Smarter Buddies: Written iPhone Game App Review
Smarter Buddies, by developer Mobile Innovations AD, is a new matching app for iOS devices. With fun, cartoony graphics and a spin on the classic matching game, does this app have what it takes to succeed on iTunes?
Smarter Buddies takes the classic game of Go Fish and throws in a few twists, plus some snazzy graphics. From the start, you’ll be presented with a small game board, with a few cartoony buddy smiley faces shown, for a brief period of time. They’ll then turn over, and it’s up to you to tap the correct spots where they were located, before the timer runs out. As you progress, you’ll rack up scores and eventually transition to larger and more difficult game boards with more spots to remember. Don’t mess up or you’ll be taken back to the starting board!You’ll get to brag on Facebook with your highscores after each round, if you choose that option. You can also challenge buddies through the Game Center integration feature for a match or two. Finally, there is plenty of interesting achievements to unlock and keep track of. It’s all fairly standard fare in most matching apps, although it is done in a fairly polished fashion. The changing game board help keeps Smarter Buddies challenging, but I really would like to see a few more game modes or twists to the matching board in future updates.
Smarter Buddies has a fairly slick, yet simple layout. The graphics are clear and sharp, and transition animations are fluid. It’s easy to browse the app from the start without too much difficulty. There’s no noticeable lag in the graphics and game play, nor is there any loading delays or bugs that I encountered.
Smarter Buddies is a solid matching game app for iOS devices. It doesn’t break any new ground, nor does it offer a ton of variation, but the gameplay is engaging and the graphics polished. Audio quality is great, as is the fact that this app is free, with some in-app purchased available. For gamers wanting a freebie matching game on the iOS, Smarter Buddies is worth a shot.
Smarter Buddies iPhone app requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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