If you mixed Robot Unicorn Attack with a great big helping of Jetpack Joyride and threw it all into the ocean, this incredibly colorful arcade game would jump up and smack you with a rainbow. Sea Stars gets your finger tapping to help these cute undersea creatures swim and jump past obstacles that would otherwise ruin their good time. Hothead Games made sure you wouldn't miss out on the fun by putting the app in every mobile marketplace. Just dive right into their vast ocean home so you can begin a journey that ends only when you put the app down.
All it takes is your finger and a touch screen device to be a star of the sea. Hold down or tap the screen to make your aquatic buddy dive, and release to jump. The longer you hold, the higher you'll fly out of the water. Your job is to dodge mean jellyfish to pick up coins, power-ups, and play with all of your ocean friends along the way. Each aquatic buddy gives you an ability to make maneuvering and catching those slippery coins even easier. The game's mechanics may not be that deep, but the addition of missions and achievements during your runs add even more incentive keep swimming with Dante and pals.
It is a great feeling to find a game like this can take a simple idea and make such a wholesome experience. The child-like art attracts casual mobile users to the cutesy sea creatures while the mission and achievements can bring a more hardcore audience. No matter your gaming background, Sea Stars has plenty to keep you swimming since all the extras can be unlocked by coins or the total distance you travel. The game does incorporate micro-transactions if you are tired of grinding for coins to get the sweet rainbow narwhal. Nothing is more heart-warming than watching a smiling dolphin chase a flock of rainbow birds. True story.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC EVO. 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.