Developer: yzhApp
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 4

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

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

You don’t see many rainbow ponies in the wild these days. Some would say this is because they’re imaginary but I reckon it’s all a sinister plot by some global corporation which has realised the power that such majestic creatures can wield. That or I just need to take more of my medication. Regardless of this, it’s good to see a Rainbow Pony in the suitably named Rainbow Pony.

You have to guide the adorable little pony to safety too with the power of your finger. Guide Rainbow Pony across the finish line as fast as possible by holding your finger down and drawing a rainbow line across the screen creating a path. In a nod to Sonic, rings can help you. As well as other power ups, they can make you go faster, but avoid the mines in your path otherwise you end up rather sluggish in your movements. Fortunately there’s no death to be had here and the game solely revolves around achieving the fastest high score.

Besides Normal mode, there’s a Survival mode too where you have to avoid mines for as long as possible as just one collision ends the game. Time mode gives you one minute to achieve the furthest distance as a gentle twist on the familiar concept of the game.

Rainbow Pony is easy enough to get to grips with as you simply draw the line yourself. Even young children should be able to figure things out easily enough. The only frustration lies in situations where you’re going very fast. It’d be useful if the screen zoomed out a little giving you an extra moment’s notice to move out of the way of a mine.

Other than that minor failing, Rainbow Pony is a fun little game. Its graphics are typically old school but in a friendly nod to the 8-bit era with the music providing similar delights. Rainbow Pony is an inexpensive delight and rather enjoyable for such a simple concept.

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