Last Updated on Monday, 01 October 2012 16:19 Posted by Clash Wednesday, 03 October 2012 09:21
Reviewed by Sam for FamilyFriendlyGaming
When I wonder who will come up with a new idea on the iPhone/iPod Touch I look to Chillingo. Other companies come along with interesting ideas, but Chillingo has a long history of doing it. Or they take an existing methodology and they tweak it in a meaningful way.
Electric Tentacle fits this model perfectly. It is a running game, err floating game. Our character floats to the right. Players must avoid obstacles and collect items. We do this by tapping the screen. Holding to the right of the character will link that spot to the character with lightning. It will attract he character towards that spot.
The key to understanding Electric Tentacle is holding too long on one side will launch that character way off the screen. Which will make it level over. So we have to tap on the right side, and the left side to maintain our speed, and direction. Don't forget about top and bottom of the screen to guide which direction. Players can tap anywhere on the screen.
The goal of Electric Tentacle is to get as far as you possible can. This puts it in the runner genre for me. But it has been tweaked enough to be something new, interesting, and fun. I am very impressed with Electric Tentacle. I hope to see sequels in the near future.
Electric Tentacle is an easy game to play, and a difficult game to master. The more time a family member puts into this app the better they will be. Player purchase improvements after completing levels. There is also the challenge of getting farther each time, and sharing your scores with your friends.
Electric Tentacle has a neat look to it, especially the electricity. We can destroy the things that come after us. The music is classic for this kind of game. I enjoy listening to Electric Tentacle, and love the special effect sounds. Electric Tentacle can be played for a few minutes or hours. I had no issues with the controls.
Family Friendly Factor: 83%
Publisher: iPhone/iPod Touch
Rating: '4+' - 4+