Woody Woodpecker Review
- Not at all what I was expecting loading up the game.
- Playing Chilly Willy and seeing a penguin fly.
- The theme song is just different enough to be off-putting.
- Not much variety between levels.
This is Tiny Wings as a multiplayer racing game. If you like Woody Woodpecker and this concept sounds amusing, give this a try.
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When loading up Woody Woodpecker initially, it turned out to be not what we were expecting. First it looked like it might be a cartoon themed platformer. Then the character selection screen comes up and it looks like a kart racer. Turns out that's not exactly right either. Basically this game is what would happen if you took Tiny Wings and turned it into a racing game, with each character from the Woody Woodpecker show vying for first position when they cross the finish line. An inventive use of a license to say the least.
Each character has three stats that change how they perform on the peaks and valleys of the tracks; speed, acceleration, and handling. Then when the race starts, you have access to a speed boost and a special move, which usually stuns the other racers if they get hit. These are on a timer, but funnily enough they seem to be more disastrous than helpful. Oh sure the speed boost can send you rocketing over the hills, and the attack is useful to get the jump on that rival right in front of you, but they mess up your flow, and any player who has spent anytime playing Tiny Wings can tell you your flow is critical for landing the perfect slide. In the time spent reviewing this game, more races were won without any use of either of these power ups than with using them. Make of that what you will.
And while a novel concept, the problem arises in the level design variety department. Aside from a background swap changing the scenery, there's not much you can do with the rolling hills that lay at the crux of how the game works. This is less an issue in multiplayer where the thrill of beating your opponent outweighs the same-ness of the level design, but perhaps something like floating islands as an alternate path could have brought more to the table.
So there you have it. Whether or not this game is worth your time and money is based on the concept and your love of Woody Woodpecker. Just as a final note, the theme song has been altered slightly and as a fan of the cartoons, it was a bit of a letdown as hearing the theme song at the menu screen was something to look forward to. At least Woody's trademark laugh stays intact.
DescriptionNumber 1 App in 6 countries!
It’s time for high flying mischief and crazy tricks with your favorite feathered friend! Join Woody Woodpecker and his pals as they race across green valleys and icy slopes. Speed past your opponents and grab first place by timing your touches just right.
Created by renowned cartoonist Walter Lanz, the unforgettable animated collection comes to life in this addictive and hilarious racing game that’s fun for all ages.
"Addictive, has plenty of replay value and lots of content to keep you going for the long term." — God is a Geek, 9/10
"...if you are looking for a roller coaster ride starring Woody Woodpecker then you won’t be disappointed." — The Smartphone App Review
"Woody Woodpecker’s appearance would be cool in a just about any iPhone or iPad game, this app included, because — well, he is Woody Woodpecker and people just love the little guy." — Crazy Mike's Apps
"Woody Woodpecker is worth the price of admission, and you’ll get a hearty laugh out of it." — Apple N Apps
• RIDE THOSE HILLS
Choose from any of the five famous Woody Woodpecker characters and ride those slopes. Use the super simple one-touch mechanic to gain momentum on the down slope and fly out like a rocket on the other side!
• FAMOUS FACES
All of your favorite characters are here - Woody Woodpecker, Chilly Willy, Winnie Woodpecker, Miss Meanie, and Buzz Buzzard! Each has their own special characteristics including acceleration, top speed and even a special power-up.
• THE RACE IS ON
Take your skills online and race against people from all over the world using the quick and easy Wi-Fi based multi-player mode.
For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com
What's New in Version 1.1Brand new KNOCKOUT MODE
• Knockout mode features a 4 stage race where at the end of each stage the last racer is eliminated.
• Three knockout races across the Golf, Arctic and Circus worlds, it's knockout fun for everyone!