Storm in a Teacup is a weird and wacky platform game released by Chillingo Ltd.
The game puts you into a dream like world were our hero “Storm” has to travel round in a flying teacup to solve puzzles and avoid pitfalls.
The game has fourty levels to explore each of which make great use of the mechnics of the game.
The teacup you travel in, is one of the most interesting part of the game, as it has a limited amount of steam for your jumps. If you time things right you can double jump, it can slow your falls, as the steam is quickly rebuilt. The movement of the teacup also has momentum, so do not expect to stop on a dime.
The basics of the game, is to avoid the bad guy clouds and make your way from the enterance of the level to the exit sign. There are lots of items and objects to interact with on the way.
The game is controlled by left and right arrow keys, and the jump button. The controls work surprisingly well.
The graphics and sound are excellent. The graphics are cartoon in nature, they are weird and wacky at times, a remind me a bit of little big planet. The music sounds a lot like the tunes in Cut the Rope.
On the upside:
- A fun platform game.
- Lots of good puzzles to solve.
On the downside:
- Controls are not perfect, as I did fly off the end of platforms at times
- Longevity may be an issue, as after an hour I had completed almost twenty of the levels.
Overall, this is a really enjoyable game. I think it is one of the best platform games I have played to date on iOS. The mix of platform and puzzle is almost perfect on most of the levels. It is a shame it did not make more of the touch interface, but this will make it more portable to other devices. If you are looking for a good platform/puzzle game then at this price it is a most have.
Size: 18.1 MB
Price (at time of review): £0.59