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Hello everyone this is Michelle from The Portable Gamer with your iCasual report for Flying Hamster from The Game Atelier for all devices running current iOS software. In todays game you play Newton, the famous flying hamster who with your help will save his love. To control Newton you can use the accelerometer or simply drag 1 finger up, down, back or forth and the Hamster will fly in that direction. Tilting worked better on the iPhone but touching was much easier with the iPad. You’ll need to see what works best for you.
You’ll need to then maneuver your little friend through levels populated by odd enemies like cows shooting milk at you or even ninja cats shooting balls of yarn at you. To fight back you spit at them, which is automatic when the enemy is in front of you. Along the levels you will collect power up items making you more lethal. The game tells you what can be collected which then replaces what ever you were just using for a limited amount of time. There is a meter on the screen that will let you know when you’re power up is getting low so you can watch for another. Each time you collect one, it replaces the one you were using which isn’t always the best idea. Each item reacts differently with different enemies and not always like you think. It will take trial and error with some combos to get you though the higher levels. Each level ends with a fun boss to destroy which will give you a glimpse of the one you love before she is taken from you yet again. When you do lose you life you have a limited amount of times you can restart from where you died. Once you run out of those or if you choose not to continue, the next time you start the game you start from the very beginning. I hope in the future to have a save button because I can’t imagine being able to play through the 6 Different whimsical environments all in one sitting.
The bright colors, up beat tunes and easy controls make this a fun diversion for the adult that is a kid at heart. The fast paced boards are reminesent of early Sonic games and keep you entertained with the kooky adversaries. The 3.99 price tag is a bit high but so far seems to be giving me a run for me money. Give the free lite version a try and you’ll see why I keep going back for more.