| | 11-19-2012, 10:26 AM Thread Author #3
Here's my initial review. Basically, as you could see if you checked out the gameplay footage on YouTube, the idea is to get your critter to the exit door, while avoiding obstacles like guards who beat you like a baby seal if they see you, scientists who alert the guards, and acid pit-traps that melt you like a gremlin in water.
Levels unlock as you complete them, and new areas and bonus levels unlock as you earn stars for completing objectives. Two objectives are completed by exiting the level, and collecting a gem on each one. Besides those, a third star is earned by completing one of a small variety of level specific objectives. These can include completing the level without being detected, by beating up all the guards, by beating the clock, or by saving all the caged critters.
Gems work as currency in the game, allowing you to buy costumes for your critter, and power-ups you can use to help you complete levels and objectives. So far, I haven't felt the need to purchase power-ups, as the stages provide enough if you can figure out the most frugal ways of using them. The bonus levels you unlock by collecting stars offer you 25 more gems each when you complete them, so there doesn't seem to be a necessity in making any in app purchases.
The controls can be customised, allowing you to drag the path of the critter, or simply point and tap. The benefit of the path drag, is that the game pauses as you draw the path. And the path can be cancelled at any time if you make a mistake. There's no way I found to view the level, so dragging a path over the entire place, then cancelling, is a viable alternative to seeing where you have to go, and what the layout is.
The available power-ups scattered through out some of the levels allow you to run fast, go invisible or grow into a Hulkritter and return the beat-down to the guards. Also, the traps on some of the levels, while only activating when you trigger them, can be timed to take out the guards too.
There are a lot of levels, so the game seems worth it for the price.