Wonderputt iPad Review
- Utterly gorgeous presentation; clean, crisp, vibrant - it's one part reference diagram, one part children's novel, and all of it is fun.
- Unlockable Wonder mode provides some amount of lasting challenge.
- Controls unsuited to the tiny isometric levels; very easy to mess up the alignment of a shot, especially when aiming in a South-East direction.
Short, sweet and fun - Wonderputt feels like a fantasy trip to your favorite mini-golf course, complete with aliens and a few impossible structures to conquer.
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What do you get when you combine a funky, vibrant isometric stage with toads, submarines, volcanoes, and Stonehenge? The answer, cryptically, is the world of Wonderputt by Damp Gnat. It's in this world that you'll attempt to slingshot a ball in to a hole, hopefully picking up points along the way, but more importantly hopefully to have fun.
Playing the game couldn't be easier as you hold down on the ball and drag away from it, slingshot-style, letting go once you're happy with your aim and power. It's not perfect, especially given the rather tiny areas that are sectioned off to putt on, but the game is ready to hold out a helping hand as most areas provide a spot that can stop the ball (or move it to a new section of the screen).
Much like your favorite mini-golf course, Wonderputt is full of delightful gadgets and hazards to navigate around, with some requiring a bit of puzzle solving, good timing and in one case, just enough power to skim across the surface of a lake. Every time you sink the ball you're rewarded with an animated sequence setting up the new hole, occasionally revealing new areas of the same screen as you go.
Wonderputt is a small offering - one that's easily played through in a single sitting - though completing the game once will unlock the Wonder mode where you'll attempt to complete the rainbow for bonus points. This provides some replay value, but it's worth grabbing Wonderputt even if you only complete it once for the novel artwork and gameplay.
DescriptionIn Wonderputt, you find yourself in a dream-like world filled with impossible perspectives, friendly animals, and incredible inventions. There's only one thing to do in a situation like this: golf! As you carefully sink the ball into each hole, the course comes to life, shifting and changing to prepare the next. Get a lift from a helpful whale, be abducted by aliens, and ride an iron girder suspended high in the sky. Nothing is too wondrous for this wild course!
Just when you think you've got it all mastered, a new challenge awaits! Simply getting the ball to the hole isn't enough if you want to get the best possible score. Plan carefully, aim precisely, and take advantage of every trick in the book. With plenty of crafty achievements to unlock, you've got your work cut out for you. Worry not: there's a practice mode that will let you hone your skills or simply enjoy a relaxing round or two on your favorite holes. Happy putting!
Amazing Visuals: Watch as this marvelous course moves, changes, and rearranges as you make your way through it.
Ingenious Transformations: Deal with sudden weather changes, get a boost from some friendly animals, and make use of wacky machines to reach each hole in as few shots as possible!
Maximize Your Score: Take as few shots as possible to earn a big score. Keep on playing to find new ways to climb even higher!
Challenging Achievements: Can you accomplish them all? You'll have to play creatively to find them!
Practice Mode: Choose your favorite hole and give it a go. Whether it's to sharpen your skills or just to have some relaxing fun, it's up to you!
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