iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Although Slurf isn’t loaded with tons of content in terms of game modes, Slurf is a solid game with high replay value and is extremely fun to play.
The basic goal of the game is to avoid walls, sharks, and whirlpools, all while collecting coins by means of dragging the “slurfer” across the screen. The controls are simple and responsive and are a big part of why this game is so enjoyable.
Perhaps my favorite feature of the game is the unique power-ups that your “slurfer” can pick up.
Catching a ride on a rocket to soar over the walls or mounting a whale to break through barriers definitely makes for an entertaining experience. Slurf is scored based on how many coins you are able to pick up without hitting any of the obstacles or enemies.
The game also incorporates an iOS Game Center leaderboard to see how you stack up against others in the world. This competitive leaderboard is an excellent feature that helps push players to perform better; however, it would have been nice to see “distance traveled” as one of the options for comparing yourself with others.
Overall, the game is well constructed and entertaining and is comparable to a combination of Doodle Jump and Flappy Bird.
Appearance and Layout:
Slurf utilizes a unique artwork style that looks like a hand drawing come to life on a piece of crumpled paper. The animations for all characters looked great and intriguing. Crashing into a wall or getting stuck in a whirlpool looks like an artistic flipbook brought to life.
It’s these little details of Slurf that make the game all the better. As mentioned before, Slurf doesn’t have much “fluff,” but chooses rather to have a more simple and straightforward style for the game menu.
For this app, this design is certainly highly appropriate. The game doesn’t feel like it is lacking in content, but rather it feels appreciably streamlined and clearly navigable.
Slurf is free to download from the App Store. The game does include ad banners at the bottom of the screen, but they don’t take up too much space to detract from the gameplay, and even so, there is an option for a one-time in-app purchase of $0.99 to permanently remove them.
Overall, we highly recommend downloading Slurf for anyone interested in trying out a fun and challenging game.
Slurf requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 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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