Have you ever dreamt of being a bug and rescuing your fellow bugs from tyranny?Â Connect2Media may have just the game for you!
For those of you that need to know the story, it all begins with the peaceful tumblebugs being taken prisoner by the evil black bugs. In a truly tyrannical move, the black bugs want to use the tumblebugs as slaves to expand their evil empire. The player gets to assume the role of Tumble and attempt to save all of her beetle buddies. Makes sense to me.
Tumblebugs is a spiral coloured ball matching game. The player is placed in the centre (or there abouts) of a spiral path. Along the path rolls different coloured balls, which must be grouped into sets of three or more of the same colour. Tumble has three coloured balls at any one time, which can be changed by simply tapping Tumble herself. The player then fires one at the ever moving stream of coloured balls, attempting to match three or more of the same colour, and thus making them disappear. The objective is to prevent the balls from reaching the end of the spiral path and to make them all disappear.
This style of game has been done a fair few times before and Tumblebugs doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. That’s not to say that Tumblebugs is not a great game. With 78 levels, fans of the genre will find plenty here to keep them busy. The visuals are bright and well done and the audio is simple, but fits the game well. The game is finished to a high standard.
Whilst playing the game, you will come across balls which have special effects to help you on your quest, such as pausing the onslaught or removing all balls of a certain colour from the path. The levels are imaginative and well thought out, with some of them intertwining so much that the player will have to employ some well thought out strategies as well as the usual need for accuracy. Some levels even let you to change the position of Tumble, giving access to previously unreachable areas of the path.
The only downside I could find in the game was probably not even the games fault. I have large fingers and, as a result, found that my accuracy was poor. Frequently I would manage to completely miss my chosen target, much to my frustration. But, as I said, this could be entirely down to my freakishly over sized fingers ( they are not that big, really)
Tumblebugs is a bright, colourful game that will keep fans of this genre busy for a while. Although it is nothing new, that does not prevent it from being entertaining.
Tumblebugs is available from the itunes Store for Â£1.79