Fox Vs Duck Review
- Elegant presentation.
- Simple gameplay.
- Having a duck get killed is a horrible feeling.
- Control sensitivity needs tweaking.
Fox Vs Duck is a relaxing, simple game that will elicit both joy and horror. The fate of the ducklings is in your hands.
- Full Review
- App Store Info
Fresh off the heels of MiniSquadron, developer Mr.FungFung has released Fox vs. Duck. Instead of a plane, you play a paddling of ducklings. A hungry fox is circling your pond and you need to escape before the fish swimming around starts to get hungry. How many ducks can you save within the time limit?
Control is entirely tilt based. Each new duck appears in the middle of the pond and the calibration is then reset. The controls work but there are sensitivity issues. As the game progresses, more rocks and lily pads appear to block your path, but sometimes so do pellets, which give you extra time, speed, or a 1up.
The presentation is what makes this game stand out. A grayscale palette is used to good effect, with the characters themselves being made of simple shapes, and a red pool smearing the landscape when a duckling is killed. The sound and music is very serene and the presentation as a whole emits a zen like quality. The game contains two modes, survival and challenge, with access to OpenFeint leaderboards.
Fox Vs Duck is a very minimalist approach to game design. It's a very simple game with a clean art style and calming music, that can be fun to play once you get going. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it shows that Mr.FungFung can diversify quite substantially while still making good games.
DescriptionFox Vs Duck is a beautiful and original micro-game for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Use the tilt sensor to lead your Ducks to safety whilst avoiding the hungry Fox - you'll need all your skill and cunning to survive!
Experience addictive, hypnotic gameplay in a stunningly elegant zen environment.
Then join the rest of the world in saving the Ducks as your collaborative scores are recorded online - and become a part of the freshest game on the App Store!
How many can you save?
"If you are a fan of games like Doodle Jump, where you play quick rounds to compete against social scoreboards then this game will grab your attention." -
"It is independent developers as much as big companies that are driving mobile gaming forwards, and Fox Vs Duck is a great example of the sort of innovative, affordable titles these one-man bands are producing." - 4/5 The Times.
"If you like peculiar atmospheres, ambient music, or David Lynch films, Fox Vs Duck is probably going to haunt you… just a little." - TheMacFeed
"Like the best iPhone games, it's simple but addictive." - Gizmodo
"this is one bold, cunning and daring gem worth experiencing."
- Simplicity and beauty.
- Perfect diversion in a busy world.
- Instantly addictive gameplay.
- Collaborative online score for all the ducks saved worldwide!
- Hauntingly beautiful music and sound.
- Online scores with OpenFeint scoreboards.
PLAY, FOR DUCK'S SAKE.
Upcoming Update: More OpenFeint Achievements and graphical Shizzles!
Use these links to keep up to date with news and other amusing thoughts on Fox Vs Duck and also MiniSquadron, the critically acclaimed action game from Studio FungFung - winner of the IMG Excellence in Gameplay Award and IGF Mobile Award nominee, along with 7 nominations in the BestAppEver 2009 Awards!