Retro graphics have always hit the spot for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing games that look like real life, but you can’t beat Super Mario World’s Graphics, now can you? Pastry Panic by Underground Pixel is a new extremely addictive game that rocks some amazing retro graphics. It features 2 gamemodes, 2 unlockable characters from different games, and great leaderboards.
Pastry Panic has amazing graphics, but the graphics aren’t anything without the gameplay. There are 2 gamemodes to choose from in the game, “Mad Dash” and “Tongue Tied.” Mad Dash is the traditional gamemode where you, a blue blob/dinosaur that I have decided to name Simon, move back and forth on 3 conveyer belts. The top and bottom conveyer belts move the same direction, while the middle belt moves in the opposite way. There are 3 types of things that come through the conveyer belts, letters, bolts, and pastries. The pastries are what give you points, and they are the most common. Keeping bolts from falling off of the conveyer belt is the main purpose of the game. If you let 3 bolts fall, the game ends. The letters S, W, E, E, and T all come onto the conveyer belt for you to grab. When you spell the word SWEET successfully, you will gain 200 points. There are special pastries that I will keep a secret for you to find out.
The next gamemode is called Tongue Tied. This is essentially the same type of game, same rules, same power ups, same letters, but there is a twist, you are stuck in the middle and you can only use your tongue to pick up the items. Personally I like this mode much more, as I find it more relaxing, and then much harder.
The game features 2 unlockable characters from other games, and a huge assortment of items that you can buy. The characters are Soozis from the game Soozis, and Hurdle Turtle from the game Hurdle Turtle. There are unlocks that you can unlock that make your character get cool items on him.
The game also features GameCenter leaderboards which are really fun to try and get to the top of.
I only have two complaints about the game, and that is that I think there could be more harm to the game, and the controls are iffy at some points in time. Besides that I love it.
You can pick up Pastry Panic in the App Store for $0.99. It is a really fun game with gorgeous retro art and I recommend it to all.