Free Fallers Review
- Fun animal on vehicle line-drawing action.
- Clever system for awarding points.
- Easy to pick up gameplay.
- Minimal variation over long sessions.
- Bland presentation.
It's definitely worth keeping an eye on Free Fallers as the concept is simple, yet fun, but until subsequent updates add more variety it can get stale quickly.
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NOTE: Future updates indicated by the developer could potentially change the final score, so keep an eye out over the next month or so.
I love it when a game makes me smile and Free Fallers by ChilliJuice definitely managed to eke out of this stoney-faced and jaded gamer, so it can't be all that bad right? OK, so I'm not THAT jaded, but who doesn't find the idea of free-falling animals diving on to construction vehicles ludicrous enough to enjoy? Certainly not this reviewer.
Tigers, pandas and elephants have decided to take the Eco-war in to their own hands and are attempting to crush every bulldozer and trench digger they can manage to fall on. In each of the eight currently available levels you'll need to aim the sky-diving animals after deploying their parachutes by drawing a path to follow avoiding collisions with each other where possible.
After reading the introductory comic I would have expected a bit more effort to go in to the game's design as its cartoonish design is functional, but certainly lacking in flair to make the game more exciting to look at. However this isn't quite as upsetting as the lack of indicators to help players make informed decisions about which animal to use on each vehicle as bonus points are awarded for crushing vehicles precisely based off the damage each animal represents.
Gameplay is also fairly bland, with each level speeding up the action, but providing little additional challenge so it's great to hear that ChilliJuice are working on updates to add unique features to the three environments and even power-ups for a bit of a twist. A fun line-drawer with potential to be much better in time.
DescriptionNOTE: iOS4 required
Made it into the top 100 paid apps in March!!!
Machine-crushing Panda Missiles!
Free Fallers couples action with strategy like no other, and even promotes a green theme! Guide tenacious skydiving animals, and help them CRUSH the menacing machines invading their land, all while avoiding mid-air collisions and killer poison clouds!
"Cool new sensation leaves Parachute Panic and even many line-drawers in the dust!"
- Tim "Lord Gek" Jordan of Touch Arcade Forums
"Unique game that is awesome to play!"
"Challenging, fast-paced, and fun!"
"Innovative gameplay mechanic"
Menacing machines are moving in to destroy the pandas’ pad, so the animals have come up with a crazy but effective plan to eliminate them: jump out of the sky and crush the bulldozers from above! But, they need YOU to guide them on their mission...draw flight paths for these skydiving animals and help them crush the invaders down below. Your fingers will burn with excitement as more and more skydivers join the mission! Be sure to pop those parachutes though!
•Easy to start playing? OH YEAH – just swipe – tap – swipe – easy peasy!
•Progressively intense gaming with three difficulty settings!
•Earn huge points with continuous and stylish crushes
•Collect power-ups to transform these animals into flaming missiles!
•Juicy landscapes unlocked if you can finely hone those skills
•Fully integrated with OpenFeint leader boards and points - share your achievements on Facebook plus check scores against other gamers worldwide.
Your fingers will burn with excitement as more and more skydivers join the mission!
Yappler-Tags: Power, crush, path, draw, strategy, action
What's New in Version 1.3.1NOTE: iOS4 required
Fixed local high score bug