Bulba the Cat [rating: 3/5]
Ever wanted to control a bouncing cat around multiple levels while collecting sushi? No, me neither, but now you can with Bulba the Cat for iPhone.
The cartoon graphics will certainly appeal to a younger crowd, as will the cute music and sound effects, don’t let the cuteness fool you though as underneath is a challenging 3D plat-former.
The game takes advantage of iPhone’s accelerometer and tilting your iPhone side to side and back and fourth with move the leaping kitty around the screen.
There are 60 levels of increasing difficulty with each level adding additional cans of sushi to be collected and extra obstacles to overcome. From windmills that can work with and against you and sloping landscapes that shoot you off in the opposite direction and large mushrooms that will enhance your jumping ability the challenge as you progress through the levels gets progressively difficult.
All these obstacles must be navigated with Bulba the Cat who is permanently jumping which adds an additional level of difficulty. Someone needs to give this cat some Prozac!
Unlike a traditional cat that has 9 lives Bulba has infinite lives and so any sudden dip into the water that surrounds him will merely send him back to the beginning of the level.
The early levels can be relatively easy to complete but as soon as the windmills and sloping landscapes come into play certain levels may take multiple attempts to complete. This may prove to be frustrating for younger players that have been attracted by the cuteness of the main character.
Reply value is limited with no leader boards, achievements or even in game scoring so while is may entertain you for a while it won’t last long.
- Cute graphics
- 60 levels
- High difficulty for younger players
- Limited replay value
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Updated: Dec 18, 2010
Current Version: 1.1
1.1 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later