Cheese Collect Review
- Simple puzzle mechanics.
- Competitive multiplayer.
- Twitter high-scores.
- Unpredictable controls.
- No clearly defined boundaries for the puzzle.
Cheese Collect is unmistakeably an admirable second entry for independent developer Koh Jing Yu. His graphics remain fairly rough, but the puzzles are fun and there's definitely some replay value here. Worth a look for younger puzzle fans.
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Cheese Collect by Koh Jing Yu is an arcade puzzle game that pits you (the mouse) against your nemesis (the wily cat) as he moves his remote-control cheese around a minefield of traps. Despite the fairly uninspired name, Cheese Collect manages to be a surprisingly fun - if somewhat flawed - App for the iPhone.
The interface is kept fairly simple with each turn allowing you to move your mouse in one of eight directions (up/down, left/right and diagonals). The touch controls here are a bit of a let down and can either simply refuse to acknowledge a touch or select an incorrect option entirely. It's not a common problem, but it can cause an otherwise great run to end too soon.
At first the visuals seems somewhat rudimentary, but after playing the game it's clear that they're aimed towards a much younger audience. As such the puzzles are relatively simple and even the tutorial campaign feels a bit tardy, cutting off without explaining what you're learning and instead teaching by example. You will be subject to a bit of random luck in trying to obtain a high score (which you can save or Twitter), but there's rarely a situation that isn't solvable.
.It may not be the best puzzle game available on the iPhone, nor a show-stopper in terms of graphics, but Cheese Collect is still an interesting puzzle game. The App aims to be friendly to all ages, but misses the mark somewhat and is definitely a puzzle game for younger audiences. A great little game to keep the kids occupied.
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17th December 2009 -#56 In Top Games
16th December 2009 - #36 In All Arcade Games
29th September 2009 - #157 In All Puzzle Games
22nd September 2009 - Featured in New and Noteworthy By Apple
8/10 - TruthBombers.com
5/5 - moop75.wordpress.com/
5/5 "Best game ever" - DGH94 (iTunes US Store)
Gameplay Video: http://tinyurl.com/cheesecollectvideo
Cheese Collect now has an official blog for news and announcements: http://www.cheesecollect.blogspot.com
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The cat is trying to attack you again!
In this fun puzzle game, you are a mouse who tries to steal cheese without setting off the traps set by the cat. However, everytime you move, the cat would move the cheese away from you, unless there's no space for it.
Cheese Collect is a fun puzzle game with episodic updates.
Updates are always free!
Cheese Collect is OpenFeint enabled.
Episode 1: Kitchen Raider (18th September 2009)
Episode 2: Attic Cheese (18th September 2009)
Episode 3: Out Of The House - Into The Forest
Episode 4: Messy Kid's Bedroom
Episode 5: Christmas Fun (4 New hats & New Escape Mode)
Can you collect the cheese in the number of moves available?
- 4 Game modes, Campaign, Escape, Freestyle and Multiplayer!
- Freestyle Mode: Play as long as you can collecting cheese and scoring while avoiding traps!
- Multiplayer Mode: Play with a friend and race to the cheese! Featuring normal mouse with white mouse.
- Escape Mode (NEW!): Escape from the cat. Can you do it?
- Campaign Mode: Complete all the campaigns traveling to different locations with different background music and traps!
- 27 Campaign Maps featuring 4 locations: Kitchen and Attic, Forest and Kid's Bedroom, each featuring their own awesome background music!
- Tweet your score!
- Customize your mouse! (New hats are unlocked after completing campaigns)
- Different cat costumes in each map
- 6 Hats
- 2 Costumes
- Over 12 OpenFeint Achievements
- OpenFeint leaderboards and achievements
- Over 5 OpenFeint Leaderboards: Compete with your friends for scores!
Cheese Costume - Unlock by entering your name as 'Cheese Collector'
Snowmouse Costume - Enter name as 'Snowmouse'
Flickitty Hats - Enter name as 'Gas Leak' or 'Flickitty' (Credits for images go to dev3)
Santa Hat - Enter name as 'Santa'
Flickitty hats in the app are a courtesy from dev3. Thanks for the crossover!
What's New in Version 1.2- New credits screen
- Bug fixes