Spaliens [rating: 3/5]
Spaliens is the latest match 3 style game to be released to the App Store developed by EcoSoft. This iPhone/iPod touch game challenges you to help the alien creatures name Spaliens to successfully escape from their planet before it explodes.
Your method for achieving this goal is to match three or more Spaliens to make them disappear to clear the screen and earn yourself some star dust points that add up to make your high-score.
The Spaliens will line themselves up along the bottom of the screen awaiting for you to launch them to the descending wall of Spaliens that you need to clear before they crush you. The launch controls work well as rather than having to aim and fire where you want your Spalien to land you can just touch the location directly.
While this makes things easier the speed and difficulty racks up pretty quickly to get the balance just right. Clear multiple Spaliens consecutively and you will get a teleport special move that will clear all the Spailens in it’s path.
The game looks ok and the Spaliens themselves look cute. However each time you launch a Spalien it lets out a little ‘yippee’ and after a while it can get pretty annoying.
There is little variety to the game and it would certainly benefit from either additional Spailens, power-ups or audio. But while Spaliens may not stay on your iPhone or iPod Touch for long for 99c it will provide a quick and fun challenge. Spaliens for iPhone is fun to play but ultimately limited match 3 style game.
- Easy controls
- Cute aliens
The Not So Good
Price: $0.99 (iTunes Store)
Released: Apr 16, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.0
Size: 5.2 MB
©Eco-S Software Development Ltd.
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.