The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FUN & GAMES - JOE GRIF­FIN

3 cert, FDG En­ter­tain­ment, iPad (also iPod Touch, iPhone) ‘Tis the sea­son for fes­tive tie-ins! Some might ar­gue that the Christ­mas Edi­tion of Be­yond Ynth is too short, but it’s so charm­ing and cheer­ful that it feels churl­ish to look this gift horse in the mouth. Once again you play the Kribl, the smil­ing lady­bird who moves within boxes, tip­ping them to the side to make his way through hos­tile ter­rain. This time he’s hap­pened across some Christ­mas presents that he vows to re­turn to Santa. (Hey, we didn’t say the story made sense.) The Yule­tide set­ting has changed things some­what, as snow and ice help or (mostly) hin­der Kribl’s jour­ney. What fol­lows is a cute, funny and ut­terly en­gag­ing puz­zle game app, all wrapped up in catchy mu­sic and adorable graph­ics. The in­die/folk theme song is as amus­ing as it is en­dear­ing. Yes, it’s a brief run­ning time, but you’d be hard- pressed to find a more playable free app game, and it’s a nice in­tro­duc­tion to the char­ac­ter and se­ries. The zero-cent price tag makes it feel like an early Christ­mas gift.

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