In this arcade action game you are given 10 tries per level to release all the butterflies while accumulating points. Butterflies are sealed in jars that must be broken to release their contents. A jar will break if it reaches the ground, thereby setting the trapped butterfly free.
Your only recourse to save said butterflies is to toss a little spikey creature around the play field to plow through the plants the butterfly jars rest on. You will have to plan your moves wisely if you are to release all butterflies for a level. Make use of the wooden (brown) wall structures to reach higher areas, since some wall structures spikey will cling to and, in later levels, some items spikey will bounce off of.
Control is entirely mouse-based. Aim the trajectory for Spikey by positioning the cursor where you want it to go, then click the mouse button. Release all butterflies to advance to the next level.
Analysis: With simple to grasp, intuitive controls and colorful pixelrific graphics, Spikey's Bounce Around is a delightful game to play for people of all ages. It's a light-hearted game that offers a relatively simple challenge, and that's a good thing. The game plays a bit like the recently reviewed Peggle, only in reverse. Instead of shooting down at the items and locations, you shoot up at them.
I did encounter a small bug with one of the levels, however, but nothing that will ruin the experience for you. In one of the games I played, Spikey clung to the wall on my last shot before the last jar reached the ground, which released the final butterfly. The game told me I had failed, though, and I was forced to replay the level again. A relatively minor issue that probably won't occur that often.
Another hit from Donut Games. Looking forward to what they come up with next.