There are times when I need a break from spending 20+ hours adventuring, exploring new worlds and need something simple to play to relax. Casual games give me that break and quick fix that I need without having to invest time in to a deep experience. To give me that quick fix, I picked up Alien Cab.
Alien Cab is very simple: pick up each fare by drawing a line with your finger, guiding the space cab and parking near the customer. Speed and precision is needed because the longer the alien customer waits, he will start waving his arms, glowing. This signals that he will soon explode and having which ends the game. Once the customer is in, the bubble of cab will chance color, signaling which planet the fare wants to go. As more and more fares start to appear, you’re able to send out more cabs to pick up more fares. As more pickups happen the difficulty increases, having two customers pop up, and giving access to different cabs.
Alien Cab’s graphics are simple, nothing too fancy but are easy on the eye. Same goes for the sound and music, but it did let me play my own collection of music while I played.
There isn’t much to Alien Cab in terms of replay value, but it does have online leader boards to post scores, and access to Twitter and FaceBook to show friends your top score.
Sometimes we need a break from epic adventures, saving the princess, the galaxy or causing mass chaos. Casual games provide that break. Alien Cab, for being a simple casual game for the iPhone and iPod touch, it gets the job done, entertaining me till I’m ready for the next journey.
- Mike V.
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