Woddle and waddle along to Google Play and pick up Penguin Panic! Save these suicidal penguins from falling into a pit of killer whales. No one really knows why or where they’re falling from, but it’s your job – yes you – to use your magical Android phone and fingers to rescue these waddlers from their demise.
Objective: The aim is simply to touch and drag a trail of ice blocks: creating a platform for the falling penguins to bounce off. You need to repel them into a gap inside a wall thus preventing them from falling to their death.
Gameplay: You are an almighty being with a wall on the right which has a gap roughly in the middle. You apply pressure on your screen and drag: A trail of ice appears as little blocks which the penguins are able to bounce off. Every ice block will disappear upon contact, thus meaning you may have to replace them. You can also overlap these ice blocks which means that if you get the perfect angle then you can maintain it. Unfortunately you have a limited supply of cubes and it takes a short while for the ice block gauge to recharge.
As you progress through the levels then there are few variations to keep the game interesting: the difficulty increases; the position of the gap in the wall changes and the wall flips to the left hand side. In the early stages this is fairly predictable but later on its unpredictable (and frustrating). You also have to realise that the velocity of the penguins will decrease after every bounce, which implies that the more your little suicidal friend smashes its body against blocks, then the less momentum he will have and the more difficult it will be for him to jump into the gap. At some point, you’ll instinctively know when to say bye-bye to your friend.
Music: I really want to touch on the music because when you hear it, it isn’t like your classic super energetic pumping deep base soundtrack. It’s a more soothing, relaxed, laid back tune. One that will almost make you sleep, so avoid playing this in the morning on the bus… UNLESS… you’re easily frustrated by the inability of rescuing your friends. Actually, if they’re not your friends and you hate them… I guess you can laugh and find enjoyment in watching them fall to their despair. (Just saying.)
Rating: 3/5 You might find this game a little challenging at first and maybe you won’t hesitate to spam that 1 star rating on Google Play. But if you relax and slide your fingers across your screen calmly and gracefully then you’ll save that pessimistic penguin.
In case you’re wondering, the rating is a bit off the maximum 5 its because there are only four stages, wherein each stage has 3 levels. So in total, there are only 12 rounds of penguin rescuing to play… which makes me feel sad, as the feeling of saving penguins is rather satisfying and rewarding…
Developers: BarrComp Apps