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Developer: Ravenous Games
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad 2, iPod touch 4

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★½☆☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★☆☆
Replay Value Rating: ★★½☆☆

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

Ravenous Games, creator of the League of Evil series, have a new game that is not about punching evil scientists in the face. Burger Cat is about the adventures of a cat chef, who tries to add nitroglycerine to his burgers. This goes terribly awry. The burgers get spread over 60 levels, because apparently this is more cost-effective than just buying new burgers. Don’t cry over spilt burgers, Burger Cat!

Players don’t have direct control over Burger Cat, utilizing tools to help him navigate around the levels These include generating new blocks, pickaxes to destroy blocks, springs, a mouse to Burger Cat turn around, and umbrellas protect from dripping acid. Keep burgers away from acid, people.

The art style from League of Evil 2 is back, and the game is as well-animated as that one was, though the color scheme is a bit more desaturated. Burger Cat is universal, and boasts iCloud synchronization.

The game keeps its difficulty on a fairly low level; most of the levels don’t really challenge the player at all, though. Later ones are really just a matter of finding out how to use all the items in the proper way. The controls are unwieldy, especially on iPhone/iPod touch due to the smaller screen and small grid area to place items on. This is definitely one game that should be played on iPad, though item placement can occasionally be inaccurate there as well.

While the lower difficulty may make this more friendly for a younger audience, its issues with controls mean that it pales in comparison to games like Toki Tori, Kami Retro, or even a more action-oriented title like Super Lemonade Factory. More levels, especially more challenging ones, and improved controls would make this game a lot better. As it is, Burger Cat needs a bit more seasoning.

Yes, I’m surprised it took this long for me to make a food pun in this review.

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