Fearless Bob is a free game by Glenn Hill that challenges players to use their knowledge of physics and puzzle-solving strategies to help Bob rescue his friends from a hungry monster. Featuring 30 levels in 6 different environments, Fearless Bob is a game that is sure to entertain players for a long time.
The storyline for this app is fairly simple: Fearless Bob is a furry little blob who needs to rescue his other little friends from the cages of Harold, a hungry monster.
Fearless Bob levels are setup as combinations of physics challenges with various obstacles. Players use the body of Bob himself to smash through barriers and reach the cages where the hostages are kept captive. The “swipe-style” game play in the app is easy enough for anyone to quickly get the hang of, although solving some of the challenges can definitely take some time.
Players are allowed a good number of attempts for each level, but failing to complete a rescue after a certain number of swipes will results in a “failed” level. Players are then given the option of retrying to complete the challenge, and each challenge must be completed before the next level can be accessed.
High scores in the game are achieved through combinations of factors such as completing levels in fewer swipes and destroying certain numbers of obstacles; high scores can be compared on Game Center, and an option to link your Fearless Bob game to Facebook gives players the chance to claim bragging rights for top scores among friends as well.
As I approached each new level of Fearless Bob myself, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the app definitely lived up to its claims; swiping was pretty addictive, and the puzzles were challenging enough that I felt excited to try each new one.
Appearance and Layout:
The graphics of Fearless Bob are simple and fun. Although arguably not very detailed, these graphics are still perfectly fitting for the mood of the app, and quite honestly, anything more detailed would probably detract from the admirable simplicity of this game’s concept.
Finding your way around the app is equally simple, leaving no confusion even for first time players. Signing into the Game Center is optional for Fearless Bob, so any players who wish to skip this step can easily do so.
Finally, on-screen tips for players as they first attempt certain levels of the app are always easily understandable and readable.
This game is completely free, and no complaints can really be made about the “value” of it.
It is both challenging and fun, and while it may be a bit too complicated for very young children to fully enjoy, we added “kids’s apps” as one of its categories since we feel it is definitely something that older kids and adults alike will find fun and challenging.
We love to discover great new games and Fearless Bob admirably fits the bill, particularly for players who prefer puzzle games to speed challenge games.
Fearless Bob requires iOS 5.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. 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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