Monster Island Review
- Great control scheme.
- Clever concepts are introduced slowly.
- Walkthrough and skip level options for those stuck.
- Most of the extras tied to in-app purchase.
Reminiscent of games like Angry Birds and Fragger, Monster Island shines as a serious contender in this genre.
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One has to wonder when the gameplay concept of flinging a creature across an oddly shaped level in order to destroy other creatures who are minding their own business becomes stale. It doesn't look like that scenario is upon us anytime soon however since Monster Island calls on the inspiration of Miniclip's earlier title Fragger to deliver a fun physics based flinger.
So it seems that there are some monsters enjoying the monster-y good life on their monster island. Then some monster thugs start creating havoc, so the monsters start lobbing mini monster bombs to clear their lands of these interlopers. Each level plays out as it's own mini puzzle. You are giving a certain amount of mini bombs to fling (a combination of five different varieties) and your goal is to clear the stage of these thugs. It might be as simple as rolling a mini bomb down a hill, or it might take some thinking, plugging holes with rock bombs, or attaching sticky bombs to moving surfaces to deliver the final blow.
The levels introduce new bombs and clever concepts involving physics slowly, and each level is never too difficult to figure out based on what has come before it. If you really are having a hard time however, you can view an in game video walkthrough of that level, or just skip it altogether. You start the game with a couple of these available, but more uses will have to be purchased in the game store. Each level has a three star rating system, and what star you acquire gives you a certain amount of coins. These coins can be used for purchases in the game store, or alternatively you can buy a large number of coins with real currency. As the additional islands and characters are all locked, you may find yourself spending more money on the game then you wanted to.
So with some great characters and animation, and a bucket full of content, Monster Island is a lot of fun. The concepts are introduced slowly and a lot of this use of physics puzzles is quite clever. The whole store concept is a little worrisome, but with so much content on offer, and the promise of more to come, it's understandable. For those who haven't tired of flinging physics based destruction, this is a must get.
DescriptionMonster thugs are on the loose harassing the inhabitants of the colorful world of Monster Island. Now, it's up to you and your arsenal of mini-monster bombs to get rid of this plague of unwanted visitors. Can you stand against such mischievous foes?
Unlock five different monster bombs, each with its own abilities: Rocko, Sticky, Xplode, Blui and the fearsome Don Tonator! Toss them at enemies over 3 worlds and 200 reactive puzzles which will dazzle you for many hours of unparalleled fun.
Change your character in the store to get new and cool looks.
• 315 levels over 5 different islands (and more to come!)
• Choose one of 16 unique heroes
• Amazing retina graphics
• Game Center Leaderboards and Achievements
• Game music, which automatically switches itself off at start when playing other music on your iPod/iPhone
• Interactive tutorial to learn how to play
Try also the free web version of Monster Island on our website:
What's New in Version 1.2.1Thank you for making Monster Island a success all around the world - your continued support will help us bring you new content often. And here it is, another Monster Island update, featuring:
• iOS 6 support
• iPhone 5 resolution support
• Many bug fixes
Thanks everyone for supporting Monster Island!
The Miniclip Team