Crazy Escape Review
- Simple yet addictive gameplay.
- Sometimes you plan a route, sometimes things happen on the fly.
- The sound effects get annoying quickly.
- Penguins can't drive cars!
An odd concept based around a simple gesture that keeps adding new gameplay elements. This is the blueprint for a successful iPhone game and most should enjoy what Crazy Escape has to offer.
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Wolves like to eat sheep. From folk tales to Warner Bros. Cartoons, this has been popularized through western culture. One thing that has been omitted from these tales however is the Penguins that drive up in jeeps to rescue the sheep from their lupine oppressors. That is the basis of Crazy Escape. You control these jeep driving penguins. Can you rescue the sheep, capture all three stars and do so while using as little petrol as possible? It can certainly be a challenge.
Gameplay is as simple as drawing a line on screen. Each level has sections where the road can start or end. You can take as much time as you like to plan your route but once you start drawing, you must commit to the road you're creating, while grabbing all the sheep, and hopefully all the stars. This becomes more problematic as the head wolf starts chasing after your jeep, and that he often drags a sheep behind him, so you have to start doubling back on your route. It's little additions like this every so many levels that keep the game interesting, especially when the basic goal is so simple. Trophies are awarded upon level's end depending on how much road you've drawn (less is more in this case), with missed stars detracting from the ever elusive gold.
The game features a very crisp, colorful, and cartoony art style with everything simply presented and easily recognized. The menu music is pleasant and folksy, and the ambient sound effects during the levels are well done, but the cheers upon level completion start grating after the first couple stages.
With over ninety levels plus bonus stages combined with the byte sized content of each one, what we have here is a game that can be played with a minute to spare, that will last you more than your money's worth. Crazy Escape is simple, clever, and fun, and should merit a try from iPhone gamers.
Description"I found this game to be extremely fun. For only a buck, there’s really no excuse to not download this one." - Touch Arcade
"Crazy Escape’s cartoon style graphics suit the game perfectly and add humor. It’s hard not to laugh as the sheep are dragged mercilessly behind the jeep." - 148Apps 4/5
"Crazy Escape is simple, clever, and fun, and should merit a try from iPhone gamers." - AppSpy 4/5
"Why no one else may have thought of this kind of gameplay yet?" - CheatMasters
CUTLET AND MISHMASH: PENGUINS TO THE RESCUE!
A terrible thing has happened: the innocent, defenseless sheep have been captured by the greedy wolves for their next banquet. Cutlet and Mishmash, lifelong friends of the sheep, hear their bleats for help and jump into their trusty 4x4(*).
Only our heroes can save the day and rescue the sheep from the clutches of the wolves and from their date as dinner. Afraid of nothing, the penguins drive fearlessly into the wolves den ready to liberate their dear, old friends...
PUZZLE-ACTION AT ITS FINEST
Your task is to help the penguins by drawing the road they’ll take to rescue the sheep. The precision and the speed you use to trace the route will determine if Cutlet and Mishmash are successful or if the sheep will meet their untimely demise. Go too fast or swerve too quickly and the penguins will lose control of their car and crash. Go too slow and the leader of the wolves, hot on the heels of our heroes, will capture them and add them to the menu! To win the coveted gold medal however you’ll have to figure out how to complete the rescue with the shortest route!
With over 90 thrilling levels set over different terrains, you’ll be challenged to outmaneuver the well-organized defenses of the wolves while experiencing heart-racing excitement as their leader races after you in hot pursuit.
The chase is on!
A game of teasing puzzles and exhilarating action! Only you can save the sheep with a crazy escape!
(*) low carbon emissions with less than 100g of CO2 per mega-pixel.
PLEASE NOTE: this game does not support the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2