- The game sound is very well done and gives players the option to use their iPod.
- The controls are certainly simple – tap the screen to jump, drag items onto the level to use them.
- There are 26 varied levels to play through.
- Hand drawn graphics can look quite crude and ugly at times.
- The game gives practically no instructions on what to do or how to play.
- Gameplay feels very stiff thanks to the minimal controls.
SpongeDude offers players some incredibly challenging gameplay, not because of the puzzle difficulty but the lack of instruction and confusing gameplay.
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SpongeDude is a physics based puzzle game where players take control of SpongeDude, a green cube who has been exiled to earth for falling asleep while on guard duty of the moon. It’s now up to you to get him off this bizarre planet and back home, but this is easier said than done.
Seeing as how SpongeDude does not have any limbs, he cannot move or walk on his own accord. You’ll need to collect and use various objects that will move, lift or blast SpongeDude through each level. You can jump by tapping on the screen but unless you have a small incline in front of you, jumping won’t do much.
The hand drawn visuals are a bit crude and some facial expressions look downright psychotic. The sound is surprisingly good and does offer players the option to use their iPod during gameplay. There is one story mode to work through and it starts immediately as there is no main menu to browse through.
SpongeDude is an odd title to say the least but does manage to give players some moderate gameplay. However, this level of gameplay is inconsistent as the game doesn’t tell players much at all. You’ll get to a certain point where you have three new items and no idea what to do with them. While no game should ever spell things out, SpongeDude goes to the complete opposite extreme leaving players bewildered at the minimal instructions. But if you enjoy serious brain teasers then SpongeDude might give some minor enjoyment, but only for a short time.
DescriptionSpongeDude on YouTube: www.handplant-studios.com/spongedude/
"Like a combination of Topple, iBlast Moki and Rolando ..." - Toucharcade User Review.
"It is definitely unique and its a twist of Rolando, Toki Tori, AND iBlast Moki in one. It is a physics/platformer/puzzler that requires some thinking. [...] I am surprised SpongeDude is only $1.99!" - Toucharcade User Review.
"It’s like Rolando, Topple and a kid with a crayon all got together in a washing machine with a big bag of ironic awesome and came up with this fever dream." - theportablegamer.com
Sponge Dude is an addictive physics/puzzle/platformer featuring a unique physic-based interface. Blast the elastic SpongeDude and his hippie friend through 26 challenging levels and adventures.
Sponge Dude has been banned to earth by his tyrannic boss iBoss as a disciplinary measure for messing up his job as planet's watchman. Taken for granted he wants to leave this underdeveloped planet as soon
as possible. During his adventure he will meet scary enemies and unexpected friends.
Sponge Dude misses arms and legs - under earth gravity he only manages to do little mostly useless jumps (tap). So help this little dude: use bombs to blast him through the air, lift him into the air using balloons and much more. Using the two-finger-gesture you can zoom the game and get a fast and easy overview of the surrounding area.
- Cutting-edge physic system
- Fast action and enchaining puzzles
- Cool, zoomable graphics
- Intuitive multitouch-control
- Cool soundtrack or listen to your own iPod music
- 4 worlds
- 26 levels
- Ideal for casual and intensive gaming
Dive into the crazy adventure of Sponge Dude - and the Alien Hippies!
What's New in Version 1.1- Made some levels easier
- Silent switch works correctly now
- Localized to German
- Bug fixes
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