They Need To Be Fed 3

A lit­tle bit tasty

Mac Format - - RATED | IOS APPS - £1.49 De­vel­oper Jesse Ven­brux Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Ver­sion 1.0 Age 4+

This fol­lows in its pre­de­ces­sors’ foot­steps, with you guid­ing a strange bipedal creature to his ul­ti­mate goal: be­ing munched by a gi­ant, rav­en­ous plant. Un­like most plat­form games, the lev­els here com­prise geo­met­ric shapes sus­pended in space, each with its own grav­i­ta­tional field. Suc­cess ini­tially de­pends on mas­ter­ing which way is left and which is right, es­pe­cially when you hap­pen to be up­side-down and near deadly spikes.

The game’s min­i­mal­ism (vis­ually) echoes its fore­bears and feels at home on Ap­ple de­vices. Ev­ery level de­sign pro­vides new, se­vere chal­lenges, of­fer­ing end­less in­ven­tive ways to kill the plant-loving crit­ter. It’s fre­quently frus­trat­ing – with un­com­fort­able con­trols – but there are gen­er­ous restart points. Still, bar the miss­able ex­tra ‘ad­ven­ture’ mode, this is a rare thing: an ex­cel­lent iOS plat­form game. Craig Gran­nell

Third time lucky; this is the best en­try in the se­ries. Be warned: this isn’t a game to breeze through!

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