It’s interesting when developers take an already existing genre and modify it a bit to create something new. Take for instance Vain Media’s new endless “Waddler” The Chub. The game plays a bit like an endless runner, except it’s broken up into levels with the main goal of each being to get The Chub to collect all the ingredients needed to create the special dish of each level and to ultimately eat it.
The game uses tilt controls over taps so you’ll be able to play this game entirely one handed. It’s a top down game so you’ll just need to tilt your device left or right to move The Chub in the direction you want him to. He can move in almost a 180-degree field but will still continuously move forward automatically. There are some levels however that will have gameplay mechanics in place that will allow The Chub to bounce backwards allowing you to pick up ingredients you may have missed, but only to a certain extent. This allows for some interesting gameplay as you have to think about what items you want him to collect and which you can go back and collect again when missed.
Of course that’s not the only challenge presented to you. There are also obstacles that need to be avoided such as sharp cutting objects and burning coals scattered around the level that can put an end to your run.
Graphically, the game doesn’t look too bad. There are some rather interesting character design and art on the menu and cut screen but for the gameplay graphics, they are just okay. By okay, I mean that the graphics are just average and will not turn you off from playing. They are good to a point but isn’t really anything that will grab your attention where you’ll be praising how awesome it looks.
The Chub is actually quite a challenging game and it different from most usual endless runner type games. It’s an interesting concept with a rather strange storyline attached to it, but it’s fun. The only real problem I had with the game itself was mainly tied to the ads that popped up. After dismissing an ad, the game would sometimes just freeze and become unresponsive. I would have to exit and close the app completely and restart it before I could play again.
App Store Link: The Chub
Developer: Vain Media
In-App Purchases: Yes
Compatible Devices: (Universal App) Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
THE CHUB IS HUNGRY! FEED HIM! This unique GAME blends dynamite TILT ACTION with EATING, RUNNING and MORE EATING. Did somebody say bacon-butter cheese doughnuts?
Break into hell’s kitchen, run amok and EAT ALL THE FOOD!
!!! THIS GAME IS NOT EASY
!!! EXTREME TILT CHALLENGE NOT FOR WEAK STOMACHS
Earn stars by dodging obstacles and running fat out of hell! Collect ingredients, then cook and eat your fatty culinary masterpieces. Watch out for obstacles and enemies that stand between you and your meal. Explore a unique blend of action and puzzles.
NAVIGATE 30 LEVELS IN 3 WORLDS!
> First 6 levels are free!
> Steer The Chub with intuitive tilt controls!
> Bounce off springs with realistic physics!
> Ride on magic silver platters!
COLLECT YUMMY INGREDIENTS!
> Follow a trail of food
> MEGA-CHALLENGE: Get all ingredients to earn 3 stars
> Eat after every level – pigging out has never been so guilt-free!
> Enjoy nachos, hamburgers, pizza, fajitas, ice cream sundaes, and more!
*** THIS GAME WILL LET YOU EAT ALL THE FOOD
*** YES THAT’S ALL THE FOOD YOU CAN EAT IT ALL
*** CHEESE DIP IS A WAY OF LIFE
*** BACON ALWAYS WINS!
*** GRAVY FOR THE PEOPLE!!!
*** YES WE HAM!
DODGE OR KILL ENEMIES! BEES! BAKERS! BOMBS! SMASH BADDIES WITH WATERMELONS! BOUNCY PINBALL WORLD!
PRO TIP: Play with one hand – eat with the other!
>>> GO AHEAD. PIG OUT. WE WON’T JUDGE.
DISCLAIMER: Extreme challenge within. May result in thrown phones. We are not responsible for broken hardware. Play near a pillow or soft fleshy person.
[via App Store]