Critter Hop is a simple app that brings back fond memories of old school video games. Free through the iTunes Store, this is a charming little game.
Offering three levels of difficulty, Critter Hop by Nick Then challenges players to successfully guide little “critters” to floating planks in order to gain coins and stay alive within the game.
Obstacles within the layout of the planks add additional difficulty to some levels, and getting the hang of accurately timing your vertical and horizontal movements is definitely a challenge as well. High scores are kept within the game so you can easily see how well you need to do in order to beat personal records.
In addition to the three different levels of gameplay, players are also challenged to unlock an impressive 20 different characters throughout the game as well.
As a whole, I found Critter Hop to be a pretty fun game. The gameplay reminded me of some older video and arcade games and the concept was easy to understand.
At the same time, however, I felt like the starting difficulty between the different levels wasn’t all that different. Additionally, there are quite a few in-app ads that pop up, and these start to disrupt your flow in gameplay after a while.
Appearance and Layout:
If the developers of Critter Hop were looking to keep up with the “simplicity” concept within the game’s graphics then they certainly succeeded. Specifically the design of the app’s graphics is very simplistic; details aren’t really a main player within the scenes at all.
Still, although not detailed, the graphics within Critter Hop have a certain type of charm to them and this is appealing to the right audience. The layout for this app is equally simple with self explainable directional icons.
As mentioned previously, Critter Hop is a free game. It’s fun to play, easy to understand the concept of, and somewhat addictive in nature. Graphics are not the strongest point of the app, but passing off the simplicity as charming helps to overcome that slight negative. In-app ads do pop up from time to time, and this can be frustrating since some of the ads are pretty long. As a whole though, Critter Hop is a fun and challenging game.
Critter Hop requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedited fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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