Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Chocohero is a rather crazy game. Just take a look at the plot synopsis. Players take the role of Chipster as he tries to save his friends throughout the world of Smoresdom. Treats and chocolates are everywhere but so are Cakems, cruel guard holding the Chocobit creatures as prisoners. It’s insane, isn’t it? Fortunately, it forms the basis of a pretty fun endless runner type game.
I say endless runner, it’s more like endless falling. Chipster falls steadily down the screen with tilts to the left or right affecting the direction in which he falls. Along the way, Chipster must bump into the Cakems to destroy them while also freeing the Chocobits. Other obstacles emerge too such as platforms that must be navigated around before Chipster hits the top of the screen and fails. Numerous power-ups such as magnets, clocks and giftboxes emerge, too. It’s all extremely fast paced but oddly compelling at the same time. This is helped by the fact that the tilt control system is appropriately accurate while never veering to overly sensitive.
Throughout each session, Chocohero provides set objectives to complete such as rescue a set number of friends, collect numerous power-ups or simply progress further. Each objective that’s completed adds to Chipster’s cape with his cape extending how powerful he is. It’s simply done but offers enough reason to keep playing. An upgrade system also exists which extends the longevity of numerous power-ups. A Fever mode accessed by collecting enough of the relevant power-up makes for an even faster experience, sending the screen into spasms of different colors as action speeds up for a brief time.
Ultimately, Chocohero is just a little crazy. Throwing so many zany and fantastical ideas all at once makes for an experience that’s ideal for casual gamers as well as family gamers.
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