Sean L. Gilley, the developer of Splatz! 1.0, has launched a brand new application that promises to be a lot of fun. Simple in concept, Splatz! has only one rule – keep the viewport clean. With good focus and some steady nerves, all ages can play at grabbing the fast moving, paint filled balloons before they hit the screen and splatter.
Splatz! is a fresh, fun addition to the App Store. It appeals to all ages, from children to adults. The Splatz! game concept is very simple, yet provides enough challenge to satisfy even hardy gamers. The object is to keep the viewport clean. The viewport is actually a circle through which the user watches for rising balloons and works at intercepting them before they splatter paint all over the viewport. If several balloons burst, the result can be quite messy. It also makes it difficult to see what’s coming.
In order to keep the viewing area clean, players must grab the balloons with their finger and drag them off into the shaded area. Extra bonus points are awarded at the end of each level, depending how well a player does. Sounds easy but it takes some concentration and fast reflexes. The balloons have unpredictable speeds and travel in packs. They also move around in small circles. Players never know when a balloon may just decide to fling itself against the viewport, so there’s an element of surprise to the game, as well.
- Colorful, easy interface
- Simple concept and gameplay makes it perfect for kids or adults
- Unlimited levels of gameplay
- Bonus points possible
- Start on any level from one to ten
- Top ten high scores are saved
The Splatz! app offers ten different levels of play that a player can start on, with unlimited levels of difficulty beyond that. For people who like to beat their previous best, Splatz! saves the top ten highest scores achieved. It’s possible for two or more players to have their own tournament by trying to surpass each other’s top score. Fun and challenge aside, one of the nicest aspects of Splatz! is that it is suitable for everyone. That means an entire family can enjoy the game just as much the hardcore gamers. It’s not often that users see that in an iPhone app.
- iPhone and iPod touch
- Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
- 1.3 MB
Pricing and Availability
Splatz! 1.0 is only $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. Promo codes are available for qualified reviewers. Please specify the website or blog you represent when making your request.