‘Fly Fu Pro’ iPhone Game Review
Fly Fu Pro is a highly detailed weapons based beat-em up game that is accompanied by a unique visual scheme. You play as McFly, a fly that is well versed in the art of Fly Fu. Your mission is to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend, Kate Moth, from evil spiders that are holding her captive. Ebony Overseer is your nemesis and you will spend your time trying to get to her to get your girl back.
Fly Fu Pro’s control system varies greatly due to the number of things you can do and the number of different game types. It is close to what some might call a button masher at times but as the game goes on you will have the opportunity to use other weapons. There are ten weapons that you can use, five melee weapons and five projectiles. Of course the basis of Fly Fu is punching and kicking but the other methods are acceptable.
The four different mini-games also play a huge role in how the control system works. For example, one mini-game consists of navigating a feather up and down avoiding obstacles and gathering objects. The mini-games such as this one help break up the button mashing style game play and change the entire game. The weapons that become available throughout the game also make the game much more diverse and increase the amount of fun you can have. There is a currency system in place so that you can purchase these weapons as they become available which is nice because it gives you enough choice. The game provides plenty of opportunity to play it your way within the confines of the story.
The concept is fairly simple to grasp. You want to beat the crap out of all of the bugs that are aiding in the kidnapping of your girlfriend, Kate Moth. Various methods will ensue but the goal remains the same. Much of the time there is a number of bugs that you must beat up to go on to the next scene. The ability to buy new weapons is pretty cool because it allows you to change up the madness with a new method of kicking butt. There are 24 skills that you can utilize as well such as fire breathing, life leeching and turning McFly into stone. The ability to collect Mana to gain other abilities offers yet another way for you to change the way McFly goes about his business. For example by filling up the Fire mana points McFly’s attacks become much more painful and by filling up the Water mana makes McFly’s endurance greater. These are just a few examples of how the game’s different aspects can make this game more and more complex as you go.
The visual and audio presentation of this game are great. I thoroughly enjoyed the unique environment that is created by Magnus Muhr’s “Deadly Fly Art”. The atmosphere is very cool and the music ties into the theme of the game perfectly. At first the thought of it being a Fly Fu game threw me a bit but it is all tied together quite well. The game sports 20+ species of bugs that also changes the visual aspect quite a bit and keeps the enemies you face fresh and fairly new. My favorite part of this game is the attention to detail and its diversity throughout the entirety of the game.
Overall, Fly Fu Pro is a unique game that has numerous changes in its game play. With four mini-game types and a evolving story mode, you rarely find the situations staying the same. There is a common base to much of the action but it usually comes with a unique twist such as a new weapon or ability. Survival mode gives you a chance to get out of the story mode and see how long you can last. For the price of 99 cents you cannot go wrong here.
- Unique Visuals
- Diverse Game Play
- Numerous Enemies
- A little more color would be nice
- Better animations on the death of some insects
$0.99 (View in iTunes)
Released: Mar 17, 2011
1.0 (iOS 4.0 Tested)
Size: 47.1 MB
Seller: Invictus Games Ltd.
© Invictus Games Ltd. All rights reserved. (C) 2011
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later