Sunday, November 18, 2012

Bebee the Bee: An Adventure Story of the Bee

Hi, everyone... It's raining here and the rain is quite heavy too.
My today's posting is a review about a game which I got by redeeming the promotional code from a forum.
What is that?

Bebee the Bee

At the first time I see the genre; it shows if this app is for kids.. Hmm,, I'm not kid anymore, but I want to check it. I got a promotional code from developer who's sharing that at a forum. So, I try to download it by redeem the promotional code.
After that, here I tell you my review and I'll write it in different style, at least as kid's think.

First Look

The graphic is simple with natural color not too colorful, but it'll attracts kid's attention.
This uses simple 2D graphic using digital painting not hand drawing.
What's made me interest in the first time is the prologue, it's coming with the text and vocal from a little kid like in a interactive book. The pictures which arranged for the prologue really looks like interactive book for kid and I think there will be a prologue for each new world. Music and sound is very suitable for kids too.
For me, +1 for this app.

The Game

After see the prologue, let's move to play the game. What's inside this game?
Oh, as I see, you must help the bee to collects the pollen from happy flowers.
There are 2 types of "pollens", the yellow one is really the pollen and the blue one is used as your gun to shoot your enemies.
In the first level, you will showed how to control the bee, the tutorial quite clear.
No enemies in the first time, as your level increasing you will get more enemies, like big bees, spiders, fireflies, torn flowers, etc. If the bee hits the enemy, it will lost some pollen which has been collected. So, you need to destroy the enemies by shooting at them.


There are 2 kinds of controls here, gestures and buttons with joystick. Unfortunately, I don't think the controls are comfortable to use. Both has the plus and the min sides.
Let me tell you, first time I used gesture, it's easy to control from the first time by using only one finger to move the bee, tap the enemies to shoot, swipe and tap the flower for easier to get the pollen, nah I'm not sure it's use swipe or tap only, I just use the both gestures for this one. As you increasing your level, you will meet more enemies, I don't know it's a bug or something error, but I found its more difficult to control the bee. The bee can't move as quick as before, I must tap the bee again and again to keep its moving.. I don't know it's made me bit dissappointed, alright let's check if I used buttons control.
The joystick make me easy to control the bee to move right, move left, up and down. It's easy too for collecting the pollen from the nectar, a special button used for collecting the pollen pop up instantly from the flowers. However, it's become difficult when you want to shooting the enemies. You must swipe the shooting button in the right place, for example shoot in 30 degree for the enemy in 1 o'clock direction.. 120 degree for the enemy in 4 o'clock direction, etc.
You must make sure you swipe in right place to shoot the enemy. This one which I think it's hard for kids to use this control.

Game Mode
Just one mode in this game, adventure mode. There are 4 world, with 7 stages for each world. Unfortunately, the third and fourth world are coming soon. It's mean that the gameplay time of this game is so short, except if you want to repeat each level again and again.

Final result score
Graphics: 4.5 of 5 (Kids will love it esp the prologue)
Sound: 4 of 5 (lovely kids instrument)
Gameplay: 3.5 of 5 (just need improvement in the controls)
Replay value: 3 of 5 (cause by the unstable control and the available levels just too few
Overall: 3.75 of 5 (Okay, need more levels and inserting some story for make it more interactive)

I see there's a free version of this app calling BeBee.
For this one will cost you $0,99, click the download link below to buy the app

Download Bebee the Bee for iPad

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sharing just sharing some relaxing songs

If, I usually posting about game review, but today let me posting something different.. I just want to sharing some songs for you to listen.. Enjoy!

All of the songs aren't owned by me.. I just shared with anyone..
I'm not posting the whole album, all the songs below just my most favorites and all in English Language.
Thank you.

Come to the Lord

Our Beautiful Home

Recall the Land

Simple Miracle

Distorted World

Friday, November 16, 2012

Coaster Crazy: Won't enough for make you crazy... Oh, yeah! Really?!

Great app coming on iOS today from the developer Frontier, who's published Lost Winds and Lost Winds 2. Today they comeback with releasing new app....


Let's see how this app can make you become crazy while you play it..
Okay, let me tell you something, I just found this app, while I'm knowing if LostWinds 2 become free today on the AppStore. I saw this app behind the LostWinds icon and then click it... Checked the screen shots... ~~hmm.. Looks promising... Then checked the size for downloading... ~~ wow.. 205 mb and become 240 mb after installed.. Quite big for be installed in my iPad which just has few available memory... Alright let's check if this app is worth to be played with that big memory..

First of all, you will be helped to using the controls, it's so easy just swipe, pinch for zoom, rotate your fingers, etc.
There're 4 worlds which you can play to build your Roller Coaster Park. There're 5 parks for each world. You will get some money for build your Roller Coaster, at the first time, you will learn how to make the coaster track, the tutorial so clearly, so I don't think it'll be hard to play.
First world is Australia. Right here, there're 5 stages/ parks.
For every stages, you must completed 3 missions for opening your park. If you failed in one or more missions, you won't be able to open your park.
Why the opening park is needed?
You will get your income money from your building parks. You'll gain the experience point too to increase your level.
When you build your roller coaster, trial and error is needed for make sure you make your coaster properly.
You just need to drag to make the rail and some special circuit like loops, turns, tunnels, special utilities to boost your car, are available for boosting your performance and increasing your score.
The passengers are unique, like zombie, the boy who loves to eating popcorn, air boy, mayor, etc.
They will show some movement, that let you know if you passed the mission or failed. For example: if u failed from the mayor's mission, he won't be love to be taken a photograph by paparazzi. However, if you finished your mission, he would be love to be taken the photograph.
Make sure, you make your rail safely, if you lost your passenger during the coaster's execution. You will get penalty and decrease your score 5000.
If you make your coaster to insane like use so many special circuits. It will increasing your score but you can see almost all of your passengers will vomit during the ride..
Oh noo.., but don't worry. I don't think that affected your score.. See the title of the game... COASTER CRAZY , will be not fun if not crazy.

Wait, I see a kudos and gem bars in the top of the screen... What is that? Is this freemium? I don't know this will be freemium or temporally free only.
Yeah, you can buy some crystal and kudos in the market too which costing you real money, but I don't think it's a must.
The IAP in this app is really user friendly. If you're not a hardcore player who wants to be number one in the leaderboard, I don't think you'll need to buy IAP. However, may be you can support the developer by buying some kudos or gem to say thank you.

For me this app is a worth to try, beside this one is still free, and this become an editor's choice in Indonesian AppStore, I believe in other country too.
Seriously , I really addicted with this app. You don't need wait too long for collecting your income. Frontier really knows how to pleasure their customers.. :P

Oops, almost forget to re-write the final score:

Graphics: 5 of 5 (3D interesting and colorful graphics plus customizable camera (in execution launching your coaster))
Sound: 4.5 of 5 ( Nice like you ride your coaster in a real life)
Gameplay: 4.5 of 5 (Simple and innovative, create our logically think)
Replay Value: 4.5 of 5 (So crazy and addicted, this app isn't a hardcore app, we can visit our park only for collecting kudos, you just need to open your park once, it means that you just need to create a coaster once for each stages, except if you want to change your coaster rail or it's appearance or open a new park.)
Overall: 4.625 of 5

The min side of this game is, it's require to log in to your GameCenter account for playing this game. First time, I just surprised because it looks like I must start again from the beginning because I can't log in in to Game Center.
The conclusion, it's show if this game needs an Internet connection to be played. However, it's just the first time play to make sure you're log on in to Game Center.
So, right now, I wish Frontier give the next update for us to able save our playing locally.
Despite of the min side, this app is a must to try... :D

Download Coaster Crazy for iOS Devices

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