‘Wheely World’ Overview – Wheely Common
There may be one specific kind of sport that has lengthy had a presence on the App Retailer, and it’s one which has created various huge hits over time. I’m speaking concerning the limitless runner, a sport that has taken a number of kinds however whereas the pores and skin might change, as might the characters concerned, the underlying mechanic doesn’t. That mechanic entails one thing hurtling throughout/down/up the display and a person having to faucet the display so as to keep away from obstacles. It’s a tried and examined methodology of manufacturing a sport that individuals love, and the newest to have a crack at it’s Wheely World (Free) from Cloudland Studios.
Whereas the concept of an limitless runner might instantly conjure ideas of one thing like Cananbalt, Flappy Chicken, or Alto’s Journey, the place an individual or an animal is tasked with getting from one facet of the display to a different with out being impaired by an impediment, we don’t suppose there have been many video games which have concerned some form of automobile. Wheely World modifications that whereas additionally making the scrolling a vertical factor, quite than horizontal. In the event you think about Doodle Soar, however with a automotive, or a ship, or a hovercraft, you gained’t be too far off the cash.
So what precisely do you do when taking part in Wheely World? Effectively, as you may need already guessed, the entire goal of the sport is to take your automobile and assist it survive so long as potential whereas a vertically scrolling panorama tries to, primarily, destroy it. There are three terrains to traverse; a forest, a desert, and an ocean and relying on which terrain you might be navigating by way of, you’ll be offered with varied obstacles starting from big rocks to islands. Predictably, it’s essential to just remember to keep away from these obstacles by tapping and holding on the facet of the display so as to steer your automobile. It’s fairly customary truthful and once more, jogs my memory very a lot of the best way Doodle Soar handles. The issue is, the autos by no means fairly really feel like they reply rapidly sufficient, resulting in many premature deaths. Perhaps I’m simply not excellent!
Whereas there may be loads to keep away from, there are additionally chests to gather that may supply powerups. These powerups might enable your automobile to fly momentarily, or give it further pace. These may be nice for leaping over among the largest obstacles however they’re additionally fairly treacherous to succeed in, particularly given the sluggish management response time I discussed earlier. I discovered myself hitting them nearly by chance greater than on goal, though they have been at all times gratefully acquired after I did smash into one.
Free to put in, Wheely World does supply an in-app buy element that gives you entry to unlock extra autos relying on the world you might be taking part in at $0.99 apiece. Nevertheless, whereas the developer does say that choosing completely different autos does alter how they play, they didn’t seem to make any form of distinction to how the sport dealt with or felt throughout my play. So whether or not I used to be driving a prepare or a dune buggy, it actually didn’t appear to matter one jot. It’s potential that the distinction between the autos is so slight that I merely didn’t discover, which continues to be a difficulty in itself.
If I sound like I haven’t loved my time with Wheely World, that’s not essentially the case. It’s an fulfilling diversion, however completely not one thing I can play for too lengthy earlier than the purple mist begins to descend. Sure, which may be as a result of I’m simply not excellent at it, however I don’t suppose that’s it. There’s one thing about the best way the sport feels that’s arduous to place into phrases, however there’s only a lag behind the controls that continually made me really feel like I used to be doing all the pieces a break up second too sluggish, and in a sport the place twitch reactions are the be-all and end-all of survival, that will get fairly annoying, fairly quick.