So why anyone would want to pay £1.99 for Mr Giggle 2 is beyond me. Better still, if you fancy the HD iPad version it’ll set you back a further 50p. Times are tough, man. That’s pretty steep even for a really good game.
So, match games; you all know what to expect. Move thingies around the grid and line up matching pieces. In Mr Giggle 2’s case we’re only dealing with colours, as all the standard pieces are square-shaped. Yawn.
Acceptable matches include any of the shapes from Tetris (the App Store blurb even refers to “Tetris-style shapes”), and a right angle using three blocks.
To mix things up a tiny bit, you’ll occasionally see red angry faces. These can only be dispersed by lining up yellow smiling circles. There’s also the obligatory piece that wipes out all of a particular colour. Woo.
And, er, that’s about it. Seriously. You’ll have seen almost everything the game has to offer within the first few minutes. At £1.99, that’s definitely not a good thing.
There are three modes – short, medium and long – but the only difference is the amount of time you have to meet the target for the next level.
The only good thing I can think to say is that Mr Giggle 2 launches straight into a concise tutorial, so you’ll know exactly what you’re doing first time around without too much faffing.
The Lite version of Mr Giggle 2 is pretty aggressive in trying to sell the full game, as it’s limited to just eight levels. As such, there’s only a few minutes worth of gaming to be had. Having said that, there’s not a great deal else to see.
I mightn’t have been so harsh if Mr Giggle 2 had gone for an entirely free approach, perhaps heavy on the adverts, with an option to remove them for 69p. But the Lite version is seriously light, and the full version isn’t much better.
- The… tutorial?
- It's colourful, I guess
- Game Center support
- You’ve seen it all before
Summary: Save your money and get Bejeweled 2 + Blitz for 69p. I still can’t believe Mr Giggle 2 costs £1.99. The audacity!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.