From Jesse Venbrux, whose name you might recognize from games like the Karoshi series or Focus, They Need to Be Fed 2 is a mobile sequel to a freeware downloadable game that's all about feeding helpless critters to chomping piranha plants. Neat, right? Don't worry, it's not all sad and evil. In fact, it's quite a cheerful mix of puzzle and platforming elements that works really well on touch screen devices.
Gravity in They Need to Be Fed 2 works like you'd expect, but instead of pulling you into pits it tugs you towards the nearest object no matter what side you're standing on. Three on-screen buttons let you navigate each level. Clockwise and counter-clockwise controls on the left move you in that direction around your current object, while jump lets you, you know, jump. The goal is to reach the hungry plant at the end of the stage so you can feed yourself to its empty little tummy.
Standing between you and the end are blocks, spikes, plant springboards you have to activate, and plenty more. Along the way you'll also collect diamonds to unlock new stages as well as earn various medals. There are 50 stages to complete in Classic Mode, and after that Epic Mode opens up and turns the once calm game of rotating spikes into an insane mess of upside down worlds and explosions, all without checkpoints to save your location. Eep. Overall, though, They Need to Be Fed 2 is an easy to play and highly enjoyable action game that provides challenge only when you crave it!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the Nexus 4. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.