Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 April 2012 08:47 Posted by Clash Thursday, 12 April 2012 08:11
Reviewed by Luke for FamilyFriendlyGaming
After playing Peakour I am sick and tired of pea puns. This app uses them to death. I know it is trying to be clever and funny, but at some point I said: "Enough is enough already!" Peakour is a decent enough game that it can stand on its own feet without. The main character is a pea and we are trying to guide him to the target.
How do we guide our pea to the target? We play objects in his path that fill the gaps. That way he can make it. What nothing to collect you might asking. Yes we collect bottle caps. I guess we are in the 1950s, and will sell them to the local grocer. Enough joking around, it is time to get totally serious.
Peakour has a subdued look to it. The little pea character had some slow animations at first. I am not completely sold on his animations or the attire choices. There are some gross looking creatures at the bottom of the screen from time to time, as well as zombie peas. Why? I don't know, and I am not going into a Who's on First routine.
The music in Peakour is phenomenal. I was playing Peakour, and just jamming away to the music. The special effect sounds are also great. I heard that bottle cap collection sound on a routine basis. There are one hundred levels in four worlds in Peakour. So we get a lot of game for the ninety-nine cents.
The game play in Peakour is different. We hit the play button and watch him run through the little maze. More of a 2D side scroller to be precise. If we made a mistake then we move objects around. These objects are called trash. So I guess we are putting trash to good use. I knew I should have worn gloves before playing Peakour.
I felt weird just watching that guy and not actually controlling him. But I adapted. I know it can be difficult to come up with a completely new mascot. We have plumbers, hedgehogs, bandicoots, cats, dogs, bird, and more in the industry. So I give Peakour points for creativity, and trying something really different. I believe there is an audience out there for this app. It is just not my personal flavor, and I like to eat Split Pea Soup.
Family Friendly Factor: 75%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch
Publisher: Gotta Pea
Rating: ‘4+’ - 4+