Saturday, April 9, 2011

Oh man, this free IttiBitz App is terrible!

I am a very firm believer that you get what you pay for, meaning I should expect nothing from a free iPhone app, but man, this one is just terrible.

Here's level one from the IttiBitz® Ice Cream Fun Factory (built with GameSalad). All you have to do is slide the bowl back and forth with your finger and try to catch the IttiBitz that are falling. To spice things up, you have to avoid catching the mint (green) IttiBitz. Sometimes the bitz bounce off those little grey circles/pins and go off in a different direction... oh the excitement!

Decisions I question:
  1. Why are there only 3 levels? Why not have a level for every flavor, and then you could show the real product at the end of the round.
  2. Why is there a 30 second time limit per round? Boring! give me a number to catch instead.
  3. Why is this game horizontal? The balls bounce too quick in this short space. I'd much rather see a vertical game with a smaller bowl.
  4. Why can't you control your cup by tilting? that would be more challenging and more fun.
  5. Why can't you fail? There is no thrill of victory without the agony of defeat!
  6. Why must I be connected to the internet to play? The game loads, but the level won't start without it.
I'm sorry, but this game is horrendous. It feels like it was made by someone who just didn't care. Why put in half the effort? I mean, the little pins don't even change between the three rounds, how lazy is that? What a wasted marketing opportunity. It feels like this game was made in under an hour.

Better free ice cream game apps: Scoops & Spread the Love

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