Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Physics puzzlers have always been a popular genre on the App Store. With so many different ones available, it’s hard to find the games that stand out from the pack. Fortunately, Hungry Henri breaks through the barrier and provides puzzle fans with a creative and fun game that’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces.
Meet Henri. He’s a quirky basil plant that’s hungry for light. Players are tasked with guiding light to him in 60 challenging and fun levels. What makes this physics game so different is that players are exploring the room around them only whenever certain parts are illuminated. With much of the level in the dark, this makes the game a head scratcher.
A few tutorial levels help get players started. The goal is to place platforms and other elements to bounce or guide the light to Henri, all while maneuvering around obstacles. Each level only provides a set number of platforms, so players must think strategically about where to place them. Once the light reaches Henri, he’s back to his happy and healthy self.
While players guide the light to Henri, they must also try to light up all three leaves on a level. At the end of a round points are awarded for golden leaves, unused elements, and a time bonus. Players also can earn Game Center achievements and work on climbing the leaderboards.
Achieving a high score can be difficult at times because Hungry Henri requires a lot of brain power. I really enjoy puzzles that make me think. However, it would be nice if there was a way to earn hints in the game for those levels that are really difficult.
All in all, Hungry Henri does a lot of things right. At its core it is a physics puzzler, but it is also so much more. The graphics and sound effects are pleasing, the levels aren’t overly simple so there’s plenty of replay value, and the creativity and quirkiness in this game help make it hard to stop playing. For less than one dollar, I highly recommend this to anyone who loves a good physics puzzler or brain twister.