To-Fu 2 Review
- Relaxing soundtrack.
- Levels that can be completed in one turn make you feel great when you can pull things off.
- Many levels have hazards off-screen leading to death.
- Aiming is too imprecise.
- Gems and turn medals feel like time wasters.
While a sequel to a game with a great premise, Tofu-2 offers nothing much in the way of new gameplay, and the imprecise aiming and frustration of some levels make this title lack widespread appeal.
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How far can you stretch a premise? That was a joke. You see in To-fu 2, you play a block of tofu who stretches to ping his way onto walls in search of the ever elusive kitty fortune cookie.
For those who played the original game, not too much has changed. You use your finger to stretch the tofu in the direction you want him to fly, and he'll stick to the corresponding piece of wood. Obviously spikes will kill him, but there's metal which he will ricochet off, glass he'll slide down, and switches that cause other things in the level to happen. If you stretch and hold for a while, the tofu will power up, which speeds up his travel along with the ability to crash through small wooden barriers.
Along with the fortune cookie, medals are awarded for completing the level in a requisite number of turns and collecting all the orbs, though a lot of the time these seem like additions to stretch out the re playability of the game rather than adding extra fun and challenge... and yes that was a joke too.
Visually the game looks like the first, which is not a bad thing at all. Everything is easily recognizable but often you'll find the level extends far past your visual range, and while you can drag the level around to scope things out, it seems most of the time you're firing blind. The music is tranquil and never gets tiresome as you're flinging yourself around levels with abandon.
To-fu 2 has a solid premise and fans of the first game will definitely want to pick this up. The problem lies in that there seems to be a lack of precision in regards to where your block of tofu is going to land, and constant trial and error, or missing that last orb in a row by a millimeter leads to more frustration than fun.
DescriptionRunner up Apple Game of the Year 2011
Any In-App Purchase will remove all adverts
Introducing To-Fu 2, the sequel to the popular iOS hit, To-Fu: The Trials of Chi.
Reunite with To-Fu and harness the power of Chi! Get ready to smash through objects with the all-new Super Ping move and be prepared for many new obstacles and challenges. Ping around corners with 45 degree blocks & ricochet off rebound blocks across 220 all-new, brain-bending levels.
The newly added Time Trial mode tasks you with collecting as much Chi as you can within the time limit, and when you're done, ping your scores to Game Center for extra bragging rights!
To-Fu 2 also features a brand new store than enables you to purchase extravagant costumes for your favourite soy hero and many other helpful goodies.
To-Fu's back, and he's stretchier than ever!
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What's New in Version 2.5.0• Fixed a bug in level 180 (Thanks for the feedback)
• Banner adverts now removed!
• Fixed some Game Center orientation issues
• Fixed wrong screen resolution for some iPad's