FUCK there’s a PACLAND level in Namco’s iOS game PAC ‘N JUMP!!!! We love Pac Land.
Pac ‘N Jump on iOS might be ‘Just Another Doodle Jump’ clone to the uninitiated…
… but it’s GOT FRUITE IN IT YEAH?
We genuinely enjoy a quick game of Pac ‘N Jump. HEre’s where we play it…
(1) at the job centre while waiting to be called
(2) at home in bed when we can’t sleep because we’re too excited about LLAMASOFT’S UPCOMING FRUIT ‘EM UP
(3) in John Lewis in the sofa section when we’re pretending we’re rich and looking for nice sofas to sit on
(4) when we’re sat on the toilet crying wondering where our career went wrong.
So far, we can confirm cherries and lemons (might be oranges, not sure.)
Great looking fruits, very impressed.
Shame about them trying to use every fucking font known to man at the same time. There’s, what, at least 3 different fonts going on is there?
But this is one occasion where I can overlook a font-tombola. It’s fucking BANGAI-O!
More screenshots here, excited FRUTCHUMS: http://uk.media.xbox360.ign.com/media/085/085263/imgs_1.html
An alert (and probably involved in the development) Fruitaku reader pointed us recently to the direction of ‘Fall’ – a simplistic one button game from One Switch Gaming.
|Fall – a Screenshot. Contains FRUT.
WAIT? WHAT? YES! It’s everyone’s favourite time: BULLET POINT REVIEW TIME.
- YES! Contains FRUT. Good fruit too, nicely rendered in few pixels. Fine selection of the essentials too. There’s all the crowd pleasers such as cherrys, bananas and PULMZ… none of the tat like SWEETS or you know, that sort of trot.
- ONE BUTTON! You can play it with one finger, toe, other implement. We’re super duper all for games with simplistic controls here at Fruitaku; especially games which can even be played by people who have something better to do with their other hand, or those who don’t have hands that work so good.
- MAN WITH BIG NOSE! Yes! The dude in it has a big nose
- IT’S NOT SHIT! We at Fruitaku enjoyed playing this game.
- TOP OFFICE GAMING ACTION! It’s short and fun and straight in to the action. None of this tutorial muck.
If this game were a fruit, it would be a banana with no black bits on.
Inclusive gaming + fruit = FRUITAKU APPROVES
I’ve bought this game on the Amiga 500, CD32, GBA, PC and now iPhone.
It’s great, you know? I mean it’s Qwak which any FRUIT-CORE fan should know is high up there in the best fruit-em-ups of all time. So how does this new port shape up? Well, first up, the iPhone version looks proper awesome. The fruts are vivid and easily distinguishable, there’s a wide range of frut and there are even much loved but rarely seen ‘Giant Frut’. Some levels don’t have so many fruts to collect, but when the fruts fall from the ceiling its nice. There’s so much frut, man. Hahahhahaha!
£1.79 – if a frut cost a penny you’d make that back in about 5 minutes.
It’s got touch screen ghostly direction arrow controls though, which make me go ‘eurgh’ and to be honest it’s poo compared to a proper control pad. You do kinda get used to it, but you’re just never, ever going to get a traditional platform game playing as a platform game needs to play with a virtual control pad. You can try anything; ghosted button, arcade sticks, dynamic deadzone analogue thumb pads… your thumbs are in the way. You feel like a dog outside on the patio, smearing your wet feet down the conservatory doors looking in on a delicious meal of roast chicken.
But yeah, as I said you do kinda get some sort of control thing going on after a bit of perseverance and the controls are about as good as they can be for a platformer on the iPhone.
7/10. The nicest looking Qwak incarnation, the ropiest to control. Shedloads of frut though
GREETINGS FRUITZ FANS!
Long time no FRUT! But all that’s set to change, my fruities. This week sees the release of Atari’s magnificent, old skool and manic arcade platformer The Chase: Felix meets Felicity.
And why are we at Fruitaku towers so excited about this game? Well not only is it a fine little addictive arcade game, it is WALL TO WALL WITH FRUITZ!
Just look at the fruitz in that screen shot! Oh yes, we at Fruitaku strongly believe that The Chase: Felix meets Felicity is going to herald a renaissance in videogaming. A celebration and re-awakening of traditional videogame values from a more civilised era.