Stuck on you
by Damien McFerran 27/3/2013
Developer: First5 Games
Publisher: First5 Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
As the title suggests, Cling! is a very tactile experience. Protagonist Edgar is a purple blob who is able to stick himself to the various pegs which appear in each level using his freakish appendages, and he exploits this talent to move through each stage and reach the exit.
Cling!'s control system is a real triumph, offering both simplicity and a surprising degree of depth. Moving Edgar around is a case of tapping the direction you'd like him to head towards - as long as there are some pegs for him to cling to, he'll dutifully oblige.
However, Edgar is subject to the usual laws of physics, and as he moves he builds up momentum - momentum which will carry him off the edge of the screen and into the abyss if the row of pegs ends abruptly. You also need to be aware of gravity's pull, which can sometimes cause our hero to drop off the bottom of the level.
Cling! controls like a dream and looks wonderful, but the steep learning curve means that it's for dedicated players only
©2013 Steel Media Limited
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