Ya'll have heard me talk about it before.
I never know what any day will bring to Family Friendly Gaming. Take an
email I received from Crawl Space Games. They were offering us a
reviewable code for Float. I took a look at the game, prayed about it,
and decided to give it a go. WOW! I am glad I did because Float is
awesome. I have not had this much fun with balloons since I was a kid.
In fact it reminds me of those days. You remember those days right?
Hitting a balloon all around the living room, and having a blast. The
whole point was to keep the balloon in the air as long as possible.
Before you decide to pass on Float, let me explain there is a lot more to it than that. After all this app is getting the highest score of any app we have reviewed on the iPhone/iPod Touch (editor: at the point this review was written). There is a bonus line which is closer to the spikes. Did I mention there are spikes at the bottom of the screen? How careless of me. Yes there are, and they will pop your balloons. The farther below the bonus line, the higher the score.
The balloons look great in Float. They come in different sizes, shapes, and colors. It is obvious that a lot of thought went into Float. I for one appreciate their efforts. The animation on the main screen is really cool as well. The game name is done in balloons that fall down towards the spikes. Players can play with them as well. I did not find any offensive images while playing Float. The spikes are referred to as meanies. Avoid popping those balloons, but if you do it won't shock you.
The music in Float are fun, fresh, and fit the theme perfectly. The sounds in Float are great. I found myself enjoying the music while I played this iPhone/iPod Touch game. The balloon popping sounds are realistic, and did not bother me. It takes a great game to make a mistake feel good. Float does this, and I am still trying to equate that in my brain.
There is a normal mode, a timed mode, a zen mode, Limbo, One & Done, and a Hot Potato mode. The last three are purchasable as a Helium Pack that is coming soon. Float sells currently for ninety-nine cents. I expect they will get a lot of sales for that price once the word gets out about this game. Float can be played for a few moments, or as long as you can keep your balloons away from those spikes. I enjoyed playing Float over and over again. This game is fresh fun that does not get old.
If balloons popping on spikes bother you, then avoid Float. The goal of Float is to keep those balloons floating around, and the physics are very good. I personally did not find anything offensive about Float. What may surprise some is I enjoyed the Zen mode, which had me just bouncing balloons around. No timer, no spikes. Just playing with balloons. Float earns the rarely given out Family Friendly Gaming seal of approval.
Family Friendly Factor: 95%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch
Publisher: Crawl Space Games
ESRB Rating: '4+' for 4+
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