Catch a Fly
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Catch a Fly, developed by Nikolay Zapolnov, and released by FriedCroc, is an entertaining new game for iPhone and iPad. Even if you’re not fond of spiders, you still enjoy playing this upbeat and addicting game.
Concept and Gameplay:
Whether you adore spiders or you shiver at the mere thought of seeing one, it’s hard to resist finding a cute cartoon spider adorable. Catch a Fly will have you tangled in its web in no time.
The whole idea of the game is to tactically and strategically build your web so that it catches as many buzzing flies as possible. Once a fly has landed in your web of doom, you need to help your spider navigate to it so he can eat it up. The more flies you catch, the higher your score.
While it sounds simple and easy, Catch a Fly becomes overwhelming pretty quickly. You have to balance web spinning with fly catching, so focusing on only one thing will likely yield a lower score. If you get stressed out easily, you might not enjoy the game very much. Also, you really need to be mindful of how much web you use because the amount you get for each level is limited. You’ll likely be tempted to create a giant web that could catch an elephant, but unfortunately you’ll have to restrain the urge.
Overall, the game has a great combination of graphics and gameplay. It takes a little while to get into the groove of it and develop a web making strategy, but once you have the hang it, it’s hard to stop playing Catch a Fly.
I do have one suggestion for gameplay improvement, though, which is to separate web spinning and fly catching. Instead of having everything take place at once, it would be great to have the ability to spin your web first, then let the insects fly.
As I mentioned before, Catch a Fly is a unique and original game with great graphics. There’s even a neat option to customize your spider quite a bit. As you progress, you’ll unlock clothes to dress your spider in, making him the coolest spider in town.
Looking hip isn’t the only benefit to getting your new arachnid pal all dressed up, though. Each piece of clothing provides a stat benefit, meaning that dressing for success actually leads to successfully catching insects.
Another great feature is variety. Catch a Fly features 20 individual levels and 18 different insects to catch. Many of these flying food sources have their own boost effect, too, so it’s important to try and catch all of them.
While Catch a Fly is free to download from the App Store, you’ll have to pay $2.99 to progress past the fourth level. Personally I wish more games would offer this trial feature because you’ll definitely know by then whether you like the game or not.
Catch a Fly is definitely worth the money if you decide to unlock the full game, so download it and give it a try.
Catch a Fly is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 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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