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April 27, 2011 Categories: Game Reviews and Video Games. Tags: Angry Birds, App, App Store, Apple, Application, Arcade, Doodle Jump, iPhone, Review, T.U.G., The Under Gamer, Tiny Wings, Video Game Review, and Video Games. No Comments on The Under Gamer Review: Tiny Wings

I’m a huge gamer when it comes to the console, handhelds and the PC, but sometimes I’d like to take things easy and play on my iPhone. I am aware that they don’t compare to the competition like Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, but they are still fun and enjoyable to play. Of all the games that are on the iPhone, like Angry Birds and Doodle Jump, there was a game for awhile that even beat out those popular games when it first came out. I am of course talking about…

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Yes another iPhone game revolving around a bird, but this has nothing to do with merciless crashing into walls to destroy pigs. You play as a small bird with, of course, tiny wings and your dream is to fly. Due to your small wings, you can’t accomplish that dream and you’ll need to rely on the hills and by doing that will give you the speed that you need in order to fly for a short time. In order for this to occur you must tap on the screen at the right moment and release at also the right moment to receive more air hang time. During the game, you must reach to the end of each island before it becomes nightfall and rack up points by either touching the clouds, collecting coins or performing perfect slides. If you complete three consecutive perfect slides, which is when you hit a hill and continue at the speed your at, you enter fever mode and your points are multiplied based on what kind of nest you’ve obtained through completing achievements like having fever mode for thirty seconds or reach Island 8 before it become night or even getting to the fifth while the came is upside down. This is indeed one fast paced game and just one mistake can cost you the entire round and it is impossible to fully recover from it.

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As for the game play, I was thoroughly impressed with the simplicity of the game and just how addicting it can be for someone into iPhone games. It really reminiscent to the Arcade games where you spent your allowance trying to beat the high scores and also improving in the game. I remember when I first played it I was really confused on what I needed to do to get my bird to advance further, but after awhile I got the hang of it and was immediately racking up a lot of points in the game. So as you can see, the game will need some good getting use to because since it is a new concept on the iPhone application market, but the reward is far more greater to those who enjoy the classic style of games that were made popular through the Arcades. Another thing that I enjoy in this game is the fact that the island change color and patterns everyday…

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This adds more depth to the game and gives the gamer the motivation to play the game more to see what the island will look like when they reach it. It also gives the gamer something colorful to look at rather than seeing the same color over and over again. This applies to its stiff competition in the application war between them, Angry Birds and Doodle Jump. While they both have different episode and themes, they get tiresome to watch over and over and that is where Tiny Birds shines against the front runners and how the application became so popular. My only problem with this game was the tutorial and how confusing it was to understand what needs to be done to get the bird flying. Other than that, I really enjoy this game and hope other have or will enjoy as well.

So if you are in need of a solid iPhone game application, I would highly recommend it to just about anyone in need of a classic Arcade style or just something new and unique.

I give this a 9.5 out of 10

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