Captain Antarctica Review
- Charmingly catchy music and cute visuals; keeps you in a cheery mood.
- Pick-up and play style; rewards perfection without penalizing those of lower skill levels.
- Plenty of unlockable 'jetpacks' to give you some replay incentive.
- Endless mode not yet available.
Captain Antarctica is an up-beat casual title that plays with common 'endless' concepts and gives it a level-based treatment instead; while not as addictive, you'll come back for more just to hear it's catchy tune again.
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Taking the name at face-value, I had no idea what to expect from FDG Entertainment's latest acquisition, Captain Antarctica. A shield-slinging polar bear did flash across my mind momentarily, but the reality was just as amusing and if you'll forgive me for saying so, incredibly cute too.
There are villainous foes to defeat in the depths of the sea and it's your job as an avenging penguin to strap on a rocket, eat as many fish as you can to power it up and turn yourself in to a living projectile as you collide in to them at the end of the stage. Not only are the fish fuel, but they're also a currency used to upgrade your rocket, power-ups and purchase additional gadgets to make subsequent stages easier to complete.
Your penguin careens down the screen and is controlled by tilting back and forth - no other input is required, so it's an easy game to pick up. Each stage features a series of hazards, be they mechanized sea-life, bombs or the level itself, though secret passage ways, and power-ups can help to make life easier. Initially you'll only have two chances to take damage, but fish can be spent on more 'hearts', giving you more of a chance to survive till the end of the level.
Strangely, the game lacks the expected 'endless' variation common to games of this style, though it is teased after the final level. For now you have six wonderfully cartoony level to explore and a background tune that is guaranteed to get stuck in your head after the very first level.
Captain Antartica is a short, but wonderfully addictive casual title that's perfect for younger audiences and those young at heart after a cute distraction.
DescriptionTHIS PENGUIN IS READY TO MAKE SUSHI OF HIS ENEMIES
• CAPTAIN ANTARCTICA GOES FULL THROTTLE
How far would you go to rescue your kidnapped wife and children? Would you team up with a crazy inventor and ride an experimental fish-powered jet scuba suit?! Would you boldly go where no penguin has gone before? YES, we hear – and that’s the spirit! Join Captain Antarctica on a breakneck mission and help him to overcome tons of devious enemies and obstacles. Destroy massive bosses and save your family and friends.
• ENTER THE DEEPEST CORNERS OF THE OCEAN
While you go deeper and deeper, make use of every crazy invention you can get! Inventor Ed has prepared powerful flashlights to overcome darkness; fish magnet add-ons, energy containers and some of the wackiest gadgets since the invention of fruit slicing. How about melon and cherry powered jet scuba suit?! Yeah...We have all that stuff.
✓ HD Graphics
Experience jaw dropping 2D art, carefully brought to perfection. Supports the new Retina Display!
✓ 2 Control Options
Choose between intuitive tilt and precise touch controls.
✓ Hilarious Bonus Comics
Follow Captain Antarctica’s adventure closely, while he solves the mysteries of kidnapped penguins.
✓ 6 Unique Locations and Settings
Discover the depths of the ocean with all of their diversity and secrets.
✓ Massive Bosses
Fight huge bosses and show them what penguins are made of.
✓ Dozens of Whacky Inventions
Make use of Ed's inventions to rescue your family.
✓ Worldwide Leaderboards
Compete with your friends via Game Center.
✓ Game Center Achievements
Unlock tons of achievements to get even more rewards and items.
What's New in Version 1.5New in Version 1.5:
- Endless run:
Chase Vlad in the all new endless mode and take back the stolen pinguin eggs.
- Character Customization:
Ever wanted to know how Cap would look with a bow tie? Now you can with the all new Cosemetik items!
- Iphone 5 Support:
Finally Captain Antarctica can be played full screen on the new Iphone and iPod 5.
-Tons of new Powerups and Weapons:
Lock and Load! Try out the new powerups and crazy new weapons Cap has at his disposal.