Catcha Catcha Aliens!
by Damien McFerran 11/12/2012
Product: Catcha Catcha Aliens!
Developer: Hot Sauce Interactive
Format: iPhone, iPad
When a developer informs you that the biggest selling point of its latest game is that it was designed with input from Jonathan Ross, you might assume that certain straws are being clutched at.
However, in the case of Catcha Catcha Aliens!, it would appear that tenuous celebrity involvement actually comes with tangible benefits. This is a Temple Run-style romp which breaks new ground and looks positively scrumptious while it does so.
Tasked by an elderly commander by the name of ZubZub (voiced by Ross's long-time chum Stephen Fry, who is no stranger to the art of lending his vocal talents to video games) with clearing the galaxy of a pesky alien menace, you have to dash around various planets with your net, scooping up xenomorphs and avoiding deadly obstacles.
An impressive and feature-rich enhancement of the endless-runner concept, Catcha Catcha Aliens! may rely on celebrity connections to get itself noticed, but it has the quality to stand on its own merits
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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