Harry the Fairy Review
- Publisher: EA Chillingo
- Genre: Puzzle
- Released: 15 Mar, 2012
- Size: 29.0 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Really tight tilt controls.
- A very odd world full of radioactive keys to open doors and all kinds of industrial machinery.
- Relaxing music.
- A little slow paced for some.
Mostly aimed for younger players with its cute and expressive protagonist, Harry the Fairy will amuse with tight tilt controls and the relaxing, floaty feel of its gameplay.
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Nature vs industry has been a very common theme in many stories across many mediums, but somehow it gains even more emphasis when there's no setup, and only through playing the game and witnessing what is going on, does a theme begin to form.
Harry the Fairy spends each level flying around a cavern trying to free one of his fairy friends who has been captured. Along the way there are stars to collect, hazards to avoid, and small puzzles to overcome. Harry is controlled completely by tilting the iPhone (which the game recommends, with a recommendation of an included virtual joystick if you have the iPad version). The tilt controls are very precise and you'll never have a problem navigating around the cavern depths.
In your way are drills, pistons, rotating saw blades, and all manner of contraptions such as fans that whisk you away, and doors that can only be open with a small radioactive ball. Leading these glowing orbs towards the doors constitutes the majority of the game's puzzles, with antenna being moved to guide the balls down a new path, or the pistons shooting them across a level.
Harry himself is amusing and expressive, and the backgrounds exude a certain charm. The music relaxes, and some of the ambient sounds like the waterfall complete the effect. Now this game is probably meant for younger players, but with controls such as these and some clever uses of machinery, older players will probably gain some enjoyment out of this title as well.
DescriptionFeatured on the iPhone Quality Index!
"...there’s no denying how enjoyable Harry the Fairy is to play, listen to and look at." — 148Apps, 4/5
"...its gameplay is extremely fun and unique." — App-Score, 8/10
"...with the catchy music, the high quality graphics, and the myriad of achievements to earn, this is a game that is worth downloading." — AppAdvice
"I hope to see more games like Harry the Fairy in the coming months." — Family Friendly Gaming, 86/100
"...Harry the Fairy will amuse with tight tilt controls and the relaxing, floaty feel of its gameplay." — App Spy, 4/5
"In short, this game’s a cracker!" — AppCroc
"...there’s some excellent – and excellently controlled – free-flying obstacle course action to be found here." — iFanzine
"With a winning combination of exceptional graphics, lovable characters and addictive gameplay, Harry the Fairyits a great add to any casual gamer’s library." — AppTudes, 4/5
He's green…but not so mean.
Meet Harry the Fairy, the loveably sprite on a mission to rescue his fairy friends. Follow him on an adventure through mystical and dangerous underground caverns as he avoids many dangers and eventually saves the day!
• IT AIN'T EASY BEING GREEN
Harry didn't ask to be a hero but now he's got no choice, his friends have been kidnapped and he's the only one who can get them back.
• DODGE DANGERS
As you guide Harry through the winding caverns, avoiding drills, falling barrels, spinning spikes and more. Be careful not to pop your bubble—it's your only protection against the dangers out there!
• QUITE THE ADVENTURE
Guide Harry to the goal in 28 levels spread over four unique environments; Underground, Caves, Lava Pits and the extra tough Inferno! Perfect for players of all ages, Harry the Fairy will take you on a magical trip!
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