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Feed the Penguin Premium is a quirky logic game that’s as fun to look at as it is to play. Logic games are right up my alley so I was excited to get the chance to play it shortly after its release. I can safely say that it is a charming brain-teaser that is sure to please anyone looking for a relaxing and original game, but it also may not be everyone’s cup of tea due to the odd and repetitive game play.
The penguin in this game lives in a flat with six rooms. He is starving for delicious food and also can’t resist a good logic puzzle. In this game, players must help him to collect all the food in each level to advance to the next. Along with snacking on treats, gamers must also help the penguin light up three bulbs. The bulbs are like stars in most games so players can always go back and try to collect all three later. Don’t think you can get by without turning on any lights as you’ll need a certain amount in order to unlock the next room.
The game works by moving blue dots around on the screen. These blue dots have a yellow dotted path connected to them so it’s up to players to maneuver them just right to create a path for the penguin. This might sound easy at first, but there are objects that get in the way like boots, spiders, cockroaches and umbrellas. Maneuvering these dots without the penguin crashing along the way can be a little tricky. Once the path is in place, tap the play button in the lower left corner and watch him slide his way through the level.
The graphics are what stand out the most as they were drawn using brushes and special painting techniques. The images give the game an odd appeal that make it both unique and charming to play. The music paired with the images provide a relaxing atmosphere so players don’t feel rushed or intimidated while they play.
The main concern with this logic puzzler is that it can get repetitive after a while. Of course the levels get more challenging as players progress, but gamers are essentially doing the same thing—creating a path for the penguin while avoiding objects. Game Center integration would help spice things up. Also, there aren’t any help or hint features for those who may get stuck on a level which is a slight bummer.
Feed the Penguin Premium is challenging and sure to keep players occupied longer than most casual games. I loved the quirkiness, which I felt made it stand out in the overcrowded App Store. If you’d rather wait to try it first, Avki Labs LLC is releasing a free three-room version soon.
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