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Skyscrapers™ Review

By , on September 10, 2009


Skyscrapers™
Download on the AppStore
2 out of 5

PROS

  • Players can see their skyscrapers in the city once they have completed them.
  • The building designs and visuals are very detailed.
  • Players are able to resume their game from when the leave the application.

CONS

  • The gameplay can be a tad repetitive.
  • The concept isn’t the most exciting one available.
  • The game’s sound seems a little out of place and players cannot use their iPod instead.

VERDICT

Unless you like this style of game, there isn’t too much to gain from playing SkyScrapers and it might not be a worthwhile purchase.


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Like Building Build, SkyScrapers is the next addition to the reflex based tower creation genre. Players must build a series of sky scrapers in order to fill an empty cityscape by lining up a scrolling level of the building on top of the lower level. As the tower increases in size so does the speed of which the level scrolls, making for some challenging gameplay.

Players place the levels once lined up by tapping on the iPhone screen. The levels must be placed within the blueprints of the building and players will lose on of their three lives if they miss their mark. The controls are easy and players of any level to access the game.

Skyworks has spared no expense in regards to the game’s visuals, as they are very sharp and precise. The same cannot be said about the sound however, as the transitions seem a little choppy and the glorious ‘Hallelujah’ at the end of each level is an odd inclusion to this type of game. Players have the option to play through the games campaign or a quick level if they want an instant game.

Despite being designed by acclaimed Activision designer Garry Kitchen, the game isn’t quite as enjoyable as it should be. From a design view point the game is very strong and well developed but in terms of gameplay, how much of a draw is the idea of lining up levels of a building? It seems to needs a quirky twist or two to make it a desirable title. But if you are a budding architect or enjoy games like Building Build then you might enjoy SkyScrapers.

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