Seller: G5 Entertainment
Requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
Compatibility: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 3rd, 4th and 5th generation (also available for iPad)
File Size: 292MB
Version Reviewed: 1.0
Price: Free ($2.99 for full game unlock)
Age Rating: 4+
Get your sun screen and a roll of duct tape—you’re being set loose on a tropical island where you will have to make it on your own and prove you are a survivor.
Youda Survivor 2 is a time management game set in a tropical paradise (except for the scorpions and the pirates). Collect and allocate resources to keep yourself healthy, advance your island tech, and keep your resources flowing. Collect the eggs laid by the flamingoes and the milk provided by the goats to mix “potions.”
The potions improve your health rating which, in turn, allows you to build and upgrade the machines needed to make stronger potions. Complete your goals as quickly as possible to earn points you can use to buy upgrades, some of which will be necessary to open new levels.
Game play is all tap to select (no joysticks, buttons, etc). Tap to collect ingredients, tap to create machines to process your potion ingredients, tap to upgrade your machines…even fighting off the baddies is simply a matter of tapping them until they die or run away. The challenge is in juggling your tasks and resources.
The graphics are colorful and bright, but not garish. The background music is okay, but it helps if you like the Caribbean sound. The gulp sound effect for the birds drinking is a bit off-putting for me, but there are separate slides to control music and effects sound levels.
If you like the island atmosphere or managing priorities in pursuit of a goal, this game is worth the download. There are plenty of elements to hold your interest, and the game builds up to include the various elements so the player doesn’t suffer detail overload.
Besides, it has pirates and aren’t most games more fun with pirates?
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