App Review: Glyder by Glu
Glyder by Glu is a fun way to relax and have a great time. Eryn has lost her way and needs you to help her get home. There is a problem, though. The portal back to her home has been closed and needs crystals to open it up. Eryn does, however, have one tool. She has a flying mechanism to help her collect the crystals. There are six different islands. On the islands you collect crystals, view different landscapes, and unlock achievements.
You begin on a platform with a notification at the top informing you of the number of each colored crystal left in that area. Controlling your glyder is pretty straight-forward. You tilt forward to go down, tilt back to go up, and tilt to one side or the other to turn. On each side of the screen are altitude and speed indicators. If you run out of speed or get too close to the ground, blinking indicators will tell you to pull up to gain altitude or dive down to gain speed. To collect the crystals, simply pass closely by them and they will be pulled towards you. There are three colors of crystals (75 of each) and booster crystals, which are red. If you crash into the ground, you will begin back on the beginning platform for the level.
In the game, there are achievements for you to complete. Some achievements include climbing high in the sky, reaching high speeds, and avoiding crashes for a certain period of time. On each island, there are landing platforms marked with a color and a letter. If you glide between two platforms of the same color within a certain time limit, you get a gold achievement.
Glyder is a great game with great controls and hours of fun in achievements and entertainment. It will keep you coming back for more.
Glyder is $0.99 in the iTunes App Store.
Developer’s Website: http://www.glu.com/noram/pages/product.aspx?pr=Glyder