JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


  • Review

  • Mobile Games

  • Tablet Games

The Sky is Falling


(1 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
Comments (0) | Views (1,337)

The Sky is Falling

JohnBFiled directly under the "yes I'm old enough to remember the games this game was inspired by" category, The Sky is Falling from Ovine by Design is a retro arcade game that would have to revert to lines scratched in the sand to be any more old school. It's built around a simple mechanic that gradually gets more difficult as you play, offering up a crazy premise and a lot of gameplay mastery that only comes with practice, practice, and probably some more practice!

The Sky is FallingThe basic idea is this: the sky is falling, a boulder is rolling, the stalagtites are crumbling, and you are running. Armed with nothing more than an excellent pair of calves and an infinite supply of spanners, your character steadily plods from left to right, wrapping around the screen over and over again as the ceilings collapses. By tapping the screen, you can throw a spanner straight up, colliding with the hanging stalagtites and chipping them down a bit with each successful hit. The lower the ceiling gets, the more likely you are to crash into one of those rock outcroppings, so the goal is to keep the path clear until ceiling meets floor, then skedaddle to your rescue 'copter/hot air balloon/UFO on the outside.

Like most of the great classic Atari-age games, The Sky is Falling is a game heavily steeped in repetition (the good kind), gradually increasing difficulty, and mastery of a simple mechanic. The levels vary somewhat as you progress, but the basic gameplay remains stubbornly the same, allowing you the pleasure of amassing a gigantic high score you can boast about to your friends. And, if you ever end up in a real cave being chased by a pixellated boulder, you'll have the real-world skills needed to make it out alive!

NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on an HTC Incredible. 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.

No Comments

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Monkey GO Happy Escape the Castle> Bindie The monkeys are back! In the latest instalment of PencilKids'' popular primate series, your little furry friends have gone walkabouts in the dungeon of a castle. This particular dungeon is infested with more goblins, ghouls and gargoyles than you can...  ...
Kentucky Route Zero: Act II> Rebecca Spoilers ahead! Kentucky Route Zero is an episodic point-and-click game in five acts. Before you dig deep into Act II, please do consider enjoying Act I first....  ...
2,329 Views
3 Comments
Frog Fable> Arceus You thought it would be a simple errand. Just run along and get some milk for the King of the Village's Friday pancakes, right? The trouble for protagonist Zbylut (pronunciation unknown) begins when guards block the entrance to the town....  ...
Greetings From Potato Island> Arceus Tell me--do you believe? Believe in what, I hear you asking. Santa? The Easter Bunny? The Tooth Fairy? All good guesses indeed, but the answer Carmel Games' Escape from Potato Island was looking for was actually potatoes! Eye couldn't believe...  ...
Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week

Endless Fables: Frozen Path Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives