Version Reviewed: 1.0.0
App Reviewed on: iPad Air
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Egg-citing, egg-centric, egg-cellent; before I go on, I have to say that Lollipop 3: Eggs of Doom is probably one of the most captivating iOS games I've played for some time. An onslaught of eggs have descended from Outer Space, causing turmoil and hassle as they bring with them an army of ‘Meanie Men.’ The aim is to catch and hatch the evil eggs, turning them into creatures of happiness and instead bringing rainbows, lollipops, and eternal joy to the world.
Before initializing the game it's advisable to turn off multitasking gestures as players will need all their fingers, thumbs, and toes in a mad dash to snatch and hold as many eggs as possible without them plunging to their egg-shaped deaths. Humpty-Dumpty on acid is the only way to describe this maddening display of pastel rainbows, talking clouds, and unfathomable joy. It’ll be impossible to set this down once the spectacular fun begins.
For anyone who has ever seen a cat chasing a laser dot or holding its prey under its paw, playing Lollipop 3 gives off a similar sense of excitement when playing. Only instead of watching their cat, the player becomes that cat. In fast-paced arcade-style gameplay fashion it’s up to the them to beat each challenge using a whole plethora of upgrades and modes that can be earned or purchased as the game advances. The friendly looking cloud will also occasionally spit out capsules (power-ups that can be used in the same way as hatching an egg) but it is possible to throw them straight back if it’s far too early to utilize them.
Nests to catch eggs in, bouncing balls and magnets to attract eggs - there’s enough here to keep players on the edge of their seat as they discover new and exciting ways to capture and hatch the eggs in the easiest and fastest way possible. Though it sells itself as a free game, the in-app purchases are in no way necessary to make one's way through it (at least initially). So players will likely have a blast getting their eggs all in one basket.
Where it egg-cels the most is in its fantastic modes of play including biscuits being fired across the screen, a call on a queen of great wealth, and unlocking the ultimate upgrade: the Eternal Lollipop of Joy! On top of this, any power-up purchased or earned can be further upgraded to a greater extent; allowing the ability to bring out the 'big guns,' furthermore ensuring that Lollipop 3 will be the most exciting arcade game in a long time.
The adorable creatures who are rescued, hatched, and released into the wild are all designed by Moonbot Studios themselves, who were the wonderful creators of Chipotle Scarecrow. And what a fine job they’ve done here! Lollipop 3 looks stunning, and I’d be surprised at anyone who can resist the ‘Ultimate Superjoy’ of this spectacularly incredible game.