Developer: Otto-Ville Ojala
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.00
App Reviewed on: iPad Mini

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

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

tug the table 7Think back to summer camp, and tug-of-war may come to mind in front of some suppressed childhood memories. Now imagine playing this game today with friends anytime you want. That’s the basic concept behind Tug the Table. This newest iOS sensation is all about battling it out with friends over a table. Yes, instead of pulling on a rope gamers must pull a table and drag their opponent to their side of the screen.

It’s a rather simple game. At the startup screen, players can select either one or two-player games. Playing solo means battling it out against an AI. Regardless, the objective is to press on the character’s assigned orange or blue button repeatedly to drag the opponent across the screen in order to win. The first player to five stars wins the game.

Tug the Table uses ragdoll physics which helps to add more humor. Another humorous aspect is that there are random modes at the start of each match. For instance, the table may be loaded with tennis balls, it may shrink and get slippery or the player’s characters may become tiny. My favorite is the headless match because it’s completely random.

I had a lot of fun playing Tug the Table. The graphics look exceptional. They are simple and basic but sharp and appealing. Additionally, the game is easy to learn so players of all ages and types can join in on a quick game. It’s the perfect way to settle an argument or waste some time.

tug the table 9While it’s entertaining, there is some room for improvement because the game feels like it needs more to it. There are no Game Center achievements or leaderboards, it could use additional backgrounds, there’s no way to customize characters and there need to be more tables to help keep things fresh. Hopefully future updates continue to make Tug the Table even better.

For now, the game is a dollar well spent for anyone looking for some quick and easy fun. It’s perfect to pick-up-and-play with friends, and it’s also enjoyable to battle it out against the tough AI. Overall, Tug the Table is good clean fun that’s perfect for the whole family.

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