Fleas aren't something you think could be endearing. Strangely enough, The Odd Gentleman has made them not only endearing but capable of musical talent. With your assistance of course. In Flea Symphony, a bizarrely delightful physics puzzle game, you must help the fleas save the music store they live in by playing a variety of instruments.
At the top of the screen is a music bar that shows when an instrument should be hit and how frequently. It will also display how many fleas will be involved in the symphony. Some instruments are on sliding tracks that will require you to move them, some instruments will be able to be touched and rotated to help the fleas bounce in the right direction. Portals will transport fleas, horns will shoot them across the stage, and switches must be hit in order to remove obstacles. Not your ordinary symphony, is it?
It's rare to find a game, any game, that has music that doesn't drive you nuts after a matter of seconds. Flea Symphony keeps the music light and whimsical and adds some creative twists with different sound styles. The mechanics are straight and to the point with instant responses for the movements you coordinate for the instruments. Though there's little room for creative play and the level of precision required is high, the game makes up for all difficulty by having such a great soundtrack attached to a wonderfully animated world. With 100 levels to play through that you can stop and return to at any time, this game can entertain between breaks or for long periods of time. Now go save Maestro Piccolo's music shop and maybe help those fleas prove that not only chipmunks can be appealing musicians.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an iPad. 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.