Air Penguin Review
- Tight controls; movement accelerates smoothly based on how far you tilt.
- Easy to pick up and play.
- Clean, cute graphical style.
- Collected fish can purchase temporary aids to complete levels.
- Minimal variety in gameplay despite the addition of new hazards over time.
- Little replay incentive; collected fish help to complete levels - pointless once the game is completed.
Air Penguin lacks the same vital spark of other recent bird-themed titles, but bouncing your way through each of the game's challenges still makes for a fun challenge that scales to your skill level.
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Imagine you're a penguin collecting food for your friend's and family when, 'WHAMO!', a wild Global Warming appears and uses Sunny Day to melt your home in to tiny chunks of ice. Annoying as that may be, everyone you know is now stranded on the quickly forming islands of ice and it's up to you in Air Penguin by GAMEVIL to rescue them.
The ultimate aim of each chapter may be to rescue an individual penguin, however on each stage your goal is simply to survive your trip to each flag. Your basic mode of transport consists of constantly bouncing, with players adjusting the direction and speed of the penguin by tilting their iDevices. Reality is thrown out the window for something far more fun as you can maneuver freely in the air, making seemingly impossible tasks such as collecting fish (which are scattered around each level) hovering over water a simply matter of grabbing it at the zenith of your jump and maneuvering back before you land. Collected fish can be spent on temporary aids that apply to the level you're on, lowering their difficulty in favor of progressing smoothly. The fun doesn't stop there either as players are treated to two other modes of transport, either by sliding along long icy floes (ala 'Antarctic Adventure') or by hitching a ride on a friendly turtle.
Obviously there's something about the whole bird to cuteness ratio that sends casual audiences in to a frothing overdrive and this is certainly exploited in Air Penguin, though the gameplay really does shine through thanks to its combination of simple controls and gameplay that's tempered by available power-ups. Players can purchase more fish via In-App Purchasing, but it's certainly not necessary to complete the game. The variety in the gameplay does quickly reach a plateau, though the inclusion of an endless 'survival' mode helps to break things up.
Air Penguin is cute, fun and most importantly, approachable, making it a perfect storm of elements ripe for exploiting the current trend of popular games on the App Store. The tight controls and scaling challenge make this a great game for gamers of all walks and is an easy game to recommend for those after a fun distraction.
DescriptionAir Penguin has reached over 10 million downloads worldwide!
No 1 Game in US, France, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Kazakhstan, Egypt, UAE, Kuwait, and Russia!
Top 5 Adventure Game in 40 countries.
Air Penguin's hotter than Tiny Wings and topping Angry Birds.
Air Penguin is doing well on the App Store charts because it offers the kind of slick, addictive, quick-hit gameplay we've come to want and expect from a 99-cent mobile game.
Air Penguin is fun, no doubt about it. Addictive, too, pushing all the right "just one more time" buttons.
Air Penguin has adorable graphics, dead simple gameplay, and an engaging scoring system that ensures you’ll keep coming back for more.
- Touch Arcade
Jump, fly and dodge through Antarctica.
Air Penguin is incredibly simple and highly addictive. All you need to know is how to tilt.
Journey through the icy South Pole to help Air Penguin save his family from melting ice caps.
Who said penguins can't fly?! Make them flap their tiny wings!
Tilt your way out of danger as you bounce, glide and slide through this Antarctic adventure today!
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL TILT CONTROL GAMEPLAY
Tilt Air Penguin in all directions to guide him safely through the Antarctic
TWO DIFFERENT MODES FOR DOUBLE THE FUN
Campaign through 125 stages in Story Mode or see how far you can go in Survival Mode
ENCOUNTER SEA CREATURES AND WEAVE PAST HAZARDS
Hitch a lift on a turtle's back, swerve past angry sharks and watch out for thin ice
COLLECT ITEMS AND UNLOCK ACHIEVEMENTS
Acquire fish to use special features and earn all 39 Game Center achievements
CUTE GRAPHICS OPTIMIZED FOR RETINA DISPLAY
Experience the adorable world of Air Penguin unfold in hi-res graphics
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NEWS & EVENTS
What's New in Version 1.8- Minor bugs fixed
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