LATEST iPHONE GAME REVIEWS
Roll up, roll up
By Peter Willington 18 January 2013
Pangolin | Developer:
Feedtank | Publisher:
Feedtank | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Adventure, Platform, Puzzle | Players:
1 | Version:
Pangolins are awesome. They're cute little mammals with scales, which they use when they curl themselves into a ball to defend themselves from predators in the wild. Predators like lions.
Pangolin for iOS also aims to be awesome. But it isn't. It's a competent enough game in most areas, but a few flaws hold it back. Lions don't eat iOS games, but if they did Pangolin would be lunch in no time.
The game is free to download, though you only get ten stages. After you've burned through those you can unlock another chunk of 40.
The core implementation of placing trampolines to bounce your pangolin up-screen is just a little too unwieldy to heartily recommend. Nevertheless, the art's great and the physics are spot on