- Fun visuals.
- Lots of content.
- Control issues.
- Music a little too catchy.
If you are willing to forgive or work around the control problems, Airbear will present you with a fun way to kill some time.
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'How far can you get?' games are quite popular. You can load them up, try and beat your high score and be on your merry way. Airbear by Origin8 Technolgies tries to combine the reach the stars gameplay of games like Doodle Jump, with trampolines. If you're playing through the Homeward Bound mode, there are also puzzle pieces in each area to collect that will unlock the bear's propeller hat.
Control takes some time to get used to, and even then it can be frustrating. Trampolines are created by drawing a line on screen with your finger. If the trampoline is too long however, it will break when the bear hits it. When in the air, tilting can direct the bear's direction but it is not as responsive as you'd like. There are also obstacles such as bombs that can blow limbs off your bear so you'd expect the controls to be tighter.
The game's visuals consist of simple 3D objects. They are pleasing to look at, although the constant flailing of Airbear's limbs and his constant smile, even when a bomb leaves only his head are a tad disturbing. The sound effects are decent and the music is catchy, but as it keeps looping over and over, you'll want to move to your ipod quick, lest it get stuck in your head for the rest of the day.
Airbear is a game that will appeal more to a younger audience. It still is fun, and has great potential, but a few of the control issues need to ironed out before we have a winner here.
DescriptionAirBear wants to get HIGH, and he needs help from YOU!
Draw goo trampolines for AirBear to bounce on and launch him up, up and away!
Collect bamboo rings as he climbs to the clouds, but beware of bombs - they'll knock the stuffing out of him!
When you want to get down, tap AirBear's head to put on his propeller hat, or else he'll go SPLAT.
Two addictive game modes:
• AirBear's on a mission! Collect lost jigsaw puzzle pieces scattered throughout the house.
• Bounce up through the levels from Basement to Attic and Treetop freedom!
• Hit all the rings and stay in one piece to earn a place on the high score tables!
• Going up! Spring up the Skyscraper and try for the highest high score in the world!
• How low can you go? Dive down the perilous Well, but don't hit rock bottom!
• Intuitive touch and tilt controls for instant pick-up-and-play fun.
• Bright, brilliant graphics, animation, backgrounds and effects.
• Awesome music and sound effects from Earcom.
• High scores and unlockable achievements via GameCenter.
• iPod Music Library support
See www.origin8.com/airbear for the video and more information!
"Part Doodle Jump, part Ragdoll Blaster, with a little bit of a Toy Story vibe thrown in for good measure, AirBear is, oddly enough, wholly original."
"AirBear jumps above the competition, and is the best bouncing upwards game in the App Store. The game has an outstanding design, and provides multiple gameplay modes and objectives to keep you coming back for more."
"Excellent graphics and sounds, intuitive game controls and unique and engaging gameplay with plenty of unlockables and bonus games - plus one of the cutest pandas I've seen - make this game a winner for kids and grownups alike. Extremely addictive!"
What's New in Version 2.0.0- GameCenter supported to replace the OpenFeint leaderboards & achievements.
- iOS 6 compatibility
- iAds advertising added