Feed Al: A Finger Physics Odyssey Review
- Publisher: PressOK Entertainment
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 2 Dec, 2010
- Size: 10.8 MB
- Price: $0.99
- 'Endless' physics puzzle gameplay.
- Unique power-ups to explore.
- Pick up and play style.
- Semi-dependancy on PlacePlay system for higher scores; harder for offline players.
Feed Al extends the Finger Physics franchise in a new direction with its endless gameplay and PlacePlay system to make competing against friends and locals a fun experience.
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While I may love puzzle titles, one problem that seems to plague them is that they end. It may sound trite, but when you're really absorbed in a puzzle it can be a disappointment to know that you have nothing left to do. Feed Al: A Finger Physics Odyssey by PressOK Entertainment attempts to pair their popular Finger Physics franchise with an 'endless' puzzle system that evolves to not only challenge your lateral-thinking skills, but to give you a near unique challenge on every playthrough.
Much like the previous titles in the series, Feed Al requires players to shift objects in order to move a 'collector' around the stage, absorbing stars and activating switches as it passes. Various platforms can also affect the collector in different ways, either helping it to bounce around or smashing to pieces with a simple tap, but power-ups purchased with points earned can also help players to get past particularly challenging arrangements. It's frustrating that each piece you can use is only handed out one at a time, but positions aren't locked in until you start the ball rolling, so it's more of a minor nuisance when attempting to work out a solution.
FourSquare integration also allows you to play against other Feed Al players signed in to local hotspots, further reinforcing the high-score system by rewarding players with bonus points for submitting and being the best player of the hour, day, location and so on.
All of this is packaged with bright and colorful visuals that are easy to follow while you try to prevent the catchy background tune from getting stuck in your head after a long session. Feed Al: A Finger Physics Odyssey does a great job of sucking players in and fans of physics titles may get a kick out its almost endless gameplay.
DescriptionYou can Feed Al for FREE this weekend. Do it now!
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Reviews Are In!
4/5 Stars by 148Apps.com
"Feed Al is really good fun. It offers a quirky appearance with a great leaderboard concept within PlacePlay, as well as satisfying puzzles to complete. It’s really worth a look. It’s almost certainly going to hook you."
4/5 Stars by AppSpy.com
"Verdict: Feed Al extends the Finger Physics franchise in a new direction with its endless gameplay and PlacePlay system to make competing against friends and locals a fun experience."
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Dear Person Who Wants to Feed Al,
Hi - I'm Al Newton. Al is writing you from my spaceship hoping that you can help me: the thing is Al’s out of food up here and he's HUNGRY! Don’t worry though, Al doesn’t eat human food, Al eats stars – and your planet seems to have a plethora of them, so Al needs your help collecting as many stars a possible (an Alien’s got to eat!).
Will you please help Feed Al?? Yes, Al Netwon refers to himself in the 3rd person - stop asking so many questions, sheesh.
Feeding Al is pretty straightforward: Al invented a Collector device thingamajobby and has kindly provided it to you to use (Al's nice like that). Just guide the Collector through your world, grabbing as many stars as possible while avoiding crazy blocks, wonky obstacles and bouncing out into the galaxy! The Collector can’t survive out in the galaxy.
The folks at PressOK Entertainment even created an awesome new system called PlacePlay that helps you buy Boosts which help you collect even MORE stars. Has Al Newton told you that he loves stars? When you get stuck on a level, you can use a Boost to help you smash a block, blast through objects, shatter glass, unlock a level and much much more! You earn points to buy boosts every time you play, so keep playing to Feed Al!
PlacePlay also lets you post your high score to your local leader board, like at a coffee shop, restaurant or bus stop! That way, you Earthlings can compete to see who can Feed Al the most! What a fun game!
Why else would you want to Feed Al? That’s a great question, thank you for asking:
- Because you feeding Al is fun! (and delicious)
- Feed Al changes every time you play it, so feeding Al is always a never ending challenge
- PlacePlay lets you compete with your friends and neighbors to see who is best at feeding Al. When you are the best, you get more boosts. Admittedly, Al Newton love this, because more boosts means more food! Yummmmm.
- Feed Al will be updated regularly with more content and more ways to Feed Al! Al Newton approves of this message.
- Well, if you don’t Feed Al, Al will destroy your planet. Just kidding, Al’s a fictional video game character – or is he?
So, please take those non-green fingers of yours and click “Install” in the top corner there and start collecting stars to Feed Al!
Al Newton thanks you for reading this letter and looks forward to you feeding him stars.
Your hungry alien friend who may or may not destroy your planet, but probably not, if YOU don't FEED AL - Al Newton
P.S. If you would like to stay up to date on all things PressOK Entertainment and Feed Al, Al Newton suggests you follow them on Twitter @press_ok, or become a fan on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/pressokentertainment
What's New in Version 1.1.2- Rewards are now available to all players, even if you do not participate in PlacePlay. But those who do receive a lot more bonuses!
- Bug fixes