Price : $0.99
KiKORiKi: Android App Review
As we stated in our review of another recent release by the developer, when HeroCraft puts out a new application on the Android platform, we really do tend to listen. This is for a number of reasons, but primarily it’s because the developer has grown and grown, pumping out incredible apps right after the other. Today’s offering is called Kikoriki, and it’s a beautiful example of a TV tie-in combined with great graphics and a beautiful platform. With that in mind, you can check out our whole review of the app simply by scrolling down beyond the break. So without further ado, let’s jump into it!
Concept and Gameplay
As best as we can figure, the platforming engine that’s at work underneath Kikoriki is essentially the same as that found in another HeroCraft title, Dragon & Dracula. This is hardly a reason to complain, though, as that guarantees the action is smooth and enjoyable. The game has you directing your favorite Kikoriki characters through the levels, using their unique powers to overcome obstacles and enemies. For the parents, you have no reason to fear as far as the latter go: Each of the baddies in this game is either a direct television show tie-in, or cute as a button—nothing scary, we promise!
As the player progresses through the levels, they will really need to leverage each of the characters included powers. This means readily swapping between toons to either scale a wall, defeat an enemy, or perform some other function. It’s an heck of a lot of fun, and with the way the app has been paced, you’ll constantly be adding new elements as you go along. There’s hardly a dull moment, and if you’re a simple fan of classic platforming/arcade titles for the Android platform, you’ll find a lot to love here with Kikoriki.
Design and Graphics
If you’re familiar with the original Kikoriki tele programme, you’ll find a lot of familiar faces here in the game. Almost all of the same characters have been recycled here, and it looks great. Furthermore, the graphics as an whole are pitch-perfect. They are engaging, vibrant, and above all, self-containing: The app is its own, bright little world. However, the controls were somewhat clunky at times, making us either miss a jump or accidentally slam into an enemy. Future updates will hopefully iron this out, though.
At the end of the day, though, the $0.99 that you’ll pay to play Kikoriki is easily worth it. The app comes with a mountain of levels, one heck of a lot of gameplay, and characters you (and potentially your kids) will love. And to us, all of that adds up to a value that’s much more than easily worth a dollar. So if you’re looking for a new platformer (or a game to pass off to your children) Kikoriki is an excellent place to start.
Android Apps Review Details: Kikoriki is free. This app requires Android 1.6.+ and up. You may download Kikoriki from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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