Clumsy Bob Review
- Fun and slightly manic art style.
- Dynamic background music.
- Fun power-ups that have good and bad aspects.
- Responsive controls.
- Very luck oriented gameplay; poor power-up or enemy placement can result in very long or very short runs.
Clumsy Bob is a decent endless title, but with little else to do it's counting on you not already being burnt out by the consistent stream of other horizontal runners.
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Clumsy Bob by Flygames and Clickgamer takes a somewhat odd approach to the 'endless' gameplay style by turning the Doodle Jump gameplay on its side, forcing the titular character Bob to constantly bounce on clouds while collecting bonuses to increase the final score.
All you'll need is a steady hand and a bit of spare time as you tilt your iDevice to control the momentum of your cartoonish elephant on his journey. Various enemies must be avoided to prevent being consumed whole and other hazards ranging from exploding clouds to spikes are also out to end your run. One thing that sets Clumsy Bob apart from other endless titles is the risk inherent to the so-called 'power-ups', with each one having a distinct downside to them that can just as easily cause you to fail instead of adding to your final score. In particular, the ever-present 'rocket' will shoot you along the screen speedily, but you'll have to tilt to avoid new aerial enemies that will knock you out of the air.
Stylistically, Clumsy Bob is quite over the top with its manic cheery visuals and upbeat background music that smoothly shifts as you progress (or fail). Playing the game is almost tantamount to experiencing a waking fever-dream of bizarre proportions, but the lighthearted style serves the game well as you hit the replay button almost reflexively to save the cheery elephant from his dismal fate.
The usual integration with Crystal provides players with constant high score and achievement updates, adding to the game's replayability, but ultimately Clumsy Bob is another endless title to throw on to the pile; albeit an extremely amusing one. If you don't already own a handful of endless titles and you're after something different from the usual crop, Clumsy Bob will gladly fill that time-waster role on your iDevice.
DescriptionClumsy Bob - It's the non-stop cloud hop!!!
He’s an elephant called Bob, he’s clumsy, and he’s about to set off on an adventure around the world. Bounce Bob across amazing environments as far as you can!
"What Clumsy Bob gets very right is the control. Usually dealing with an accelerometer-controlled game results in cursing that you can’t really tell if you’ve tilted too far or too little. Somehow Clumsy Bob has this control scheme nailed tight, with absolutely effortless control." — Gamezebo
"…it's sure to live up to the standards raised by Chillingo's other titles." — Destructoid
"The latest highly addictive iPhone game features a big, colorful elephant named Clumsy Bob, who’s about to set off on an adventure around the world." — Cult of Mac's "This Week's Must-Have iOS Games"
"Clumsy Bob is a really enjoyable little game. It’s also the kind of game that you’ll find yourself playing for what feels like 5 minutes when it’s actually an hour or more. Praise indeed." — 148Apps
SIMPLE AND FUN
The game play couldn’t be easier. Simply tilt your device to get Bob moving. Bounce along the screen for as far as you can and rack up the highest score. Bounce on clouds and be careful not to fall as there are fewer and fewer objects to hit!
POWER UPS AND BONUSES
Collect special items as you bounce across the screen. Golden coins give you 500 points; rockets send you screaming across the sky, hover with a polka dot umbrella or bounce way up in the air on a giant spring! You will need to use all the power ups to get the best score, but use them wisely-and look out for that pesky hedgehog who always tries to crash into your rocket!
WATCH YOUR STEP
Not everything is pleasant when bouncing along the blue sky and Bob isn’t the most careful of elephants. Try not to land on the nasty rats and snakes that will eat you whole! Be careful, too, of falling anvils, heavy iron weights and spiky cacti!
HOW HIGH CAN YOU SCORE?
The longer you bounce, the higher the score. Collect power-ups and bounce more often to get a bigger score. You can either take it slow and steady or tilt all the way and try the speedy approach. It’s up to you! With infinite gameplay to be had, there will ALWAYS be a score to beat.
INTEGRATED LEADERBOARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Go head to head with your friends and see who can post the highest score. Unlock achievements and become the top Clumsy Bob player around!
What's New in Version 1.1- Game Center leaderboards and achievements added
- Russian language added
- Minor bug fixes