Burrow for iPhone. Little Animals may be Cute, but a Game Needs More Than That
Take a bunch of cute animals and start attempting to throw them into a recycling bin and you are either playing Burrow or about to get a visit from the local animal welfare organization. Let’s assume it’s the former!
Burrow is a physics based puzzle game where the task in each level is to launch a cute little animal into a recycling bin. The task is made all the more difficult with the various obstacles put in your way.
You have an unlimited supply of animals to launch and the range of animals have various attributes that can either help or hinder the task at hand. The key to many of the levels though is the transporter, when the entrance and exit are placed it enables you to transport your little animals from one part of the screen to the other.
While there is no formal scoring system in Burrow each level keeps track of how many attempted throws it took you to complete the level so that you can revisit them again to see if you lower the number if you so wish.
The controls are all touch based and are simple to use and there are currently 50 tricky levels to transverse, 25 covering Spring, 25 covering Summer and another 50 levels covering Fall and Winter due to be released in a future free update.
There’s nothing new or ground-breaking in Burrow and playing through the game felt like I was playing a game from 12 months ago and with the speed of mobile gaming development, that’s a long time!
If you’re quick you may still be able to grab Burrow while it’s on offer for free and that’s the perfect price point for a game that needs a lot more polish to help it stand out.
- Cute animals
- Simple controls
- Challenging puzzles
- Limited scoring system
- Steep learning curve
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Updated:Sep 29, 2010
© 2010 Shane Wighton
Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later