Harry the Fairy
Okay I admit it. When I first heard the
name of this game, I thought it was about a character with his bread
buttered on the wrong side. What I found instead is a charming little
game that has Harry the Fairy saving his imprisoned fairy friends.
Somehow they got locked up deep inside these lengthy levels. Once Harry
the Fairy gets there, they are freed. Rayman games have similar cages.
Harry the Fairy is green. The levels start out pretty dark, but there are some great details in the backgrounds. The blades of grass are a wonderful example of this. Now the fairy characters do not seem to have as much detail. Plus I spent most of the game with Harry the Fairy inside a bubble. This bubble was a protective shield and offered Harry the Fairy one mistake. The shield dispensers are spread liberally throughout the levels.
The music in Harry the Fairy is ominous, moody. The music in Harry the Fairy reminds me of a rainy day. At times it was a little unnerving. Other times it was nice and relaxing. It fits the darker tone of graphics. Which are non violent by the way. Harry the Fairy can run into obstacles and the player has to repeat from the last shield point. But he avoids violence.
There are 28 levels in Harry the Fairy spread over four environments; Underground, Caves, Lava Pits and the Inferno. Expect the Inferno to be extra tough. This may seem like Harry the Fairy is light on levels. They are longer in this app than most games on this platform. With that said, it still does feel a little light. Harry the Fairy can be beaten in an hour or two. That is if you can survive the later difficult levels.
Harry the Fairy uses motion controls totally in the levels. Now the main menu does use touch controls. But once you are in a level you move Harry the Fairy around by rotating the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad around. This felt weird at first. But after the first level I was moving Harry the Fairy around like a pro. Even through difficult levels.
Harry the Fairy teaches us to save those who are imprisoned. It also teaches us the ability to concentrate on a goal, and some mild puzzle solving. The puzzle solving in Harry the Fairy is pretty routine, but a very nice inclusion. I hope to see more games like Harry the Fairy in the coming months. It was a joy and a pleasure for me to play and review Harry the Fairy.
Family Friendly Factor: 74%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Rating: ‘4+’ - 4+
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