Burger Cat Review
- Smooth animations and clean design; easy to keep track of Burger Cat and all of his actions.
- Clever combinations of hazards to stretch the use of tools.
- Interface lacks obvious features such as the ability to undo actions / placement grids / etc.
- No real sense of progression; same environment over and over / no rewards for efficient usage of tools.
Burger Cat doesn't feel as tight as Ravenous Games' previous releases, and while it still provides some moments of puzzling fun, they're hampered by the game's limited interface.
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Releasing any new title after the insanely successful League of Evil games was always going to be a difficult thing for Ravenous Games to pull off. Some would find their solution in refining what has come before, but in an act of almost complete defiance of the platforming titles that have come before, Burger Cat demands more from your brain than your reactions.
At its core, the game feels much like a traditional puzzle-platformer, removing the player's direct control of Burger Cat and instead placing them in charge of various tools designed to overcome hazards. The core kit will allow you to create and destroy blocks, while also adding springs and decoys to change Burger Cat's direction - as you progress, more tools unlock and add to the complexity of subsequent levels.
Unfortunately the 'hands off' approach feels very stiff and restrictive in how you approach each stage. There's no way to immediately undo any of your actions, forcing the player to restart the stage entirely after making any errors. This is surprisingly common to encounter as there's no placement grid or confirmation before a tap is registered.
Adorable as Burger Cat may be, it's all too easy to lose a sense of achievement in solving one of its 60 currently available stages as you'll have 'solved' the puzzle, only to be defeated by the dreaded miss-tap.
Although clever at times, Burger Cat feels unpolished thanks to these interface issues as well as a lacking sense of reward in completing the puzzles, even if you do so without all the tools required. For now, this is hard one to recommend for anyone but hardcore puzzle-fans looking to scratch their brain-teasing itch.
DescriptionBurger Cat is a puzzle game requiring you to use logic and skill to solve each level. Help Burger Cat reach his delicious destination.
During a normal BBQ a catastrophic event sent Burger Cat's burgers all over 85 levels! Hungry and wanting to nom these delicious cheezeburgers; you will use your tools to navigate through the levels. Your mission is to retrieve the burger in each level while overcoming obstacles that are trying to prevent you from enjoying that delicious meal! Each level requires logic and skill to solve. You can place and remove blocks of the level, as well as using things like: trampolines, umbrellas, decoys and other items to help you on your mission.
Burger Cat is hungry and needs your help to om nom nom those cheezeburgers!
- 85 levels
- Various tools (magic wand, pickaxe, dynamite, decoys, etc.)
- Undo feature
- iCloud save game support
- Retina graphics for iPhone and new iPad
- GameCenter achievements
What's New in Version 1.2Thank you everyone for playing Burger Cat. We are glad to hear that everyone seems to be enjoying it and the most requested feature has been an undo button and more levels for the game.
This update contains that new undo feature and also an additional 25 levels in a new world!
Thanks again everyone and keep recommending Burger Cat to your friends and family!