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Scarecrow Review

By Damian Chiappara, on September 20, 2009


Scarecrow
Download on the AppStore
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PROS

  • Leaderboard and achievement access via Plus+.
  • Easy to use control scheme and gameplay.
  • Players can use their iPod during gameplay.

CONS

  • The shadowed out visuals make for an interesting style, but seems like an unnecessary choice.
  • The game features only one main game mode.
  • No bonuses or other varying little quirks.

VERDICT

If you enjoy vertical launching games like Doodle Jump, then Scarecrow is a worthwhile game to have some fun with.


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In the tradition of other high flying games like Sheep Launcher and Doodle Jump, Scarecrow offers players the chance to launch a small rag doll character high into the atmosphere in order to get the highest score possible. Players must launch their scarecrow while collecting corn to blast themselves further upwards and avoiding other obstacles and enemies in order to keep flying.

Once your scarecrow is in the air, you will have to collect corn by directing him using the iPhones tilt controls. You collect corn to not only to blast you higher but increase the letters in the ‘scarecrow’ word at the top of the screen. This allows you to tap the screen and launch him around obstacles or into hard to reach corn to keep him flying.

The silhouetted visuals look sharp but don’t really add anything to the gameplay. The sound effects are sound great but can be a bit loud, requiring you to turn down the volume while playing. Since there is also no music in the game, players are free to use their iPod instead.

While the game offers decent gameplay with leaderboards access, it still needs work. Unlike other similar titles, the game doesn’t feature any power-ups, which can leave gameplay seeming a bit too repetitive after a while. And it’s a shame that you can’t see the fun limb ripping action as well as you could if the scarecrow was in colour. But like most games of this genre, Scarecrow will provide you with some quick thrills and something to do in your spare time.

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