A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
The control schemes are very easy to grasp and the game steadily increases the difficulty pace, but never ratchets it up to an impossible level.
Violence & Scariness
Enemy blobs will try to take out your hero blob and there are pitfalls, spikes, and water hazards that can prematurely end a level. But your blob just disappears and the level is over.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Blobster is a physics-based arcade game that encourages users to flick a blobbish hero around the screen while avoiding enemies and collecting powerups. There are the usual trappings that go with this sort of game, including spikes and water levels that drown the character, but your blob just disappears and the level is over. There is an underlying environmental theme, but it will likely fly past young (and old) players, who will focus instead on the gameplay. Users can share high scores via the Game Center or Crystal social networks, but participation is optional.
Is It Any Good?
A game inspired by the BP oil spill may not sound like a good time, but BLOBSTER resists the urge to be preachy and focuses instead on fun. It's not a perfect game, but it ticks off enough checkmarks to be worth your time. The graphics are cute and draw you in. The puzzles are challenging, but not too difficult, and it even gives clever nods to the kings of the genre -- Angry Birds and Doodle Jump. The lack of a musical soundtrack is a bit curious, though. And the storyline feels forced, even though most players will skip right past it to start playing. There's plenty of variety among the levels and there are 40 to enjoy.
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