Underground Pixel has just launched their latest game Pastry Panic. I had a chance to play it and loved the Retro-style graphics. It’s reminiscent of the golden era of gaming when Atari was king and the Nintendo GameBoy was the best thing to happen to a child since fried chicken.
The premise is simple. A little monster has to gather as many bolts as possible to avoid clogging the gears. At the same time, she can also gather as many pastries as possible to rack up a decent score. The way the monster gathers these things is by either just walking towards them or by using her tongue to scoop them up (like a Frog). The game has simple touch controls and will appeal to children.
Some great features are 3 chiptune tracks, 2 game modes with challenging, iPad exclusive variations, Five power-ups, Hat shop with 15 hats that can be purchased using in-game currency and 2 special guest characters, Soosiz and Hurdle Turtle
Overall, it’s an above average game. It can get a little repetitive after a while and you will probably start wishing there was more to offer. But it’s a good start and has strong appeal for kids and retrogamers. My 5-year old niece enjoyed it so I can see a good demographic right there. The game starts off with a tutorial which is well designed and helpful.
The game is a whole different beast on the iPad though. I enjoyed it much more on this device mainly because of the larger screen size and more variations in gameplay. My recommendation would be to first check out the iPad version if you own one.
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App Rating: 3 of 5 stars.