Fly Vs. Car won’t blow you away with it’s graphics and game-play but it’ll certainly touch your heart. This retro 2D Atari-like throwback takes seconds not hours to play, and half of all profits generated through it’s downloads are being donated to Childs Play Charity which puts toys in the hands of sick children all over the globe.
Fly Vs. Car, created by Snow Day Games, is a fly’s version of the game Frogger. You bob and weave a fluttering fly between two lanes of oncoming traffic, making every attempt to avoid a gooey windshield laden demise. To move your fly just tilt your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad from side to side. The cars come toward you quickly and in varying intervals, and it’s your job to safely slide around and between them without making contact.
Avoiding cars seems like it’d be a simple task. After all, the graphics are majorly old school, the cars are majorly old school, and all you have to do is tilt left-to-right to avoid them, so there’s no possible way that you won’t be able to dominate this game for hours on end. Right? Well, think again. I literally only last a minute or two at best when I play. Mainly because in order to avoid cars you’ve got to literally miss every aspect of the car. If you are within a hairs width of the car mirror you’re donesky!
As mentioned cars approach you one and two at a time and in varying speeds and intervals. As cars get closer they actually slow down, which would lead you to believe that it makes the game easier, but in fact it makes it harder. How can this be? Well, when one car begins to slow down, another catches up. When this happens the car on the left for example could arrive first, but the car on the right ends up taking the lead at the last second requiring you to alter your approach at a moments notice. In instances like this the window in which you can avoid both cars is so narrow that it requires stealthy reflexes and precision maneuvering to escape.
Overall Fly Vs. Car isn’t a game that I think everybody will love, but for some it’ll provide adequate entertainment, sufficient challenge, and for busy parents on the go it’ll keep the kids entertained. Although it’s a very basic game, in some ways it’s simplicity makes it more appealing. It’s a very kid friendly game. All it takes to play is opening the app and press the play button. It’s the kind of game you can whip out and play for 2-5 minutes at a time, try to beat your previous high score, then put away and not really think about it for several days. The other really great aspect of the game is its charitable affiliation. I’m a big fan of sharing proceeds with charities, so whether you end up loving, hating, or just finding the game OK, you can still feel good about the purchase because you’re helping provide needy kids with new toys.
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Requirements: iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad; iPhone OS 2.2.1 or later
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