Pudding Monsters HD is the newest app from ZeptoLab, the developer of the ultra popular iOS game Cut the Rope. Cut the Rope, featuring the adorable little character Om Nom was an instant hit when it debuted in 2010, and Pudding Monsters is set to be yet another super popular game.
Like Cut the Rope, Pudding Monsters is a puzzle adventure game with cute blob-like characters and bright, colorful graphics. The goal is to save the Pudding Monsters from the evil refrigerator owner by swiping to stick them to one another to form a giant pudding.
Each level will have a board with several different Pudding Monsters on it, which must be joined together to finish the stage. You just slide a finger on a monster to hurl it into another monster, morphing them into one giant blob. The goal is to get as big as possible, because bigger = better.
Because the monsters are made of gooey pudding, they are slippery and will slide right off the board if they don’t run into one another or into an obstacle. If a blob flies off of the board, it’s game over and you will need to restart.
You’ll also see three star tiles on every stage, and if you end a level with blobs on each tile, you will earn the highest score possible. Stars are used to unlock additional worlds.
It can be tricky to get all of the monsters in exactly the right spot, so there’s still the option to move on without finishing the level perfectly, which is great for younger players.
As you progress through the game you will find different pudding types, including green puddings that leave a trail of slime, sleeping blue puddings, and purple puddings that all move in unison, which makes each level uniquely challenging.
Pudding Monsters has three different worlds (Fridge Escape, Room Invaders, and The Neighborhood) with 24 levels each, for a total of 72 levels to play. There’s also Game Center integration for a series of achievements to earn.
What I liked: This game is perfect for players of all skill levels. Younger kids can play and move through the levels simply by joining up monsters, while more advanced players can aim for a perfect score on every level. The graphics are also simply fantastic, on both the iPad mini and the Retina iPad.
What I didn’t like: Hints come in the form of mushrooms, which are limited. If you run out of hints, you will need to purchase more, which are expensive.
To buy or not to buy: If you love casual gaming, Pudding Monsters is a must have. I guarantee you’ll be addicted in no time.
- App Name: Pudding Monsters HD
- Version Reviewed: 1.0
- Category: Games
- Developer: Pudding Monsters
- Price: $0.99