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Game review
Draws you in
by Harry Slater 2/12/2013
Product: Darklings
Developer: MildMania
Publisher: MildMania
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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It's always nice to find a game that does things a bit differently, and Darklings certainly does that. It's a scribbly action game that sees you doodling a variety of symbols onto the screen to fight back various gloomy figures.

These beasts wear their own defeat front and centre, showing you exactly the symbol to trace to vanquish them.

Kill one and you inhabit it for a little while, before it bursts in a shower of stars. You need to grab these stars to fill up your time and your fever meter.

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The controls are simple Simon Says swipes. See a monster, trace its mark onto the screen. You need to be pretty precise, but there's enough leeway that you'll only occasionally find your scribbles not registering. ...
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A fun and clever action game, Darklings shows how much can be accomplished with a touchscreen control system
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 8
Value: 7
Innovation: 8
Overall: 8
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