Description: A fruit monster has run off with your juicy fruit and kidnapped your babies. Help Leon chase after Ms. Tum Tum in this off-the-wall puzzle adventure spanning 4 worlds and 36 brain-tingling levels. Eat fruit, change your colour, and lick your babies to make them follow you. Remember, more chameleons means more eating power, and that means it’s GIANT FRUIT time!
Price: £2.99 ($4.99 – $1 starting June 6th)
The developers of this game have been making games for mobile phones for the past five years now. One of their most successful games has been the Super Yum Yum series; the first of which was a BAFTA games awards nominee for the 2004 mobile game of the year award. Although they have been making mobile games for sometime now, Super Yum Yum 3 is the first game that they have made for the iPhone. Ok, so what you really want to know is whether or not this game is worth spending £2.99 on, as was I before I paid for it.
The motive of the game is simple; eat all the fruit and help Leon collect up all of his babies. The game is quick to understand and the puzzles start off quite simple and get increasingly difficult throughout the game. The app has gone for a retro arcade style, which they have done well with. To move about you just touch the screen where you want Leon to move to, which saves the need for a D-pad control as I’m not a fan of D-pad controls on a touch screen. In general, the interactive feel to the game is just not as smooth as I would expect for an iPhone app
I don’t often play games on my phone so an iPhone game has to be pretty special to attain my interest; probably playing a couple of times a week when I am having to hang around or just sat on the couch watching T.V. Although saying that, when I find a game for the iPhone that I truly like I will get quite addicted. With this game I found it a bit of a struggle to play. The game quickly becomes tedious and very repetitive, lacking variation between levels in the fact that the goal is the same every time; eat your fruit and rescue your babies. As the game goes on the levels get increasingly harder, which adds some interest to the game; but at the same time becomes frustrating and just causes a loss of interest.
Adding to these drawbacks, the game isn’t particularly quick to get into if you just have a spare couple of minutes and want to solve a puzzle. On top of that it isn’t possible to save mid-game, which means that you would have to start that puzzle over again the next time you play. This is another reason why I find the game so difficult to play as I don’t want to keep playing the same level.
One of the better aspects to this game is that there is now a rewind button, which means that if you make a mistake in the puzzle and get stuck then you can easily correct your mistakes. Although the puzzles can get quite tedious, I do find that they can get quite addictive and there is some entertainment to be gained form the game.
- Rewind button allows for easy correction of mistakes through out puzzle
- Concept of puzzle is quite unique
- The game becomes very repetitive
- Unique puzzle
- Game doesn’t save if you’re in the middle of a puzzle
- No quick save ability
Although I have made a lot of negative comments about the game I feel that the concepts of the puzzle are quite unique and the story line in the beginning of the game is interesting. This game definitely isn’t up there with some of the top iPhone games but at the same time it’s not a bad game.