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Game review
Plain dum
by Jon Mundy 24/4/2014
Product: FreeDum
Publisher: Bulkypix
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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Bugs aren't known to be the brightest creatures on earth. Often industrious, occasionally deadly, frequently beautiful. But intelligent? Hardly.

It's a trait that FreeDum, a game all about rescuing bugs, shares.

You are Dum, a googly-eyed ladybird forced to run the gauntlet through a number of deadly obstacle courses set up by a cruel child.

Viewing the action from above, you must guide Dum to each level exit simply by tapping wherever you want him to go. There are plenty of moving spikes, spinning razor blades, and patrolling beetles to avoid.

Failing to do so results in a bloody mess that seems quite at odds with the blandly cartoony art style and chirpy music. ...
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A bland casual puzzler with an irritatingly imprecise control system, FreeDum would seriously bug you if it wasn't so instantly forgettable
Audio/visual: 4
Gameplay: 4
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 4
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