Noble Nutlings is a physics racing game by Boomlagoon, a studio formed by several members of the original Angry Birds team. Don't expect slingshots and piggies, though, as this one's a very different sort of ride. Using a combination of tilt controls and good old fashioned upgrades, you'll pilot a trio of squirrels through different landscapes as they collect acorns and try to make it through the countryside in one piece. Also, the squirrels are the cutest creatures in any mobile game, especially the grumpy brown one. You can quote us on that!
There are two control styles in Noble Nutlings: tilt, and virtual buttons. The latter assigns the chili boost, the "gas pedal", and left and right rotations to separate buttons across the bottom of the screen .Opt for the wilder (and better) tilt controls and you'll just have boost and gas on the screen while you tilt your device to control the direction the squirrels face. Either way, the little guys need to be kept upright through the rollercoaster-like stages, surviving crazy hills, TNT-fueled jumps, and even loops. Before each run you get to purchase upgrades to make things a little easier to handle, like buying a sturdier chasis, new wheels, or refilling the chili booster. Several in-app purchasing options are also available to get packs of coins.
Making it to the end of the level is your real goal in Noble Nutlings, but you can earn more stars and coins by gathering all the acorns and being speedy with your trip. If you do happen to crash (oops), don't worry, as the little squirrels hop back up after a few moments' delay, continuing the journey from that very spot. It's a no-fail sort of approach to design, but it doesn't detract from the entertainment value provided the wild game. Also expect a few surprises, like unicycle stages and a prize-distributing slot machine!
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. 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.