The Great Jitters: Pudding Panic Review
- Fleshed out real time train-track puzzles.
- Delightfully spooky environments.
- Smooth learning curve; new concepts added regularly.
- Limited replay value; level replays only required to progress.
Scared of haunted house rides? Don’t worry, helping out Jitters in Pudding Panic is fun and cathartic whether you love or hate the staple carnival ride.
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Unless it’s your first time, when you jump on to a ‘Haunted House’ ride at a carnival or fairground you know what you’re in for - usually a tightly packed rail-ride filled with cheap thrills and spooks where anticipation rather than genuine fear gets your blood pumping. Thankfully the experience is short-lived, but in Pudding Panic by kunst-stoff a poor thrill-seeking jelly is forced to live through a nightmare of 48 separate areas in the most poorly maintained ride ever.
You’ll need to prevent the ‘pudding’ under your charge from dying of fright by ensuring his ride is as smooth as possible by solving puzzles in real-time. Multiple tracks that wind and twist around each other are combined with ‘enemies’ out to spook the molded jello in your charge, however it’s in your power to modify the crossroads to redirect traffic, either avoiding danger or bringing him closer to other objectives like switches to continue his progress. Abilities can be activated by either collecting tokens or obliterating nasties from the track, though some puzzles will rely on utilizing various monsters to obliterate each other to proceed.
The dark and dingy environments of Pudding Panic are wonderfully spooky and varied over the course of the entire game, mixing things up with different perspectives and game modes to keep you on your toes. Later areas will require you to collect tickets in each level, so some backtracking may be in order, though once you’re at the end there’s no major incentives to come back for more.
Even still, overcoming every stage is a fun and unique challenge, making Pudding Panic an easy game to recommend to those after something a little out of the ordinary.
DescriptionFormer iPad Game of the week in several countries Winner of many awards and rated 5th Best iPhone Game of 2011 (metacritic.com)
Rated 6th Best iPhone Game of 2011 (skytechgeek.com) - "Pudding Panic seems to have created a genre that has never been seen before on the App Store." Appgamer
An Action Puzzle Game about a fearful blob of pudding in a spooky haunted house, scare monsters with freakish weapons and get to the exit as fast as you can!
Best Euro Indie Award - Dutch Game Awards (Nomination)
Best Mobile Game - German Game Developer Award 2011
Best Game Design - German Game Developer Award 2011 (Nomination)
Best Handheld Game - German Game Developer Award 2011 (Nomination)
Red Dot Design Award "Digital Games"
Tommi Award 2011
Pocket Gamer Gold Award
"A puzzler without comparison on iPhone… sweet like shock-o-late!"
Mobile XP Gold Award
“One of the best iOS games of its genre!”
“A stunning piece of art… a spectacular look and feel …The gameplay is unique and for this low price Pudding Panic is a great buy!”
An anxious pudding is trapped in a haunted house! Puzzle the pudding’s way to the exit and unravel tricky labyrinths. But beware! Scary monsters are waiting in the dark! Your only chance of survival is to scare the monsters back before the pudding quivers, shivers and faints from fear. Fight evil witches, rattling skeletons and rusty knights with an arsenal of crazy weapons! Collect coins to reload your weapons and valerian for your nerves! Are you clever and skilled enough to escape the labyrinth and to defeat the final enemies?
Test your courage in 48 suspenseful levels and dive into four beautiful 3D worlds! Many variations in gameplay and lots of creepy challenges will make your pulse rise and your adrenalin flow: Solve puzzles, play against the clock, escape the monsters and win treacherous races! A crazy game for players of any level, but only those with strong nerves!
Play the first ghost train game in realtime 3D!
A long-lasting nightmare: Hours of gameplay across 48 exciting levels!
Four fantastic 3D worlds with scary monsters, crazy weapons and creepy surprises
Many playing variations – new challenges in every level!
Madcap animations and sounds!
Keep your spirits up, your courage will be rewarded!
“Super fun to play! … this game is sure to have something to make you smile!”
„Pudding Panic will provide hours of entertainment if you love action, horror and rollercoaster rides!”
„Fun carnival haunted house vibe!”
“Pudding Panic is by far the best.”
“A very original game with fantastic graphics and an adorable main character… wonderfully spooky and amusing music and sound effects… a charming game to play!”
“A puzzle platformer with a very unique twist! … This campy horror spoof for strategy puzzle lovers will have you screaming in glee as you test your mind mettle against the speed of the game and the horrors within!”
“Pudding Panic seems to have created a genre that has never been seen before on the App Store… A pat on the back for whoever came up with such a crazy and outlandish idea!”