Sailor Dog Review
- Simple, clever endless jump gameplay.
- Fun, origami-themed visual style.
- Dog jumps on swan, swan swims around, dog gets bone.
- Random spawns make some games much harder to score in than others.
If you're after something truly unique, at least visually speaking, Sailor Dog is definitely 'out there' and still manages to keep you entertained for a while.
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If you told me to try playing a game about a dog bouncing on the back of a swan in an origami-styled theme I'd have looked at you funny, then said 'yes', if only out of sheer curiosity. In Sailor Dog by Andreas Johansson you'll be bouncing around the ocean collecting balloon suspended bones while dodging catfish and other creatures out to sink your adventure.
The basic gameplay is not unlike a vertical endless jumper, with your dog bouncing off the swan's head and anything else he can land on. By chaining your jump on balloons and animals you can increase a bonus multiplier and various power-up suits can help you out by adding some offensive capabilities or giving your dog a brief moment of super-powered flight.
But what do I mean by origami-styled visuals? Well it's quite literally a 2D animated word that consists of creatures represented in their origami forms. It's a striking style and one that works surprisingly well, especially as the theme is continued to give the water a rippling effect and even a 'cut-out' moon joins in.
There's an online scoreboard to submit your best efforts and players can also see just how many balloons, fish and power-ups were collected to reach their top position. Sailor Dog is better than your average endless jumping title and definitely worth grabbing for younger audiences or anyone after a very unique casual gaming experience.
DescriptionSailor Dog is a fast paced jumping game where you aim for the highest score. Our indie development duo has made sure that you'll have tons of action packed fun in this uniquely styled adventure.
You will sail, bounce, fly and blast your way through the perils of the seas in the quest of becoming the ultimate Sailor Dog. Collect bones to build up your score & pick up powerups to help you defeat those who stand in your way! The further you sail, the harder it gets. Even the most experienced Buccaneers will have trouble avoiding the sharp shurikens of the Ninja Catfish!
Your eyes will feast on the crisp & vibrant graphical style based on origami, spiced up with a hint of comical cuteness - Graphics like no other. Retina Display Support is included!
Once you've conquered the Game Center leaderboards you can try your luck with our challenging Achievements! There are 17 Achievements in total - some will put your skills to the test,so do you have wit & endurance to be the best?
"...Sailor Dog is better than your average endless jumping title and definitely worth grabbing for younger audiences or anyone after a very unique casual gaming experience." 4/5 Stars - Andrew @ http://www.appspy.com/sailor-dog-review
FEATURE LIST FOR THE BUSIEST OF PEOPLE:
*** Not your standard Endless Jumping Game
*** Fast Paced Gameplay, which increases in difficulty
*** Suits kids and adults alike!
*** Retina display support
*** Innovative Graphic style
*** Game Center leaderboards
*** 17 Achievements
*** "..a very unique casual gaming experience."
We've put many hours to improve and make Sailor Dog a worthy purchase for you. We hope to improve and update our product with your feedback, so comments and ratings are whole heartedly appreciated! Thank you for checking out our puppy! :)
What's New in Version 2.0You ask for it, and we deliver: Retina Display support, Game Center integration, More sounds, In-game Ranking & Bigger multipliers! Sailor Dog just keeps getting bigger & better!
*** HIGH DEFINITION RETINA DISPLAY GRAPHICS ***
Enjoy the crisp & vibrant graphics of Sailor Dog in the highest resolution possible on the iPhone 4!
*** GAME CENTER INTEGRATION ***
With the new Game Center leaderboards the scores have been reset! Now's your chance to prove that you're the ultimate Sailor Dog and take the number one spot!
*** ACHIEVEMENTS ***
We've added not 1, not 2, but SEVENTEEN (17!!) brand new achievements for you to conquer! Can you "Catch a Ninja"? Is it possible to "Fly Me to the Moon"? You'll soon find out once you tackle these challenging & humorous achievements head on.
*** IN-GAME RANKING ***
Always wanted to see how many points until you reach the number 1 spot? Well now you can! We've added an updating ranking system to the in-game hud, so you can see your progress as you steadily climb the leaderboard charts.
*** NEED MORE? ***
Still not convinced? Well maybe these addons and improvements will sway you towards supporting our friendly 2 man team: Added new sound effects, tweaked the graphics of the HUD & Game Over screens, made some gameplay changes, added 2 more multipliers, removed unnecessary menu buttons, improved load time & fixed bugs from the earlier versions.