App Apes Verdict
- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Gameplay - 5/105/10
- Replay Value - 3/103/10
The graphics in Ice Hockey Penguins aren’t ground breaking, but they are clean and crisp. There are six levels an each seems to only change in the color of the opponent’s helmet color. It doesn’t seem to save players progress, so each time the app is restarted the player has to restart. As the game is so challenging, it would do well to add a leadership board, for as is, the only reward for players is an even more difficult level.
Though there are only a handful of words used in the game, it does offer several languages, which is a nice feature. The game play is challenging, but it also grows taxing, dulled by repetition early on. The opponent penguins do not so much react to the players puck shots, but rather move back and forth idly, like icebergs. The levels simple add a new goal to the total number of goals needed to continue on. Perhaps the most aggravating feature, or the lack there of, is the fact that the pucks do not ricochet off walls. This cuts out a great deal of possible angles players can use to score a goal. However, players can lightly tap on a puck to have it stop in place in order to line of a better, full-force straight shot, meaning there is some strategy to be exercised in this app, but not much.
Players who enjoy doing the same task over and over again, and never having their progress save, may enjoy Ice Hockey Penguins, but everyone else may want to keep this on (figurative) ice. With only six levels and limited differences from one to the other, Ice Hockey Penguins will lose most players interest quickly. With a public leadership board, the app may be able to capitalize on its challenging game play, but until that is a reality, Ice Hockey Penguins plays like a air hockey table with no walls and a paralyzed opponent.
What? Penguins can play ice hockey? Of course they can! And they are all over the world! In this challenging game you’ll have to go through six countries to be the champion! If you like ice hockey you’ll love this game!
- Awesome graphics!
- Awesome sounds and music!
- Addicting game play!
- Six challenging levels!
- English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish languages!