If you were me, you might not think Eggventure was your bag at first glance. But hey that’s why I take the time to actually do full reviews for products I believe in. Forget about what you’ve come to expect from all the other doodle-jumping games out there. Because this easily hops right up to the tippity-top. Eggventure is loads of fun! So addicting neither I nor my boys can seem to put it down.
• Eggventure is a super addictive tilt controlled jumping game with cute graphics and fantastic characters.
• Tilt controls are even more accurate than Doodle Jump!
• Collect coins and upgrade your superpowers! Unlock new characters, grab crazy powerups, and evade traps to boost yourself to the edge of the Universe and beyond!
• Six cute egglings, each with unique power-ups and backgrounds.
• Many upgradeable power-ups like jetpacks, tiny wings, coin magnets.
• Compete with players from all over the world on global scoreboard. Review daily, weekly and all time scores. Be the best, and have your name on the board!
• Boost your powers even more and unlock characters with in-app purchases.
• Checkout our website and teaser video at: www.eggventure.net/
Personally I was never a big fan of Doodle Jump. We bought it on our iTouch when it came out a few years ago. It looked cute. The kids loved it. I played a few times but was more into the other 500 games we had on our device. But that’s a different blog entirely. Fortunately with RIM’s release of the PlayBook tablet a little over a year ago we have finally begun to stock pile our own collection of gaming goodness. And now it’s all brewing right inside App World.
Eggventure surly belongs on that list of collectible treasures. From the beginning you’ll have access to the character known as Sheriff Scramble – “Scramble enjoys exploring just as much as keeping the peace in his town.” As you progress you’ll collect coins (also available via ‘In-App Purchases’) which you can use to buy different characters, each with their own special abilities. For instance Eggskimo Eddie brings a bonus called ‘Freeze Baskets. Boiled Berg The Brave offers s ‘Double Jump’ bonus. So see, right off the bat this game has a fair amount of momentum, incentive & replayability. With 6 characters in all.
Controls and the graphics offer an even balance. The visual appeal is a bit in the grade school friendly zone. Each of the 6 character offers their own world – viewed as your background during gameplay. They do progress visually as you hop upwards too, which I think is an awesome touch. For instance Boiled Berg The Brave’s area has cozy homes with straw roofs, grassy knolls, a mountain and couple pine trees all combined to feel very inviting and warm in my opinion. Eddie has an Alaskan world, Sheriff Scramble brings a western setting and so on..
The controls are wonderful. I remember playing other games in this genre and feeling like the controls were a tad loose or that my character’s alignment was off center a wee bit. But Caner got this one right on the money. Sure you’ll get a little over zealous at times. Plus I myself enjoy playing with just one hand sometimes. Ya know just to see if I can stay on track. The music is mellow and fun as well.
Upgrades in the store and throughout the game is what will keep us playing until we’ve maxed it all out. This seems to be one of those elements that can make a fun game even better. There’s countless goodies to unlock using the coins you’ll be [addicted] to collecting throughout the game. Then each world will place items in different areas that you can grab as you hop from plateau to plateau, frying pans to plates, so on & so forth.
With a game like this and a price like $0.99 I’d say you’d be out of your gourd or egg not to give it a try. I can’t wait to hear the sound of those coins falling into a slot machine again as I jump towards a better tomorrow!