F is for Falling Review for iPhone and iPod Touch
Jumping off a plane and freefalling from 40,000 feet is no easy feat in itself. How far do you think you can fall without running into something like a hot air balloon or a UFO, even? Here’s your chance to show off your mad skills in Jonathan Mulcahy’s F is for Falling for iPhone and iPod Touch.
F is for Falling is similar to Doodle Jump, but in reverse. Your goal is to fall as far as you can without running into an object. The game begins as soon as your stick figure character jumps off a plane. As you make your descent, you quickly realize that the sky is not as empty as you thought. Soon objects will begin to appear onscreen, so you must keep your eyes and ears open before your journey comes to a complete halt.
Hazards come in different forms: hang gliders, UFOs, hot air balloons, airplanes/helicopter, jet pack wearing stick figures, missiles and birds. Running into any of these, with the exception of the birds, will immediately end the game. Hitting the birds will temporarily spin you out of control. Also, clouds have a big impact on the game. Flying into regular clouds slows your descent rate and going through thunder clouds will increase your rate of speed. So you must take these things into consideration as you make your way to the ground.
There are two ways of controlling your stick figure. You may use the accelerometer’s tilt feature to move your character from side to side or opt to use touch controls by depressing both the left and right side of the screen to move him in that direction. From this settings page, which appears as a small icon underneath the letter G on the main menu, you also have the option to turn the game’s soundtrack off and just have the wind noise playing during the game.
F is for Falling provides a simple menu which gives you a button to start the game, another to access leaderboards and achievements and a third button which takes you to the developer’s website.
Graphics used in F is for Falling are simple fun pieces of pencil and watercolor filled pieces artwork that works like a charm. It is a basic game concept built with clean, doodle-style graphics and polished off by its powerful cinematic soundtrack.
F is for Falling for iPhone and iPod Touch comes highly recommended to Doodle Jump fans everywhere. It is a challenging, action-packed game that will provide endless hours of fun for the whole family. F for Falling is available now at the iTunes App Store for $.99.
Check out F is for Falling’s gameplay on the video below.
Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.
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