Skipping Stone Review
- Simple, classic gameplay.
- Smooth cartoonish graphics; cute style and a variety of characters to encounter.
- Power-ups add some variety (if you can afford them).
- Lots of grinding or IAP required to make a single competitive leaderboard entry.
Despite its endless gameplay, Skipping Stone is aimed squarely at casual audiences; this isn't a bad thing at all, but it does come at the expense of burning some competitive players.
- Full Review
- App Store Info
Despite already having a few titles dedicated to the 'Skipping Stone' series, it seems that iOS gamers are only now being introduced to this classic game from GAMEVIL's archives. Given its Java past it's no surprise to see this endless arcade title keeping things simple, but trying to keep an anthropomorphic stone in the air isn't an easy task.
Originally, players had to traverse around the world, encountering various creatures in an attempt to find the stone's lost love. While the story may be taking a backseat in this release, players still have the opportunity to encounter creatures from the original game, albeit as hazards. The simple one-touch controls only require the player to tap the screen as close as possible to the surface of the water (as indicated by a shadowed ring), earning bonuses for accurate strings and picking up bonuses to increase their score and earn more 'coins'. These coins can be pooled and subsequently spent on pre-game bonuses such as a second life; slower falls; higher bounces; and an increased chance for choice bonus items.
Providing such powerful bonuses at the cost of 'coins' is a double-edged sword; while on one hand it provides players with the opportunity to reach levels they'd never otherwise be able to get to, it also locks high-score hunters in to a vicious cycle of grinding (or making in-app purchases) before making any attempts for the leaderboards. As such, Skipping Stone is far better for casual gamers after a simple time-waster.
Thankfully the bright cartoonish style, cheery background tracks and pick-up and play style make it easy to keep hitting 'retry', at least for a little while. Skipping Stone is a welcome update to a classic Java title and a cute distraction, but it's a shame players only get to experience the game 'in full' every twenty games (or so).
DescriptionSkipping Stone is now FREE on App Store!
DON'T STOP MOVING! TAP, BOUNCE, AND SKIP YOUR STONE!
This is yet another great game by GAMEVIL. Great graphics, controls, and game play. You will not want to pass up this opportunity.
The simplicity that you love to see from GAMEVIL is back yet again with another super cute character, in Skipping Stone as you bounce a stone through the water as far as you can.
One tap is all it takes to skip your stone - but how many continuous skips you can accomplish is what separates the pro's from the amateur's.
- Mr. Charley
SIMPLE YET ADDICTIVE
A simple one-touch casual game accessible for gamers of all ages.
FOUR DISTINCTIVE MAPS
Experience the fascinating stages of the City, Island, Jungle, and Magical world.
UNLOCK ACHIEVEMENTS & COLLECT ITEMS
39 Game Center achievements and leaderboard to keep you engaged for hours. Collect and use items to increase your chance of beating your highest score!
COLORFUL SPRITE ANIMATION
Eye-catching characters and cute visuals makes Skipping Stone a great little gem.
OTHER GAMEVIL GAMES
Baseball Superstars® II
Baseball Superstars® 2010 HD
Boom It Up!
Chalk n' Talk
HYBRID 2: Saga of Nostalgia
KAMI RETRO HD
NOM: Billion Year Timequest
Soccer Superstars® 2011
VANQUISH: The Oath of Brothers
NEWS & EVENTS
What's New in Version 1.0.11. Facebook ranking bug fixed
2. Minor bugs fixed
Your 5 star rating keeps us motivated to produce upcoming updates to make Skipping Stone even better!
Contact GAMEVIL Inc. @
Tips & Tricks: http://iphone.gamevil.com
Email: [email protected]