Last Updated on Saturday, 01 September 2012 09:32 Posted by Clash Sunday, 02 September 2012 12:21
Reviewed by Luke for FamilyFriendlyGaming
Independent games can be amazing, or they can show why they are independent games. I know full well our editor in chief hates for us to dash or destroy the dreams of any independent developer. They may not make the best products at times, but they are learning, developing, and growing. So who knows when they will make a smash hit.
Qwak says it is: "A classic Amiga platform game, highly prized for it’s fast-paced, addictive game-play. Now re-envisioned for your iPhone or iPod touch, by the games’ original author. Are you ready for insanely addictive game-play, that will push your NINJA SKILLS to the limit?..." This hand held game reminds me of Bubble Bobble.
We start out with a character in a colorful world. We only have so much time to move around the level acquiring keys. Keys will open the exit door. I had to figure this out for myself since Qwak did not explain it to me. Modern games tell us exactly what we are expected to do, older games expected the player to figure it out.
Qwak has amazing music. It is fresh and fun. The game play is unique in a few fun ways. We move our character around these screens collecting gems, fruit, and other items. We throw objects at the enemies to make them go away. If we make contact with them a couple of times we lose that level. Stay too long in a level and spiked balls come falling down from the ceiling.
The on screen controls work for Qwak. I know a variety of games with problems with those on screen controls. I did not have one problem with them while playing Qwak. I went into Qwak not expecting much, and it exceeded my expectations. I am pleased with this hand held game, and that I was given a free code to play it.
Family Friendly Factor: 81%
System: iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
Publisher: Mr Qwak Limited
Rating: ‘4+’ - 4+