Learn How To Sort The Trash With Sortee – iPad App Review

Sortee LogoYou don’t have to be an environmentalist to enjoy sorting this garbage. Throw round objects into one bin and square ones into another. This sorting game is about more than just glass, paper, and plastic. You’ll be sorting by color, use, and size as you toss items in bins before they crash into your windshield.

Players must sort various items that fit into different descriptive categories by swiping the object to “throw” it into the bin. The game consists of increasingly more difficult rounds. Each correct sort earns the player coins while each incorrect sort causes a crack in their windshield. If you get three cracks, you lose the game.

At the beginning of the game, there are only two types of items to sort. For example, you may have fruits and vegetables, or blue and red items. As the rounds progress, you will have more bins to sort and the items become a bit more complex. For example, it is easy to see when an item is yellow or green. However, things get a bit more complicated when you have to sort indoor and outdoor items. A pair of shoes may be considered an indoor item, but if they are hiking boots, they are actually for outdoor use.

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Eventually, you’ll be sorting as many as seven different categories of items at one time. During some rounds, there are earthquakes and sand storms, which make it difficult to see the items. There are also obstacles, like cacti, that you must avoid. As well as curses like item splits and label black outs.

There are power ups you can collect that help you during game play. There are bottles of health potion, slow-down potion, and hints that make the correct bin glow.

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The first eight levels of the game are free. After that, you’ll have to pay $0.99 to unlock the additional 40 levels. If you find yourself enjoying the first eight levels, you are sure to enjoy the rest of the game.

The developers have included a section of the game that allows you to design your own levels. By visiting the website and following the directions to design your own rounds, you’ll have more than 400 hand-drawn items to choose from to create your own Sortee junk.

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What I Liked: The game is lots of fun and easy to play. It is not a simple kids game, but it isn’t so complex that it takes up your whole evening.

What I Didn’t Like: I’d like to see different levels of difficulty. I was able to breeze through the first eight rounds pretty fast. I’d like a harder setting that brings the items faster. The level builder concept is cool, but I don’t like having to go to a website and download a file in order to build one.

To Buy or Not to Buy: Download the first eight rounds for free to see if you are into the game. If you love it, why not unlock the additional 40 levels for only $0.99?

  • Name: Sortee
  • Version Reviewed: 1.1
  • Category: Games
  • Developer: Flow Studio
  • Price: Free (Unlock full game for $0.99)
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About Lory: Writer of all things app related, traveler of the space-time continuum, baker of really great cookies. Follow me @appaholik

  • http://twitter.com/Flow_Studio Flow Studio

    Lory thanks for a great review!

  • Nanda

    Great fun!! I wonder if there’s a way to spend the coins you get to earn. Thamks and good work!