Stretched is one of the more interesting titles I have played on the
iPhone/iPod Touch, and iPad. We were provided the universal build of
Stretched for this review. The main character in Stretched is a
baseball. And he has eyes. Yeah I thought it was a little strange too.
But he looks okay. One eye is much larger than the other one.
The different worlds in Stretched have different background tones. The colors are not the most prominent ones, so Stretched is going for its own little flavor. The main danger in Stretched is to go flying off the edge, or fall of the bottom of the screen. Certain things can not be touched either. Doing so will make your little ball vanishes in an explosive puff.
The coolest thing about Stretched is collecting the bubbles. Yes this little ball likes bubbles. I am not going to read into that, but you can if you want to. The music started really good, and then started to annoy me. Some of the music had an eastern flair to it that reminded me of chanting. I have never been a fan of chanting. If you are, then you will love that aspect of Stretched.
There are eighty-four levels in Stretched. The more bubbles you get the more gold stars you earn. Get all of the bubbles and you will get three stars. The price of Stretched is ninety-nine cents. So the amount of levels in Stretched are reasonable. Especially when some will require you to look around to see all of it.
Stretched gives the player a guide as to where he will launch the ball towards. Other things like movable ropes are more difficult to use, and will require two fingers. I have one major complaint against Stretched. I could collect all the bubbles, fall to my death by missing the end level bubble - I would then have to re-collect everything. This was frustrating beyond belief. I prefer games that allow me to keep what I collect. That way every little thing does not need to be re-acquired.
Stretched teaches families basic physics. How much force is needed to get a ball to the next destination, and at what angle. The puzzle action in Stretched is very addicting. I would try a level over and over again. Usually grousing about having to recollect everything again. Stretched is more difficult than most of the other Chillingo puzzle games. So expect a challenge - especially if you want to collect all the bubbles.
Family Friendly Factor: 80%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Rating: ‘4+’ - 4+
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