Tasty Tadpoles Review
- An immediate response to your taps makes floating around the level pretty fun.
- Relaxing music.
- Hidden unlocks and puzzle mode add a lot to the experience.
- Regular mode is a bit too easy.
- Long loading times for menus and retries.
A puzzle action game that offers fun movement and a plethora of content to get through.
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It's a tadpole eat tadpole world out there. Like most of nature, the big gobble up the small, but since we as gamers enjoy playing as the underdog overcoming the odds and surviving to reach our goal, sometimes being the small is a good thing. At least in gaming terms.
In Tasty Tadpoles you have to guide your little tadpole guy to the safety of the logs, while avoiding the larger tadpoles who will swallow you whole in a heartbeat. Along the way, there are three stars to collect (of course), but what makes this game shine through its simplistic premise is the ease of movement, and the joy of control it brings. Now you wouldn't think that a game where you tap on where you want to go would be worth exploring past the idea that it works, but there's a way in which the tadpole glides to its destination, and the immediacy of its travel that make whisking around the screen quite enjoyable.
Aside from avoiding the patterns of the green tadpoles, and the encroachment of the yellow tadpoles, there are bubbles that protect you, logs that have to be pushed out of the way, and lily pads to hide under. New chapters are locked behind star acquisition, but there are secret levels that are unlocked through more interesting means such as leading a yellow tadpole around for a specific time. Now the main game is quite simplistic, and the fun of movement may not be enough for some, so for those people, there is a puzzle mode as well. It's all the original levels, but you have a limit on how many moves you can use, plus you gain a golden lily pad for completing the level under par as it were. This adds more of a strategic focus to the game rather than just gliding all over the screen.
Accompanied by enjoyable music, this is an easy yet enjoyable puzzle action experience. There are plenty of levels to plough through, as well as both modes, the secret stages, and unlockable characters to boot. If you ever wanted to swim around as a tadpole, this game will certainly give you that chance.
Description4/4 (Must Have) "Tasty Tadpoles offers an enjoyable experience that should sate the hunger of most puzzle fans." - Slide to Play
4/5 "It's just a great game to kick back on the couch and play. While contemplating your cute little tadpole's path through the pond, you too will soon find yourself in an amphibian-induced trance." - TouchArcade
4.5/5 "Who knew being a tadpole was so much fun?" - Gamezebo
4/5 "There are plenty of levels to plough through, as well as both modes, the secret stages, and unlockable characters to boot." -Appspy
4/5 "The game has all the makings to be your next go to game with the smooth one touch controls, charming style, and continuous supply of new challenges." -Apple n Apps
Tasty Tadpoles is a deliciously addictive trial of survival, available now on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Tap your tenacious tadpole triumphantly through four puzzling ponds of peril.
You'll need fast fingers to flash past the fleet green tadpoles, a keen sense of cunning and craftiness to overcome the territorial yellow tadpoles along with tremendous timing and precision poking to swim under those tedious turtles. If push comes to shove you can always eliminate these eclectic enemies with the zap of an electric eel!
Delectably elegant controls crafted for touch devices
Prod frogs, poke turtles, nudge water beetles, hide in bubbles, swing open gateways, zap electric eels, spin into whirlpool portals + a feast of other features
4 puzzling ponds - garden, murky, amazon and toxic
100 luscious levels plus a mind-chewingly challenging 'puzzle mode'
4 scrumptious characters to unlock & 18 yummy challenges
Dive in to the adventurous world of Tasty Tadpoles today!
*please note iPad 1 is not supported.
What's New in Version 1.11MAJOR UPDATE!
New 'Toxic Pond' featuring 25 new levels, 2 new trophies and 4 new challenges.
Toxic ooze has been leaking into the ponds making our little tadpole friends go a bit ccCrazy! In this new level pack update to Tasty Tadpoles you’ll need to keep an eye out for the loopy 3 eyed "mutant" tadpoles. Dodge and use the exploding toxic-waste barrels… but be warned, if you get any of that toxic ooze on yourself things might feel a little backwards for a while!
Plus bug fix for resetting the new toxic pond and iPad bug where on level 4-2 tadpole goes out of screen.