The iPhone is definitely a fertile breeding ground for causal games. Take just one look at the top games on the app store and you will see more upset avians and doodle games that you could imagine. Mybo Games is no stranger to the mobile causal game world. They already have two puzzle games under their built and today we look at their third title, Bouncy Seed!
It is hard to describe Bouncy Seed! to someone who hasn’t seen the game in action. I think the best way to sum it up is it is like a fast paced side scrolling doodle jump… with rainbows. The gameplay consists of you “drawing” a trampoline below a seed that is bouncing along. The larger the trampoline, the weaker the bounce. You are doing this in order to collect little suns while avoiding the dynamite which will cause you to suddenly fall straight down. There are some power-ups along the way that will help brighten your day. There are rainbows in among the suns that give your seed a temporary power boost. There are also birds that fly by and some carry a shield that will allow you to pass through the dynamite unharmed. The best item to get though, is the speed boost that some birds carry. This causes you to reach ludicrous speed. The animation of the face on the seed is hilarious during this time.
Besides dynamite, there is also the ever changing wind that will blow you back and forth. The game is an endless cycle of seasons that continue until you fail to bounce the seed and he falls to the ground. The graphics and music in Bouncy Seed! are perfect this this genre of game. Bouncy Seed! has Gamecenter support with both leaderboards and achievements.
In a recent update the developer also added an item shop. Only two items are available now but it promises more. You are able to buy items as in-app purchases, or you can use the leaf tokens that you collect while playing. I generally dislike IAP games, but in this case I found that the items were not necessities, and tokens needed to purchase them without using real money was collected fast enough with regular play that I didn’t feel like the game was trying to shill a couple extra bucks out of me. For a casual app this one definitely rates high on my list as I found the game to be addicting and yet one that I could play for a couple of minutes without much involvement. If you are looking for a new game to freshen up your wait at the doctor’s office, then give this one a try. It is currently $.99 in the app store.
We rate this app 4.5 out of 5 stars.