iPhone Game Review: Magnetic Joe
It has a very simple goal: guide Magnetic Joe (think blue Pac-Man style creature) around a series of caverns while avoiding spikes.
As his name suggests, Joe is magnetic. By touching the screen, he is drawn towards one of the blue magnets. There are 40 levels to unlock, and you get one star for completing a level and a second star for equalling or matching the developer's time.
That's it, really. Nothing particularly complicated. It seems as if Joe is drawn to the nearest magnet or magnets each time the screen is touched, which propels him onwards through the cavern. There's nothing else to control but this.
The graphics and audio are fairly cutesy - nothing spectacular but not bad, either. It's a very simple game but provides enough amusement for the odd five or ten minutes here and there. Perhaps it's a prelude to more advanced games from the developer in the future -- this is HD Publishing's first title for the iPhone and it's a free download.
Magnetic Joe [iTunes link]
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