Froggies (iOS) Review: Wholesome Family Puzzler
When I was a kid there used to be a popular puzzle in the Lifestyle section of the newspaper which featured a chessboard and a couple of chess pieces. The details are abit sketchy but as I know the objective was to produce a series of moves to check mate the King.
Froggies, a new game for iOS devices by Czech indie developer Ondrej Sedlacek, plays along similar lines, but this time, you control a whole bunch of frogs on a grid-like playing field. In each level, the objective would be to use the frogs to jump over each other (which caused the one jumped on to disappear) until there is only one frog (the Froggie Princess) left.
This is actually easier said then done as different coloured frogs behave like different types of chess pieces in the manner of how they can move and jump over other frogs. Players are actually rated using a star system based on how many frogs they have left once it is impossible to perform any more moves.
Froggies turned out to be an addictive puzzle game that can quite a tease to the brain and more importantly, it’s wholesome casual entertainment for the entire family. The game comes with Game Center achievements as well as leaderboards which is a little rare for this particular genre, but nevertheless very welcome additions.
Nine Over Ten 9/10 rates Froggies at a 4.5 out of 5. The game is available for free on the iTunes App Store, with the first 20 levels available to the player and a subsequent in-app purchase (USD 1.99) will unlock the remaining 80 levels. Check it out over here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/froggies/id473501004?mt=8