Cover Orange 2


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coverorange2.jpgGrinnypRain engenders many cliches in the English language. April showers bring May flowers. Rain, rain, go away, come again some other day. In the case of Cover Orange 2, the most apt might be: And it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall. A cute physics puzzle designed by Johnny-K, Cover Orange 2 is the story of oranges (and apples) dealing with that hard, hard rain. And it's gonna fall, oh yes it is. And that rain is lethal!

You may remember Cover Orange from our review back in October. It was the simple story of intrepid but fragile citrus fruit that needed protection from hard, spiky rain. It was up to you to construct some sort of shelter for the poor oranges from available materials — crates, barrels, and wheels — that would stand up to the evil rain when it came. If the structure didn't work, the intrepid fruit would die pretty rapidly. Cover Orange 2 is built on the same premise, with more levels, more difficulty, and the addition of apples to the mix.

As the game begins you see your orange, apple, or several of both sitting in the scenery. In the upper left of the scene you will see "ghosted" what materials you have to work with. Do you build around the fruit, or do you first move them to a more advantageous location that can be more easily protected? That is the challenge. When the last of the materials have dropped and everything stops moving, that evil, destructive cloud will appear, raining on everyone's parade, so to speak. If you built correctly, your grateful fruit will cheer and thank you. If you don't, well, try, try again.

Analysis: The original Cover Orange was a cute and fun little snack. If there were any complaints at all it was (1) the game was a little too easy, and (2) it just cried out for a level editor. Well, Johnny-K heard the call and has made it bigger, badder, and yes, there's a level editor!

The visuals are pretty much the same this time around. Cute, cartoony, and easy on the eyes. There's an abundance of adorable sound effects (even the sounds of dying fruit is somehow cute) and a bouncy, happy tune to help you along in your quest to protect the oranges (and apples). Fortunately, there is also a mute button if the sound effects or music get to be too much. Enjoy watching the animated fruits clutch their brows in terror or pray fearfully as the deadly rain begins to fall.

Cover Orange 2 is longer (25 levels, as opposed to 20 in the original), trickier (some levels require very precise placement and timing), and then there's the level editor. Players who've managed to get all the way through can then try to create a level (or levels) of their own, limited only by their imaginations and, of course, the laws of physics. There's even a contest going on right now for the best user created levels. It's nice amid the glut of casual gameplay to be found out there that a designer listens to the gamers and uses that advice to create something even better than the first, even when the first game was pretty cool to begin with.

The game itself is pretty much still a snack, a nice "break time" diversion that doesn't last all that long. Beware, though, the Level Editor. That may pull you in for some major time suckage as you try to create more elaborate scenarios to put the poor fruit through. Remember, in this case, when it comes to the physics of movement, you really can compare apples to oranges. What are you waiting for? Get rescuing! And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who'll stop the rain.

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I'm usually not a big fan of cute (although, admittedly, I do love the cute pink bunny that can kill you in Sonny 2), but this is great. Every level after the first 3 or so made me think (having not played the first one, part of that was learning the mechanics). I am curious why being squished by a package of boards won't kill the fruit, but that just adds to how funny it is.

I can't get past 21, I have been trying for 21 minutes!

You'll probably get it on your 21st attempt ;)

Not got that far so can't be more helpful...

@Saltone

Level 21 was the most difficult one for me, but here's your solution:

First of all you need to realize, if you haven't already, that aiming isn't as hard as it seems. You want the first triangle to land just to the left of the orange guy, pointy side down. The way to do this without knocking him off his perch is to position the mouse pointer to just a bit right of center on the top of the triangle next to orange guy, this will drop the first triangle piece such that it creates a level surface for our guy to travel to the left on.

Now drop the next triangle piece so that it lands pointy side down in the center section of the structure.

Now drop the wheel to the right of orange guy so that he shoots over to the center section and then stays put on the left side of the platform.

Drop the next triangle piece like you did with the first one, using the triangle platform on the left hand side and position your mouse cursor to just right of center again so that it lands pointy side down and creates a little ledge over orange guy.

Now drop the raft looking piece so that he hits the ledge and then falls to the right a bit, covering orange guy.

When the cloud passes it will shove the raft looking piece so that it is suspended on the left by the ledge and wedged into the platform triangle on the right.

I liked this one, too. I think I liked the original as much. I was able to come up with a solution on my own for every level, although more than one I think I hacked together some lucky solution that had nothing to do with the "official" solution.

That's what I like about this game (and other phyzzles): there is a lot of room for ingenuity.

I couldn't get the solution to the last level for ages until

I came back and noticed it was one of the screenshots in the review!

Hi, I just signed up here and anyways, I need help in level 7! Help me please!

Never mind.

LingoMan realized Power Of Posting Alpha!

Did you like that music? This music is from old russian comedy show "Derevnya Durakov" ("Village of fools", "еревня дураков on russian). This catchy music remind me my childhood. If you want, you can see this comedy show on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWFyyH9rMYQ You really don't need to inderstand russian language. Enjoy! :)

A new level to try

http://www.bubblebox.com/play/puzzle/pass_1666_7585.htm

anybody else go others they edited?

i can't get past level 14

i can't get past level 4

I cant get level 22.....help....please

Smiley faces are cool. :)

I am so stuck on level 25. I'm new here, even though I didn't sign up, please help me!

Stuck @ Level 45... :-(
is there a possible solution??? pls help

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