Wake the Cat Review
- Small little levels with fun physics.
- Un-intrusive IAP.
- The physics engine can act quite randomly.
Despite its cutesy exterior, Wake the Cat is a small scale physics playground that features some head scratchers, which may or may not be attributed to the engine itself.
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See the cat. See the cat dream of yarn. Let's make the cat's dreams come true! See the yarn? Roll the yarn. Roll the yarn towards the cat. Don't let those hyper-dimensional portal slippers or gravitational fields get in the way. Let's make the cat's dreams come true!
If our intro hasn't given it away, Wake the Cat is both a simple concept and a perplexing one. Each level consists of a small overhead view of a portion of the house, and of course the object is to roll the yarn towards the cat. What follows is sort of a physics playground. There are trains. The blue ones can be interacted with and moved, the red ones cannot be (and this color coding holds true for other objects in the game world). These trains either need to be out of the way, or in some instances they are used to push the yarn forward. There are portal slippers, where rolling the yarn into one slipper will cause it to roll out of another. There are fans to push the yarn along, pipes to roll the yarn through, and gravitational fields that both attract and deflect anything in their range.
The term playground is apt not only due to the combination of these objects to create puzzles but how sometimes the physics engine can lead the yarn astray unexpectedly, especially where the gravitational fields are concerned. Most of the levels are tightly designed enough so that this isn't a problem (or it is just a freak occurrence), but if you're stuck on some of the more devious puzzles, it becomes more apparent. Luckily there are hints available (either for purchase or a free one per hour) and along with the ability to pay to unlock all the levels, the In-App Purchases are not intrusive whatsoever.
And the cat and its world have this cute hyper real look to them. Everything looks like its real life counterpart, but has a more playful visual edge to it. Of course the visuals are more likely to appeal to those that fawn over the cute kitty, but anyone who enjoys a physics puzzle game should feel at home here. It kind of is like a less abstract, more reigned in version of The Incredible Machine... and yes, hyper-dimensional portal slippers can be considered less abstract, but only in this case.
DescriptionPlay with physics and gravity in this dreamy puzzler!
"With its ridiculously cute exterior and an intelligent selection of puzzles, it should satisfy anyone looking for a quick puzzle fix." — 148Apps, 4/5
"It’s fairly difficult to find much fault with Wake The Cat." — Pixel Bedlam, 8/10
Wake a kitten from her endless slumber and dreams of fish by experimenting with meticulously designed contraptions. Fling the yarn across the room and use toy trains, portal slippers, fans and more to help guide the yarn to the dozy cat.
Fling a ball of yarn across the floor and use trains, slippers, fans, and other tools to make sure the ball reaches the slumbering kitten. Manipulate pipes and use UFO toys to play with gravity in this cute and adorable physics puzzler.
From hall to kitchen, playroom to storeroom, explore every nook and cranny of Grandma’s house with over 90 puzzles to complete and try to earn all 270 stars. Even more levels coming soon.
Cute, cuddly, and full of charm, Wake the Cat is fun for the whole family with easy to understand gameplay, well-paced puzzles, and impressive 3D visuals.
• 90 levels of puzzles with new levels on the way
• Simple touch controls – aim the yarn, tap to control objects
• Cute and adorable 3D visuals and music
• Fun for all ages
• UNIVERSAL: Works on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
This game features non-compulsory In-App Purchases. If you do not wish to use this feature please disable In-App Purchases in your device settings.
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What's New in Version 1.20Wake the Cat has been updated with even more levels!
• The sleepy kitty has found her way into the Attic for a snooze—wake the cat in 15 brand new puzzling levels.
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