Air Penguin is a hit, featuring yet again the most essential ingredient in the mobile app gaming industry a sort of bird with feathers. It seems that every best selling game in the iPhone or Android has a cute bird , starting with Angry Birds, through Bird Zappers, all the way to Tiny Wings and finally Air Penguin – have we really become so ornithologists? Kidding aside, Air Penguin is a very unique game, that features many aspects none of the above games possess.
Made by Gamevil, Air Penguin is a quest of survival of one cute penguin and his family. You remember global warming? Well, it turns out that glaciers start to melt in Antarctica, which so happens so be the home of our beloved penguin family, what are the odds? Your mission is to direct the cute Penguin through broken pieces of icy surface, hungry land predators, even hungrier water creatures and other hazards along the way, to reunite him with his family members.
Air Penguin has a very dynamic game play, excellent graphics, cool plot and great replay value. You start off by running on ice surfaces, and your goal is to jump from one ice platform to the next by tilting your screen. Tilt it sideways to move left and right, tip it forward to slow down your momentum and tip backwards to boost your velocity. Describing Air Penguin’s game play in one word would be addictive and fun. Okay two words, but you get the picture, right?
As the jolly penguin bounces throw the air, you have to control him and be extra careful so he won’t fall down into water, there are some nasty sea creatures engulfing around the glacier it seems. But not all sea creatures are evil, you can hop on turtles when the glaciers are too far apart, or huge sea lobsters. Don’t however, try hopping on top of a shark – no good can ever come out of it. Should you land on water, you immediately lose and restart the level, it seems Penguins can only fly (no, they don’t in real life) in Air Penguin but can’t swim (Yes, they can), but hey i have heard of strangers things – pigs who are scared of birds for instance. Besides, who are we to argue with success?
The game play stretches across 100 different levels, and has five golden fish which can be collected along the journey. These serves as money, in which you can purchase special items to aid you in your quest. Some of the features the items give you would be making the seals just a tad smaller, so you can avoid them more easily or narrowing the gap between ice glaciers.
Overall, Air Penguin is a cool game that any smartphone user should have. The fun game play, cool graphics, awesome music and unique design all make up of one great game. No wonder Air Penguin sold more than 10 million copies, it’s simply fun and addictive! Besides, can you look at that cute penguin face and not help him reunite with his family? Show some heart!