Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4
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Office Gamebox provides three games that we've all seen before but they're demonstrated in such a fun way that you don't really mind the lack of originality.
Paper Sniper is perhaps the most familiar of the game types. You have to flick a ball of paper into a wastebasket with the basket getting ever further the more successful you are. You've only got 60 seconds to get the best score but this can be extended by flicking the paper at a relevant person. The catch lies in the fact that there's a fan located next to the paper balls so often you have to throw against the wind. It's a format that's been done before but it is great fun and a time waster that you'll find yourself hooked on.
Pitch a Penguin is another familiar one thanks to countless flash games offering similar. You have to chuck a penguin as far as you can. This can be done by timing the trajectory just right (in this case, an office worker throws the penguin off a rooftop) and hitting relevant rockets and other bonuses which keep you going further. Plus you can flap your wings as fast as possible but only for a certain amount of time. Run out of energy and you can replenish with fishes that can be collected from the sky.
The third game is the chair race and possibly the most enjoyable of the three. You roll along in your office chair, jumping as and when an obstacle appears. It's great fun and much like the other two games, you'll find yourself playing it for longer than you'd ever expect. The urge to beat your previous high score is consantly there. My only gripe was that my fingers did sometimes cover up what was going on with Chair Race so I suspect you could have trouble if you've got larger fingers.
Office Gamebox offers a very simple experience but it's still fantastic fun. The presentation is spot on with simple instructions guiding you through each game and a high score encompassing all the titles in one, as well as individual ones. Considering you can pay 99c for just one of these game types, the same price for all three is an utter bargain.