Curvebot Evolved Review
- Great spin on an old game mechanic.
- Good presentation.
- Lots of content.
- Slow game pace may turn some gamers off.
Fans of Qix or those looking for a different style of game on their iphone should check Curvebot out.
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In 1981, Taito released Qix, a game where you have to cut shapes out of a level while avoiding enemies. Once a certain percentage of the level is filled in, you progress to the next one. Qix had many imitators over the years, including a huge array of adult titles using this mechanic, but now with Curvebot, we have essentially reverse Qix.
You start each level moving around the edge of a shape. By cutting through the shape, parts get lopped off, and when eighty percent or more is gone, the fierys in the level shoot off, and you get to hack a new shape to pieces. Things are made a little trickier by the drones that inhabit most levels. If they hit your tail, your cut is immediately invalidated, and if they hit you, your multiplier is lost. Yes, as you cut off pieces of the level, you are rewarded with boost balls that follow you like a tail. The longer your tail, the greater your score as you make cuts. Later on you also can earn coins that grant bonuses such as frozen drones, or a complete tail, making things more interesting.
The presentation is a solid effort. The shapes are fun and varied, and the bots and drones add charm. The music fits the gameplay, and at the end of each level you get to relive all your cuts on a small scale version of the shape, which is a really nice touch. There are ten worlds, including bonus levels, and a 5-star rating to be earned on each of them, so content is not an issue.
Curvebot is a well made game. It's a unique idea with good controls, great presentation, and a lot of content. Where it might lose people is the slower game pace. The challenge doesn't really kick in until the end of world 3, and even though it's fun playing around, seeing what kind of cuts you can make in a level, the novelty does wear off fast. Still for the price point, it's definitely worth a look.
DescriptionA UNIQUE 3D CUTTING GAME INSPIRED BY QIX BUT SO *SO* MUCH MORE....
100,000 Downloads and growing!
"Gaming App of the Day" - Kotaku
"It's rare to find a game that embraces such an enjoyable mechanic" - TouchArcade
"It’s got a lot of polish and it’s well-made" - SlideToPlay
"A highly playable game" - PocketGamer
"Curvebot will prove to be nothing short of refreshing. It looks great and is ideal for play-on-the-go" - TheSixthAxis
"It's a unique idea with good controls, great presentation, and a lot of content" - AppSpy
"If a pizza slicer was a robot, and had to come up with diabolical ways of carving things up, that slicer would be Curvebot" - EvilAvatar
Curvebot is a groovy, cunning, curvy drillin' bot on a mission to save his fiery friends from the dull, dreary drones.
Make cool CURVY cutouts of each world's unique shape.
See the 3D chunks fall away - curvy satisfaction! ♥
You're a winner when there is 20% or less remaining. Curvebot has to deal with 72 different world shapes from penguins to ghosts, lobsters to teddy bears and frogs to crocodiles!
Levels are spread over 12 animated worlds from rippling water, 70's dance floors to the mad crazy boss vortex.
At the end of each level sit back and watch how you carved up the world with the unique ACTION REPLAY.
Play in "Cunning" mode where you can tune your cutting instincts before Curvebot's power runs out.
☀ Great gameplay - Free your Fiery Friends and avoid the Drones.
☀ 2 Game intensity modes - "Casual" and "Cunning"
☀ Finely tuned multitouch gives you precise Curvebot control.
☀ Gorgeous 3D graphics - supports retina display and a super silky smooth 60 frames per second.
☀ Full built-in tutorial to keep the head-scratching to a minimum.
☀ 72 levels over 12 worlds - hours of fun & bags of variety (+ more levels on the way)
☀ 9 types of Drone to contend with - each with unique AI to challenge you.
☀ 7 types of "Clever Coin" - each with unique powers to help you in your quest.
☀ 10 bonus "Tail Challenges"
☀ 3 Special levels - for extra giggles!
☀ Action replay at the end of each level.
☀ Content suitable for all ages.
☀ Full Game Centre support with leaderboards and achievements.
☀ Supports iPod background music.
☀ Supports Auto Rotation.
☀ Super efficient 5Mb download size - won't take ages to download or waste your valuable memory!
☀ My *personal* technical support if you have Curvebot hassles.
Curvebot is a cracking game that's great fun to play. I've worked very hard all year to perfect this game and I really hope that you enjoy playing it.
What's New in Version 1.2.2Minor update to make sure everybody sees the entire game.
Remember; There are ☀☀72 Levels☀☀ in this game! - with tons of twists and turns along the way!
Also, The 1.3 Update is on its way soon with yet another 6 levels.