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Rinth Island

 

 

SCORE: 91

 

Rinth Island 

 

I am starting to think Chillingo has the golden touch. They continue to publish a high volume of fantastic titles. Every week I wonder what new, interesting, and exciting games they have for families. Well this week the next big thing is Rinth Island. Don't worry that name will stick in your mind once you start playing it.

We have to get to point B from point A. Simple right? Well there are pitfalls, blocked paths, and even more. Rinth Island is played in a pseudo 3D. The levels are done in cylinders. We can usually see through and see the other side of the level. So I may roll a ball one direction, and rush as fast as I can the other way beating it down to the bottom.

Players choose between a pleasant boy or girl character to play this devastated area. A nasty storm blew through, and we are helping out our friends. We blow up blocks in Rinth Island. Aside from that there is very little violence. The scaling in Rinth Island is done extremely well. I also appreciate the diversity of graphics in the different areas.

The music in Rinth Island is pleasant. It helps encourage me to find solutions to the various levels. There are some challenging levels in Rinth Island too. On a few levels I had to shift my thinking to find the solution. I love the celebrations when I reached the end of a level. That was usually when I found whatever item I needed to find.

The sixty levels in Rinth Island may seem light until you realize you have to play them in four different ways. Then the cherry on top of that banana split sundae is we can create our own levels. That is the coolest part in Rinth Island. Oh wait, I almost forgot - we can share the levels we create. That is the coolest part in Rinth Island.

Rinth Island allows players two different control schemes. There is the touch screen controls, or the directional arrow controls on the screen. Personally I went for the touch screen controls. There were a few instances where I went the wrong direction. Thankfully restarting a level is very easy. I lost all my progress, but I learned to cope.

Rinth Island teaches us to solve problems. It also teaches to use nearby items to fill holes so we can move along. Finally I learned to help my neighbors, and blow up obstacles with dynamite. A few times I used a cannon to do this. Some of the puzzles in Rinth Island can be tough. Parents will most likely have to help their children at some point.
- Paul

 

Graphics: 88%
Sound: 87%
Replay/Extras: 100%
Gameplay: 90%
Family Friendly Factor: 88%
System: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad
Publisher: Chillingo
R
ating:  ‘4+' - 4+

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