Seallife: Neon’s Turtle Toss is a children’s adventure game from Brandyl Inc. You play as Neon, a seal who is exploring his new home. The game plays like an endless running game. Try to see how far you can get while collecting points and avoiding dangerous enemies by bouncing a turtle shell around on the screen. Get hit by an enemy though and it’ll end your run.
The main goal of the game is to see how far you can get and how many points you can acquire. You gain points by popping bubbles and balloons while also collecting other objects to increase your multiplier. That’s about it. Keep going to see how many points you can get and just don’t get hit by the birds dropping rocks or the crabs.
The controls in the game are not what I would really call natural. There is a long tutorial at the beginning of each game that explains how to play, but I had to go through it a few times to really understand it. It’s not like most games where you can kind of just pick it up and play. You really need to read how to play in order to understand. For a kid’s game, this might be a huge turn off as I know from experience, my kid hates having to read through menus. Kids just want to play, not tab through screen upon screen of instructions. However, once you do figure out how the controls work, it’s really not that bad. You just need to get used to them.
Once they do get to the play portion of the game, they’ll discover a game that has potential to be fun. You need to swipe in a direction to launch your turtle shell (which never really seems to go in the direction you want it to or with the force you want) and then double tap to have it magically come back to you. You can also tap and hold on the screen to make a magic cloud appear that will allow you to move the turtle shell around the screen. Basically, keep the shell moving for the optimal score, but make sure you keep a look out for enemies as you’ll need that shell back to hit them with.
Seallife: Neon’s Turtle Toss is not really the type of game I would have gone out and purchased on my own. Sure it makes a decent kids game, but for $1.99, there are others out there that are better. The controls in the game are a bit strange at first and the gameplay is pretty repetitive with the only incentive for playing is to level up and unlock new items. It does have the potential to be a cute and fun game, but you really need to spend the time to unlock all the extras in order to make the most of it.
Have some fun and join Neon and his friends in the all-new island adventure, Seallife. This is a great game for everyone! Enjoy endless excitement helping Neon, the delightful seal-pup explore his new beach home. Help him rescue baby turtles from an evil bird, Skylord. Bounce the turtle shell to pop balloons and bubbles, collect fruit, and snag power-ups. Watch out though, not everyone on the island wants to play nice. Tap and swipe to fling the shell at incoming crabs and deflect falling rocks as Skylord tries to spoil Neon’s fun. How far can you go?
As you play you will earn experience to unlock even more exciting power-ups that can help Neon. Keep leveling up to travel farther, earn higher scores, and discover the story of Neon’s island adventure. Everyone will want this must-play family-friendly mobile game. Who’s really King of the beach? Compare scores with friends and find out!
[via App Store]
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