Anodia Review for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad
Brick breaker fans are in for a treat with Anodia by Clueless Little Muffin. Prepare to be surprised. The game offers everything you love about brick breaking, and more. Aside from traditional bricks, you’ll be breaking up pixels, geometric shapes, and various objects. And as a plus, this is a universal app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
Anodia is a brick-breaking game that has turned an otherwise classic game into something original and fresh. Currently, it offers one large pack of 48 levels, and another mini pack of five levels. You’ll have to play through the Campaign mode in order to unlock levels, which you can then select in Quick Play mode to play individually.
The main level pack is divided into eight groups, each of which has certain theme. Every level looks different, not just in the placement of “bricks” but also in the entire design. The targets vary. You’ll encounter diverse objects such as hanging lamps, geometric shapes, flowers, pictures composed of tiny pixel-like squares, and of course, more classic bricks. Different items will take a different number of hits to break. In addition, objects shift about, rotate, and sway. Some may move on their own, while others will respond when hit. Sometimes, your ball may also be thwarted by unbreakable obstacles.
A good number of fun power-ups are available. These will randomly drop when your ball hits bricks. Generally, green power-ups are beneficial, while the red ones can be considered as power-downs. Power-ups can make your paddle longer or faster, turn your ball into steel or make it explode whenever it hits bricks, give you multi-balls, and even add guns to your paddle. The negative drops include clouds that diminish visibility, an electrical surge that freezes your paddle momentarily, etc. Occasionally, you can also pick up an extra life. In total, over 20 bonuses are available. One special ability unique to Anodia is a gravity field. Tapping anywhere on the screen will draw your balls toward the area. The effect is of course temporary, and you can’t use it all the time. You’ll be able to create the gravity field more frequently as the number of bricks diminishes.
Anodia has a gorgeous design and works terrifically on both the iPhone and iPad. Each level looks and feels different. This enticed me to play on and on to discover what the next level would offer. The main thing the game lacks right now is difficulty levels. More advanced players may wish to play with a faster ball, so this would be a good option to add in an update. I also look forward to seeing yet more level packs in future. All in, Anodia is a top-notch brick breaker game—possibly even the best for the iOS.
Anodia is a must-buy for anyone who enjoys brick breaker games. As a universal app, it offers a great value at just $1.99 in the App Store.
Note: A promotional code was provided by the creator for use in this article.
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