Fox Vs Duck Review
- Elegant presentation.
- Simple gameplay.
- Having a duck get killed is a horrible feeling.
- Control sensitivity needs tweaking.
Fox Vs Duck is a relaxing, simple game that will elicit both joy and horror. The fate of the ducklings is in your hands.
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Fresh off the heels of MiniSquadron, developer Mr.FungFung has released Fox vs. Duck. Instead of a plane, you play a paddling of ducklings. A hungry fox is circling your pond and you need to escape before the fish swimming around starts to get hungry. How many ducks can you save within the time limit?
Control is entirely tilt based. Each new duck appears in the middle of the pond and the calibration is then reset. The controls work but there are sensitivity issues. As the game progresses, more rocks and lily pads appear to block your path, but sometimes so do pellets, which give you extra time, speed, or a 1up.
The presentation is what makes this game stand out. A grayscale palette is used to good effect, with the characters themselves being made of simple shapes, and a red pool smearing the landscape when a duckling is killed. The sound and music is very serene and the presentation as a whole emits a zen like quality. The game contains two modes, survival and challenge, with access to OpenFeint leaderboards.
Fox Vs Duck is a very minimalist approach to game design. It's a very simple game with a clean art style and calming music, that can be fun to play once you get going. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but it shows that Mr.FungFung can diversify quite substantially while still making good games.
DescriptionFox Vs Duck is a beautiful and original micro-game for iPhone and iPod Touch.
Use the tilt sensor to lead your Ducks to safety whilst avoiding the hungry Fox - you'll need all your skill and cunning to survive!
Experience addictive, hypnotic gameplay in a stunningly elegant zen environment.
How many can you save?
"If you are a fan of games like Doodle Jump, where you play quick rounds to compete against social scoreboards then this game will grab your attention." -
"It is independent developers as much as big companies that are driving mobile gaming forwards, and Fox Vs Duck is a great example of the sort of innovative, affordable titles these one-man bands are producing." - 4/5 The Times.
Fox vs Duck is playable for free, with some sections and features available only to subscribers of GameClub Pro, an optional auto-renewing monthly subscription which also removes ads. Besides the GameClub Pro subscription, there are no other in-app purchases in this game.
If you choose to purchase the optional subscription:
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. No charge will be made for the free trial period.
- Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior of the current period, at the cost indicated.
- You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your App Store account settings after purchase.
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
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