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ATLANTIS SKY PATROL HD [TOUCHPAD] – REVIEW (87%)

14 Oct

Atlantis Sky Patrol HD is a puzzle action game released by Big Fish Games.

“Take flight to destroy Doomsday devices that have been planted around the world and save the day. Eliminate chains of marbles by strategically matching colours in sets of three. Knock out cleverly placed stationary marbles to block additional chains from entering the track and destroy the device.”

If you have played Zuma or Luxor in the past you will have an idea how this game works.

The basics of the game, are your are presented with an area that has a pathway to switch to the dooms day machine. Your launcher shot will “generally” appear in the base of this play area. Then coloured marbles begin to roll down the pathway towards switch. There are switches on the screen (embedded marbles if you will) that you can shot out and lock the entrance to the level.

There are lots of power ups along the ways. There send out multiple balls at once, explosive marbles, lightning strikes and lots of others.

During the game you will be able to collect coins that can be used to update your abilities and help in the harder levels to come. The coins can be used to purchase the following options.

  • Speed  – Increase the speed and power of your shots.
  • Bonus Magnet – Pulls the bonus towards your launcher.
  • Rewinder – Balls will be pushed back further by a rewind.
  • Disrupter – Delays the release of the next wave.

The game has 111 levels, which sounds a lot, but you will progress fairly quickly through the early levels. Later levels have things like deflector, to knock the marbles off course or the marbles do not travel vertically up the screen. All these things add to the game, and do not take away.

The game is controlled by moving the launcher with your finger and tapping to release the marble. You tap with a free finger to switch the ball to the other marble in the launcher. The line from the launcher means you nearly always hit your target.

The graphics and sound are very good.

On the upside:

  • Bright and Colourful.
  • Fast and Furious puzzle action.
  • Nice power ups and mini games.

On the downside:

  • Not the most original game.
  • Too Addictive, I need to do some work.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by this game, I was expecting another Zuma / Luxor clone, but with the added targets to lock down the level and the bonus levels it managed to steer its own path. The game is entertaining and fun to play. If you are not sure then download the free levels that gives you 13 out of the 111 levels. I think you will not be disappointed.

Rating: 87%

Size: 58.8 MB

Price (at time of review): £3.98

Link: Atlantis Sky Patrol HD – Big Fish Games

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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Game - Puzzle, Reviews, Touchpad, webOS

 

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