Scoops - Ice Cream Fun For Everyone Review

By , on July 1, 2009

Scoops - Build & Match Food Free
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3 out of 5


  • Simple and addictive.


  • Lack of content.


Scoops is simple, fun, and addictive. There's enough to the combo mechanics to involve some strategy, but mostly this is something you'll play when you have a few minutes to waste.

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Who hasn't thought of building an ice cream cone to the heavens? In Scoops, it's your goal to stack as many scoops of ice cream on top of your cone as you can, avoiding the nasty vegetables. Once you collect three vegetables, it's game over. How high can you go?

Controlling your tower of ice cream is handled by tilting the iPhone left and right. There's a level of finesse involved as you can wobble the ice cream, bounce a vegetable off the side, and grab another scoop on the other side of the screen. For every scoop you collect, your multiplier extends, granting you more and more points. The multiplier goes up even higher when you collect scoops of the same flavour (and goes down a little when you break the chain). Rainbow scoops continue chains, and star scoops give you another life.

The game is colourful and vibrant. As your cone extends skywards, you slowly pass Earth's orbit, reaching other planets in the solar system. The sounds are minimal, and the gasp whenever you make a near miss with a vegetable is amusing. There are no other modes, but you can post your high scores straght to Twitter.

Scoops is a quick, fun little time waster. It's easy gameplay and high score make you keep playing the game again, but there's not enough really there to justify the price.


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