App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 4.5/104.5/10
- Gameplay - 5/105/10
- Replay Value - 6/106/10
Happy Helicopter, or as the title screen calls it, Jovial Helicopter, is a common tap and avoid obstacles game that offers a challenge, but little originality.
The graphics are basic and strive for the retro pixel edge look. So while they are not mind blowing, they are not distracting either. There are some flaws with spaces between a few sections of the walls, the title is blurry, and the fact that it’s all shades of green gets dull fast. However, the worst part is the ads. Flashing ads at the top of the screen serve only to distract the user from the challenging game play. On top of this, after three matches a full screen ad appears, as well, and does so with a delay that often leads players to believe the game is freezing and do a test tap for responsiveness only to be redirected by an ad that suddenly pops up. This every third match an ad may sound reasonable in theory, but three matches goes incredible quick with the difficultly of the non-intuitive controls.
The game lags at times leading to losses, accidental ad clicks, and app closures. It is a very challenging Flappy Bird like game, but this is in large part because the controls are far from intuitive. Players tap once to zoom right, then tap again to zoom left, back and forth, meaning the only way up is in zig-zags. Players who really love a challenge might enjoy this game, but others might be turned off by the frustration of the helicopter’s movements. Once players get the hang of it, the game can be fun, and with leaderboards and the prospect of attaining a high score, may be able to entice some to play for quite some time.
Overall, Happy Helicopter will make challenge hounds happy, but annoy all others, only partly because of the near impossible challenge, and mostly because of the excessive ads.
Happy Helicopter – Tap the screen to change the direction. Let the copter pass through the sticks to level up.You have not to touch hammers, the borders of the screen or any other objects. Try to beat players’ high score to be in the top of the leaderboard. This game is addictive and also optimized for both tablets and phones with a beautiful responsive design. Enjoy it!