This app’s name really says it all when it comes to figuring out what it is all about. Specifically, players in Paper Universe—Drag the Rocket are transported into a game that will undoubtedly conjure up the feeling of playing with paper cutouts to entertain yourself during class in elementary school.
In this game, players guide a paper rocket through a paper-crafted universe of “aliens.” Although not an extremely fast-paced challenge, the game play in Paper Universe is still fast enough to keep players on their toes, as they must “capture” each alien in order to stay alive.
This game can be connected to Game Center, Twitter, and Facebook if players want to make it a more social experience and challenge their friends and family members to beat their high scores.
A simple soundtrack plays in the background of the game.
Overall, I was pleased with the smoothness of the operation of the app; the pace of the rocket within the game was appropriately challenging, and no lag was experienced when directing the rocket around the screen.
Appearance and Layout:
The graphics of Paper Universe are definitely unique.
As indicated by its name, this app is created so that all of the components of the game resemble paper cutouts or sheets of paper. This style of graphics is certainly very simplistic looking, and it probably won’t appeal to anyone looking for sophisticated graphics in an iOS game.
However, there is definitely still a quaint beauty to Paper Universe, and for the intended purpose/design of the game, these simplistic paper graphics perfectly fit with the overall theme of the app.
Additionally, the layout of Paper Universe makes it easy to get around; the home screen features only the bare minimum of navigational tabs, presenting an app that is not cluttered at all.
As mentioned previously, Paper Universe—Drag the Rocket is a free app. For this “price,” we consider Paper Universe to be well worth at least a trial run on your iPhone. In fact, we think it’s very likely you’ll find the app to be worth keeping around for awhile.
The pace of the game play is great for both children and adults alike, and the friendly simplistic graphics keep it appropriate for audiences of all ages as well.
Paper Universe—Drag the Rocket requires iOS 5.1 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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