Version Reviewed: 1.0
Device Reviewed On: iPad
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TwinGo! is an interesting puzzle game that sees the player take control of two characters at the same time in an effort to reach the level goal. Despite starting off fairly easily, the difficulty soon ramps up with some lateral thinking required.
The game requires the player to guide the weather twins, Fuyu and Natsu, across 90 levels in the pursuit of stars. Interestingly enough, one is a ball of ice and the other a ball of fire, and as such they each must reach and stand on the relevant platform for a level to end (these are handily painted blue and orange).
The main problem for the player is that both Fuyu and Natsu will move at the same time, so if they swipe up then the twins will both move up, with the same rule applying for down, left and right.
Initially this doesn’t pose too much of a threat, with a few simple movements allowing the player to complete a level. Gradually more and more challenges are introduced though, with the most important one being star collection. To unlock new worlds the player needs to collect a certain number of stars. Every level contains a maximum of three stars dotted about, with the challenge being how to reach them.
To make things even harder the game throws more obstacles at you, such as collapsible floors, oil spills and the good old fashioned hole in the ground. The number of moves the player makes to complete a level is also recorded, with additional points being given for finishing using the optimal route.
The only real issue I have with TwinGo! is that the entire first world is just far too easy. Getting maximum stars took no longer than 15 minutes, and while it did introduce the key elements of the game a greater challenge would have been welcomed. Aside from that it’s an enjoyable game with later levels that’ll have the player staring at the screen wondering how on earth they can reach that final star.
Tagged with: $0.99, Chillingo, puzzles, TwinGo!