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GREEDY PENGUINS [IOS] – REVIEW (84%)

22 Jan

Greedy Penguins is a fun puzzle game released by Chillingo Ltd.

These birds are on a seafood diet…they see food and eat it! Help the gluttonous penguins, Gnasher, Muncher, Belcher and Cruncher, get their fill of fish in this comical puzzle game. Set in a gorgeous world with three amazing environments, deviously tricky puzzles and lots to unlock, Greedy Penguins is family fun at it’s finest!

There is a game in the app store called Civiballs by Clickgamer, and it is a game that I like a lot. This game is the really the same game, but reskined with Penguin and Fish. This change makes the game more graphically appealing.

You are tasked with trying to solve logic puzzles, where you have several coloured fish that need to go into the correctly coloured Penguin, however, you are not able to move the fish or Penguins directly, you have to use objects and other fish/shells on the levels in the correct order and with the right timing to achieve this.

If a Penguin gets the right colour fish it eats and gives an ice cream as it jumps into the sea. This ice cream can be tapped on and feed to the buddy for that level, giving you enter points. If you feed the Penguin the wrong coloured fish they vomit and you are not going to be able to complete the level.

The game offers six zones (a buddy for each zone) each of the zones have 12 levels each. So 72 levels is a reasonable amount of puzzles. You will need to get 30 fish awarded in each zone to advance to the next zone. This means that you will need 3 out of 3 fish on most of the levels, so this does slow down movement to the next zone.

The gameplay moves away a lot from cutting ropes that hold the fish and objects on the level. Timing can and will play a key element on a many of the levels. There are often no time limits, but on a few levels a hungry whale will appear and try and eat the Penguins.

The graphics and sound are both very good. The Penguin and fish graphics are very cute, even when the Penguin eats the wrong colour fish.

On the upside:

  • Some great puzzles.
  • Nice graphics.
  • Universal.

On the downside:

  • Lack of interaction with the levels.
  • This really is Civiballs re-skinned.

Overall, this game is a fun brain teaser and work very well. The puzzles are at the right level, tough, but not unsolvable and you can skip a few that stump you. If you like this type of puzzle game it is well worth a look especially at the price. There is even a lite version to have a look at if you are unsure.

Rating: 84%

Size: 35.3 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: Greedy Penguins™ – Chillingo Ltd

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Posted by on January 22, 2012 in Game - Puzzle, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews

 

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