Developer: DigiMonkey Studios
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

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

Overall Rating: ★★★☆☆

I’m not convinced you can get any simpler than Jurassic Omelet. Initially I was worried this would be a huge problem with the game but actually it’s bizarrely compelling.

You play a caveman who must flee a huge T-rex. To do this, you have to run along the screen jumping and ducking various obstacles. The screen is constantly scrolling so all you have to concentrate on is jumping and ducking. It’s very simple but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Every level is randomly generated so you never know what obstacles to expect next, plus things get increasingly faster. Fortunately the control system is a matter of tapping one of two buttons, and it’s all quite responsive.

It’s such a simple concept, it’s difficult to know what else to say about it. There’s only a local high score board sadly which is a shame as a game like this would have greatly benefited from Game Center or OpenFeint support.

Despite this small failing however, Jurassic Omelet is a lot of simplistic fun. It harks back to a time when games stuck to being just plain old compelling fun rather than adding convoluted options. If you’re after something more complicated, you’ll be disappointed but just like you don’t want to eat steak for every meal, sometimes you just want something quick and easy. Jurassic Omelet is a perfect standby game for when you just want something quick to drop into for five minutes.

Jurassic Omelet is priced well. Any more than $0.99 and it’d be a much harder recommendation to make. As it stands though, its fast paced yet simple action makes for a tempting proposition indeed.

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