Sushi Boy Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

By on Nov 11, 2010 at 8:30 am

Fancy some sushi? In Sushi Boy by wefiends, you’ll be tilting your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad like crazy in order to catch as much sushi as you can. Sushi will fall from the sky like rain, first slowly, then faster and faster. Can you keep up?

Sushi Boy is a casual, pick-up-and-play game that should appeal to many. Its gameplay is so simple that anyone can start playing immediately, whether an eight-year-old kid or an eighty-year-old grandmother. All you need to do is tilt your device from side to side, and Sushi Boy will slide about and catch the sushi that hits him. If the default tilting mode doesn’t work for you, you can also select an alternate tap-to-play mode, where you have to tap the left and right sides of your screen to make Sushi Boy move accordingly.

At the start of each game, you’re given ten lives. Each time you miss catching a sushi, you’ll lose one life. Don’t just rush to catch everything though. Not everything that falls is sushi. If you get hit by a bomb, boot, or other objects, Sushi Boy will get dazed and frozen. Tap him to wake him up.

You’ll also have the chance to grab power-ups and bonuses. Sometimes, a magnet will drop from the sky. If you catch it, it will help you attract the falling sushi for a short period of time. You will also be rewarded if you catch a minimum of twenty pieces of sushi consecutively. Yet more bonus points will be awarded when you catch more sushi, such as fifty and a hundred. Every now and then, when you’ve earned a certain number of points, you’ll get to a bonus round, where Sushi Boy will shoot up a bright orange sky to collect gold coins in his path. Tilt your device to guide him. You may also be lucky enough to pick up a few extra lives.

Another fun part about Sushi Boy is that you can customize the game. Using the coins you’ve earned, you can unlock hats, pets, and new backgrounds. Different hats will give you different special abilities, and pets will automatically assist you in catching sushi. Presumably, the most expensive pet, Roboboy, will do the best job. Beware though, as I found out, if you play with Roboboy he’ll do such an efficient job that the game might get boring!

Sushi Boy comes with great artwork and retro-sounding music, which gets cute too in its own way. While Sushi Boy isn’t the first “catch the falling stuff” game, it has implemented everything together very nicely. The bonus play and unlockables add to the game’s overall fun factor. On the iPad, the game is yet more gorgeous.

When you see the magnet indicator appear at the bottom of the screen, move to it immediately. Otherwise, the magnet will fall so fast you might miss it.

Sushi Boy is well recommended to anyone looking for a casual, pick-up-and-play game. As a universal app, it is certainly worth catching from the App Store at only $0.99.

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Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.

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