Little Acorns (by Chillingo) is a groovy casual game that features a jazzy squirrel trying to collect as many acorns as he can to take care of his family and to get some new duds throughout the 60 levels, 4 seasons and 3 years of gameplay. An indication of a great iPad game is one that sucks you into the game and has the ability to transport you away from the everyday grind for a few brief moments — I found this in Little Acorns. While this game could be viewed as just another platform game in the iTunes App Store, I don’t believe it is, and for a few great reasons.
Namely, this game has interesting personality that is seen in the jazzy squirrel character that you get to customize through reaching achievements during the level gameplay, but more importantly, this game is fun and has some great physics puzzle gameplay that is seen in many other games, but all packed into one — such as traditional platform gaming where your squirrel has to collect acorns (as all squirrels do) by jumping up and down and running side to side. But as the game goes on, the platform becomes a little weird allowing your squirrel to fall through (at certain spots), pass through the platform at others, and fly through the air using a rope, which is where the real fun lies in this game. There are power-ups, obstacles, enemies (bugs), and other items to collect like fruit (goes well with acorns) throughout the game.
Another cool difference that sets this game apart from the others is the unique layout of the game levels in seasons, as well as years (cool idea), which is unique and people can identify with. Little Acorns also sports some groovy music that easily gets you into the game, making this a most enjoyable platform gamimg experience. Lastly, my favorite part of the game is at the end of each level where you can see your squirrel in his tree home with this family counting up the acorns — gotta love it. Check out all of our iPad app reviews. Crazy Mike
Little Acorns iPad App Details
Title: Little Acorns
Size: 17.7 MB
Developer: Chillingo Ltd
Store: iTunes App Store
Little Acorns iPad App Download Link
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Little Acorns iPad App Developer Description
“I have no negative comments regarding Little Acorns.” — App-Score, 10/10
“The all-around quality of Little Acorns makes it a must-own for fans of 2D platformers – and pretty much anyone who enjoy iOS gaming.” — AppTudes, 4.5/5
“With its quirky and wonderful graphics, relaxing game mechanic and simple yet effective control system, Little Acorns, has me going nuts (in a good way).” — AppAdvice
Guide Mr. Nibbles the acorn hoarding squirrel through a variety of levels in this charming platforming adventure. Collect the acorns scattered around each zone to stock up for winter. Featuring super simple controls, a variety of game mechanics with a cute and lovable look, Little Acorns is an adventure that is completely at home on iOS.
• LITTLE ACORNS…BIG GAME
Little Acorns features 60 cleverly designed levels to explore! Spread out over 4 seasons and 3 years, you’ll be hunting nuts for hours on end!
• SEASONED GAMEPLAY
Fluid, simple platforming controls that mean players of all skills can enjoy this captivating adventure. With classic platformer gameplay, mixed with a modern visual style, you’d be nuts not to love it.
• SQUIRREL POWER!
Collect power-ups to save time and grab high scores including a time stopping clock and an invulnerability crash helmet. Dodge or defeat a variety of enemies including dopey caterpillars and hanging spiders on your way to collecting all the acorns and fruit in the game!