31 May

Nuts is a tilt controlled arcade game released by Limbic Software.

The game puts you in control of Jake the squirrel who wishes to climb to the top of the majastic infinitree in his search for nuts.

The basics of the game, is that Jake races up the infinitree at top speed, you need to rotate the tree so Jake does not hit a branch and lose one of his three lives. Lose all of the three lives and Jake falls to the ground.

On the way up the tree Jake will collect nut coins, that can be used in the shop to help you in your next climb. Along the way Jake will also find fireball powerups, shields and extra lives.

As you make your way up the infinitree the tree can change from the green woods, to a charred wasteland and and ice zone.

The game is controlled simply by tilting left and right to turn the tree below Jake, in order to collect bonuses and dodge branches.

The graphics and sound are good, with the Jake the squirrel being nicely animated.

On the upside:

  • Fast and fun to play
  • Changing environments does add something to the game.

On the downside:

  • Lack of things to do really.
  • Very repetitive.
  • Not universal.

Overall, this is an enjoyable game to play in short doses. The ability to collect the coins to purchase temporary power ups is a nice idea, but in the end smacks of the wish to make more money. The game needs a little something that will raise it from good to excellent.

Rating: 76%

Size: 11.7 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.59

Link: Nuts!™ – Limbic Software


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