Sticky Bodies (iOS, Android)

It’s a horrible name, but Sticky Bodies is a Monty Python-esque animated action game from Q-Games and PixelJunk.  A giant hand drops a paper cutout person from the sky, and you must use the touch screen to guide them as they fall.  In the air you’ll meet other falling people, and if you guide your character to them, they’ll stick together and form a chain.  Try to chain as many people as you can before reaching the ground to get the most points.  Sticky Bodies is available free-to-start on mobile devices, but reviewed on iPad here.

Each level is a town in the UK, and you can move left or right to steer your falling Brit, or swipe down to make them fall faster.  If you see food items as you fall, make the people grab them or tap on them yourself for bonus points.  At the bottom of the stage is a giant head with an open mouth.  Guide your chain of people into the mouth to beat the level.  After a few levels, you are required to pay a certain number of coins.  You can find these coins falling in the levels, and you may have to replay stages to nab more coins.

Once you do gather enough coins to make it to the next set of levels, the game will prompt you to buy the rest of it for five bucks. I wish the press release I got about this game would’ve been more clear about that.  It’s an all right little time waster and very weird, but I’m not about to plunk five bucks on it.  It’s worth a try, but don’t expect to play very long before you have to pay for it.

Kid Factor:

People do fall from the sky and into a giant’s mouth, but everything looks like a paper cutout and very cartoony, so violence isn’t too bad.  Reading skill is helpful for the text, but not necessary just to play.  Parental supervision is recommended for the in-game purchases, though.

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