Air Penguin soars to No. 1 in the App Store

21 Apr

Don’t be alarmed, but birds are taking besides. Tiny birds, angry birds, and it being so that flightless Antarctic birds. If only Alfred Hitchcock were live to see this.

The latest domestic ~ to fly to the top of the App Store charts? Penguins–specifically, Air Penguin, what one. currently holds the No. 1 site. It’s ahead of Cut the Rope, in our teeth of Tiny Wings, and even in front of all three Angry Birds games (including the freshly updated-for-Easter Angry Birds Seasons).

(Credit: Screenshot through Rick Broida)

Why all the to-do? At first I wasn’t totally sure. Air Penguin is a pleasing without being striking straightforward tilt-control game–not heterogeneous Doodle Jump, but putting two axes into caper instead of just one. It’s your piece of work to guide your bouncing, somersaulting, uncertain, occasionally flying penguin from one concreted sugar floe to the next, tilting your iDevice left, honest, forward, and backward to steer him. One serious landing and you plop into the shed ~; game over.

Along the way you’ll meet with increasingly difficult obstacles: smaller ice floes that are harder to disembark on, floes that are already with a bee in the head (and therefore can’t be landed in successi~), jumping swordfish, and, of course, sharks (what one. leap out of the water in a suitably fearsome pattern).

Fortunately, there’s help along the determined course as well: turtles to ride, endeavor to call out to collect, whale blow-holes to debark on (for a quick jump-boost), and in such a manner on.

The fish you collect (or gain in-game) can be exchanged concerning special power-ups. One of them gives you a person-time rescue from the water; one more temporarily “disables” the sharks.

Air Penguin is fun, no doubt about it. Addictive, too, pushing all the right “just single more time” buttons. I can’t judge it’s captured my attention the regular course, say, Tiny Wings did (or just Cover Orange), but it’s definitely a correct diversion–and an easy impulse purchase at 99 cents.

What do you opine of Air Penguin? Best game as Angry Birds, or just the soul of the moment?

Originally posted at iPhone Atlas

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