Review: Frogs vs. Storks

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Sometimes there is nothing more pleasant than a casual game to pass the time. And while it might seem that all of the casual games have migrated to either Nintendo systems or Apple’s iPad and iPhone, there are still companies providing solid casual entertainment for the PC and Mac gamer.

The goal in Frogs vs. Storks is simple: get your frog from the bottom of the screen to the top and land on the yellow leaf without being touched by a stork.

The game is set up as an X-Y grid of lilypads with several possible functions. Some are just standard jumping points, some have holes that teleport you, and so on. You can take strategic advantage of these to escape from the stork.

You can gain points in a few different ways. First off, you are timed, so getting to the end point more quickly helps your score. Also, there are flies and flowers and other things around the grid – if you get them you gain points, if the stork gets them you lose points.

As mentioned, your opponent is the stork, who simply moves contrary to you – you move up, the stork moves down … and so on. This may sound simple, but between the various lilypad types and other obstacles, it can get quite challenging to win each round and attain the maximum score.

Frogs vs. Storks is fun – fun enough that I bought the game for the iPad as well! The game is available for the Mac as well as PC, so no matter where you are you can get yourself playing this fun casual game. The price is right as well – so give it a shot!

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Pros:
+ Casual gameplay
+ Simple but fun premise

Cons:
– Price varies wildly – $0.99 for iPad, $2 on Mac App Store, $5 on GamersGate, $7 on Big Fish Games – shop wisely!

Game Info:
Platform: Reviewed on PC, also available for Mac, iPad and iPhone / iPod touch
Publisher: Cateia Games
Developer: Cateia Games
Release Date: 1/15/2011
Genre: Puzzle
ESRB Rating: Everyone
Players: 1
Source: Review code provided by publisher

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About the Author

I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!