August 3, 2012

Toxic Frog by Ramble Interactive

(4.2/5) Toxic Frog for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad is a fun timing-based game centered around a hungry amphibian. The frog that you control can move left, right, up, down, and diagonally in any direction on lily pads. On some lily pads, fireflies will be waiting. Some fireflies glow different colors, which indicates whether they will kill you or help you. The dangerous fireflies will stop glowing for a few seconds, which gives you an opportunity to eat them and gain points. If a firefly is eaten on a gold lily pad, you gain extra points. You will have to avoid some things too, such as the titular toxic frog. Once you eat twenty fireflies, you can hop on an arrow and proceed to the next round, or continue eating fireflies on the same level. There are also leaderboards and achievements which can be earned through either Openfeint or Game Center. The graphics are average, with non-realistic looking fireflies, lilypads, etc. but realistic frogs, backgrounds, etc. The music is some sort of "tribal" music that is somewhat fitting,but a softer and more subtle tune probably would've worked better. Whenever you move, you will hear a somewhat annoying springing sound effect, which can be turned off in the options (thank goodness).Toxic Frog becomes repetitive quite quickly, but is good for short five-minute play sessions. Toxic Frog definitely has potential, but needs some more work on variety. Toxic Frog is available in the app store for $0.99.

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