Topple 2 Review
- Great visuals and block animations.
- Option to use iPod during gameplay.
- Challenge mode allows players to post scores to Facebook and Twitter accounts.
- Blocks tend to wobble and fall over, more so than what you’d expect.
- You will hit a difficulty wall at some point during the game.
- Highscore posting only; no online leaderboard options.
While Topple 2 has a strong concept and some decent gameplay, it ultimately falls short by way of its somewhat finicky gameplay. Still, this game may be worth the current price.
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Topple 2 is a physics based, block stacking game for the iPhone. Players must stack up different blocks in order to create a tower that reaches a certain height. Once players reach this goal they must keep stacking in order to get extra points and bonus multipliers. The game is over if four or more blocks falls from the tower and off the screen or the timer runs out.
Block placement is quite simple; players tap on the blocks from the top of the screen and drag them down onto the base block. Players must then keep stacking blocks in order to reach the goal and max out their highscore. As the difficulty increases, more abstract shaped blocks will come into play and make tower balancing a lot harder.
The blocks facial animations are by far the best part of this game and are quite humorous to watch. The game’s sound is quite good but players are able use their iPod during the gameplay. The game features a main game mode, a multiplayer versus mode and a challenge mode with the option to submit highscores to Facebook or Twitter.
Topple 2 is a solid title but certain elements tend to restrict the game; the biggest of which is the block placement issues. The blocks themselves tend to be a bit too easy to topple over and begin swaying almost immediately. Also, at some point you will hit a difficulty wall and the game will seem more frustrating than fun. The game offers some fun gameplay for a while but ultimately, it may only have a short play life.
DescriptionThis game can be played on OS 3.0 and above
Breaking, shaking, exciting news:
Topple 2 is the proud recipient of a 2009 Apple Design Award!
At last, the hit game Topple that has attracted over 3 million downloads now has a content packed sequel with four new game modes and the ability to play with friends! Immerse yourself in 30 levels in over 6 Topple worlds that allow you to balance and stack fun and playful Topple blocks using multi-touch and accelerometer controls.
For the first time, face your friends to a "stack attack," racing one another in real-time. No friends near you? Send your “ghost” play-through so your friends can accept your challenge at their convenience!
Enjoy the classic Topple experience, but master the new modes as well. Upside-down mode inverts gravity for a topsy-turvy play experience. Balance mode lets you weigh two towers against each other. Power Tower mode challenges you to build a power line using conductive blocks. Rescue mode uses your tower building skills to save the precious golden egg.
• Play new game mechanics including Upside-down,
˙ Balancer, Power Tower and Rescue!
• Challenge friends in versus mode using
˙ Wi-Fi or E-mail
• Unlock massive replay ability with free play
˙ versions of all the game modes.
• Enjoy the visuals of six new worlds, playful
˙ animations and a sweeping musical score
• Drag, rotate and tilt familiar Topple
˙ faces in this brand new world!
Check out existing trailers at http://topple2.ngmoco.com. Follow up on Twitter at twitter.com/ngmoco
What's New in Version 1.3- We now support iPod music from within the game!
- You can access your iPod music by pausing while in a level or by going to the More Menu.