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Sleepy Mouse review - Angry Birds but with tired mice?


For: iPhone

More narcoleptic than dozy

Product: Sleepy Mouse | Format: iPhone | Players: 1 | Version: Europe | App version: 1.0
 
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There are some games that like to play around with the shape of their genre. Games that like to try new and exciting things just to see what works and what doesn't.

And then there are games like Sleepy Mouse. There's nothing demonstrably wrong with it. It's not broken, it's well put together, and everything that it sets out to do is does perfectly fine.

It's just that everything it does you've seen before, done better, by games with far more flair and aplomb. It's a large slab of not particularly interesting mobile gaming that's destined never to make much of a dent on the App Store.

Mice to see you

The game is all about feeding a sleeping mouse cheese. More cheese equals better dreams, so you need to twang slabs of the yellow stuff towards the bed the mouse is reclining on.



It's sort of like a flat Angry Birds with less destruction and a little more puzzle solving. Drag your finger on the cheese to pull back your shot, slide it around to aim, then release to fire it on its dairy way.

Each shot costs you a sheep, and you get a set number of sheep every level. If you've got some of the fluffy little blighters left when you complete a level you'll nab some extra points.

Get deeper into the experience and there are buttons to press, alarm clocks to avoid, and extra sheep to pick up so you can complete your missions.

Everything is presented in a slightly lacklustre fashion, with the post-level menus in particular doing almost nothing to inspire or cajole you to jump back into cheese hurling.



You get extra points for bouncing the cheese off more walls, the control scheme works perfectly well, and a star rating system pushes you to try and find the quickest way to deliver your cheesy morsel to the gob of the napping rodent.

Holes

But quite frankly the whole thing is so uninspiring that you'll get bored of it in a matter of minutes. There's just no spark here, no panache. It feels like a game designed to be forgotten, an amnesiac slice of mobile nothingness that's as throwaway as it is easy to ignore.

And you should ignore it, because there are hundreds upon hundreds of better games out there that are far more deserving of your time. Sleepy Mouse is mild cheddar in a world where extra mature is the norm.

 
Sleepy Mouse review - Angry Birds but with tired mice?
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Harry Slater | 9 August 2016
A solid and entirely forgettable mobile game that does almost nothing of any note
 
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