BirdieBoy (Free) by Jonas Bager
Available on iPhone & iPod Touch
I confess. The only reason I gave this app a try is because the icon is so dumb it’s funny! A badly drawn bird and a crying kid with a bird sitting on his head… it screams campy.
The game itself could be described as a little campy, but mostly it’s just dumb. Tilt your device left and right to make BirdieBoy move, and your goal is to catch the badly drawn birds that are falling out of a nest, onto a trampoline, and hopefully into the basket on poor BirdieBoy’s head. There are eggs that occasionally fall from the sky, but as far as I can tell they only result in “slow” or “+1″ which gives you a bonus life. Lives, marked by the BirdieBoy heads at the top of the screen, are lost when you fail to catch a bird.
As a casual game it’s not very original, but I do like the crying kid and the terrible artwork for their sheer camp value, and the campiness is further supported by the Atari 2600-era background music and sound effects.
Should you buy BirdieBoy? YES, but only if you’re a blood relative of BirdieBoy or a close personal friend of Jonas Bager.
|Fun||Super fun if you’re BirdieBoy’s parents|
|Sound & Graphics||Hilariously bad|
|Controls||Easy but a little sluggish even if you don’t catch the “slow” egg|
|Replay Value||Awesome replay value for anyone who’s directly related to BirdieBoy|
|Overall||If BirdieBoy gets beat up at school this game might be the reason|
|App Name:||BirdieBoy (iTunes)|
|Price as of this writing:||Free.|
|Available on:||iPhone & iPod Touch|
|Device & iOS used for review:||iPhone 4, iOS 5.0|