EggRunner by 5th Floor Productions
Amidst all the alien invaders, sudoku or tetris-like games lies EggRunner, a fun and innovative game for your iPhone and iPod Touch. The game requires concentration and skill, but, at the end of the day, one thing is key: balance. Your task is to balance the virtual egg on the surface, don’t let it fall over and avoid all the bugs that might get in the way.
The egg actually looks and behaves like a raw egg, with a perfect flow of the egg white on the surface. With EggRunner, you’re looking at a set of intuitive and innovative controls. Balancing the egg and controlling its flow on the board is controlled by the iPhone’s accelerometer as you might have guessed. You can double tap to pause the game and take a breather.
But in comes innovation: with EggRunner you get to use another built-in feature of the iPhone that’s too rarely used with iPhone games – the proximity sensor. The interesting twist to the game is added by occasional flies that roam around your egg. In order to swat the flies you have to wave your hand across the screen, with the iPod Touch, or across the iPhone’s proximity sensor.
The longer you play and the longer you stay in the game, the more slippery the surface will get, and having to battle both the occasional bugs and the slippery surface is not an easy task. And as if these were not enough obstacles to surmount, as you progress through the levels, try balancing two eggs at the same time on super slippery surfaces while swatting the annoying bugs away.
You don’t worry about losing your best times though. Your progress is automatically saved and recorded in a hall of fame. There’s two game modes to choose from. In Time Trial, you’re battling time as you try to keep the egg balanced for as long as possible. In Challenge mode, you have to progress through the timed levels with ever increasing difficulty.
Developer Website: http://www.eggrunner.com