19 Mar

Harry the Fairy is an explorer puzzle game released by Chillingo Ltd.

“He’s green…but not so mean. Meet Harry the Fairy, the loveably sprite on a mission to rescue his fairy friends. Follow him on an adventure through mystical and dangerous underground caverns as he avoids many dangers and eventually saves the day!”

This application gives you control of Harry, who is trying to track down his friends who have been kidnapped and trapped inside a group of underground caverns.

The game play is very simple. You are placed on a map and you need to find your way to the end of the level where your friend is locked in a cage. As you move through the level you pick up stars along the way and need to avoid some traps and dangers along the way. Dangers include spikes and drills.

You can get a shield to protect you are nearly every check point in the level, if you are hit without the shield it is game over for Harry, and you will be returned to the check point.

The game is control by either tilting the device or using a virtual joystick which centres where you place your finger on the screen. The controls, while the do work are not the greatest, sometimes you do not centre the joystick quite right and you find yourself drifting into a drill head.

For more, the main downside of the application was the real lack of excitement. Really all Harry can do is move and push things. You can drift around the map following the pathway for say twenty seconds on some of the early levels without even anything happening. Harry does not even fly very fast.

The graphics and sound are good, the graphics of harry are cute, but nothing truly outstanding.

On the upside:

  • Wacky and Loveable character.
  • Some nicely designed puzzles.
  • Universal App

On the downside:

  • Slow gameplay.
  • Intro movie is on YouTube, not in the application.
  • Only 28 levels, so a little short lived game.

Overall, this is a good game, but really I found it lacking in excitement. This one is really for people who want to solve puzzles and take there time about things. There is nothing wrong with the game design, and maybe it is just me, but I would have liked Harry’s wand to fire and for a few enemies just to have given the game something more than a feel of a slow exploration game.

Rating: 71%

Size: 29.0 MB

Price (at time of review): £0.69

Link: Harry the Fairy – Chillingo Ltd

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Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Game - Arcade, iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Reviews


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