Puppy Palooza Review
- Publisher: Rock Ridge Games, LLC
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 30 Sep, 2009
- Size: 7.9 MB
- Price: $0.99
- The Simon Says feature works well.
- Changing pitch can be tricky.
- No song sharing feature currently available.
As far as first attempts go, Puppy Palooza is certainly not too bad. The Simon game is playable and cute in its own way, but the music feature (while a great idea that should be expanded) is not anywhere near as useable compared to free instrument apps.
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The 80s came and left us over a decade ago, but its influences still haunt us today. For better or worse one of those influences is Simon, the electronic "Simon Says". As a toy it has its place in history, but in gaming it has often been part of a greater game and not the whole game. Puppy Palooza by Rock Ridge Games replaces bleeps with barks and a chance to create your own tunes.
This is somewhat easier said than done and the controls will make anything other than playing Simon incredibly difficult. The ability to change each dog's pitch is sticky and doesn't like to stay activated even if your finger is stationary.
The graphics consist of a photo that slightly changes and the intro audio is almost unbearable to listen to. A future update is planned to add the ability to upload and share songs that you've created (instead of just sharing them with friends), but even with that feature added it's hard to recommend Puppy Palooza.
Puppy Palooza is about as raw as it gets. There's a Simon Says game and you can attempt to craft songs with the single octave "keyboard", but compared to even free musical games or even instrument apps it's not a game that screams value for money for your children.
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"I freely admit that it had me choking back some tears at how innocent and cute the entire package is. Suppose I'm sentimental, but that sort of thing really resonates with me." - popzara.com
Perfect for kids of all ages!
Take control of 6 adorable puppies as they sing songs and bring a smile to your face in the two main gameplay modes: Puppy Pursuit and Puppy Palooza.
Puppy Pursuit is a memory game based on everyone's childhood favorite, Simon Sez. The puppies will bark in a pattern which you then try to repeat by tapping the icons under the corresponding puppy. The difficulty ramps up the further you get, making for a fun and exciting yet challenging game.
Puppy Palooza is the musical mode where you and the lovable little doggies compose music. Be it classic favorites or original songs, there are 12 different barks available to craft your musical masterpiece. Tap and hold the tennis balls on either side of the screen to access the higher 6 notes. Once you've got your song perfected hit the record button and save it... you can access your saved songs at any time by choosing the "Share A Song" option from the main menu. Make your friends laugh and show the world your musical talents!
Coming soon in the 1.1 update: Community features including the ability to upload your songs for other Puppy Palooza members to listen to and rate! Stay tuned for more info.