We’ve already reviewed PapiJump, Sunflat’s cutesy-fun gaming App in which users have to direct a red bouncy ball (Papi) up towards an endless goal. You thought that’s all Papi would do? Well, you’re wrong. So wrong. Because Sunflat has released two new Papi games featuring our favorite smiling sphere: PapiPole and PapiRiver!
Papi is seated atop of a wobbly pole (which makes him look more like a wobbly lollipop). Use your finger to keep Papi upright and feed him cheeseburgers. But beware of the spike balls.
Gude Papi down the river by tilting the iPhone. Make sure Papi doesn’t get smacked around by the jagged edges or left behind by the increasing flow of the rapids.
- Pause button allows you to stop where you are and pick up where you left off; pause screen also allows you to adjust the sound level or return to the main menu
- Submit your best scores online
- With PapiRiver, you can configure the tilt calbiration to your liking
- It’s Papi…and he’s awesome!
- No varying modes of difficulty or levels (The one and only real goal is to get the highest point total in the world…)
- Score submission and how-to screens open a new window in Safari, which closes out the games
- Limited sound effects, no music (However, the developers are working on enabling the iPod to play in the background, so you can add your own soundtrack to Papi’s adventures)
- Not really a limitation, but PapiRiver reminds us an awful lot of another game we once reviewed: Tunnels
Two-for-one: PapiPole and PapiRiver:
There isn’t much to the Papi games, but they are fun to play. The iPod integration will be a welcome feature to these games. Sunflat has more Papi games in development, and you bet your red bouncy ball we’ll review them. Viva Papi!