concept and Gameplay:
Save Gloop! is the brainchild 15-year-old developer James Allen, and it looks just as great as most of the popular games I’ve played. The graphics are gorgeous and very well thought out, which always makes a game extra enjoyable.
It’s fairly rare for me to come across a game that I can’t think of a few others like it. When I do, however, it’s fun to test and try it out. Save Gloop! is unlike anything I’ve played before, which is always great.
Save Gloop! is probably one of the more challenging games I’ve played on my iPhone. Though the concept is simple, it takes a bit of time to truly get a feel for the game. The whole point of the game is to save Gloop, an alien who got himself into a bit of a jam. He fell into a gigantic space hole, and it’s your job to help him get out.
This isn’t a simple task, though. The walls of the space hole are covered with different surfaces, each with their own attribute. While some parts of the wall allow Gloop to stick to it, other parts like ice make Gloop slip down the wall at a very fast speed. You can also pick up bonuses which will aid you in saving Gloop.
If you thought that was tough, there are also waves of monsters and other traps that you have to avoid. Hitting a monster will cause Gloop to lose a life. Once all three lives are consumed, the game ends and your heart breaks just a wee bit until you try to save Gloop again. You earn points based on bonuses how long you managed to keep Gloop alive.
15 different waves of monsters stand between Gloop and freedom, which means you’ll likely spend hours playing and mastering the game. The addition of traps, bonuses, and tricky wall surfaces means there’s never a dull moment in the game.
Another really cool feature is the ability to unlock four additional characters to play. Each has their own unique abilities and can be unlocked by spending points accumulated from playing the game. Don’t feel like waiting? You can unlock all available characters for $0.99 via in-app purchase.
Save Gloop! also includes Game Center integration, along with an in-game leaderboard. Lastly, the game is compatible with both iPhone and iPad.
I definitely recommend Save Gloop! if you’re looking for a fun and exciting game which will keep you entertained for quite awhile. The $0.99 price tag is extremely reasonable and universal device compatibility is an added bonus. Keep up the great work, Mr. Allen!
Save Gloop! is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review
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