Monday, 17 December 2012

To Bee or Not To Bear By Anton Roshchine - Review

If you would like to buy the app now please do so via this link iTunes 

iTunes Description

Over 6 000 000 000 people... know about bears and bees!

What do you like most: the bees or the bears? 
“To Bee or no to Bear?” gives you only one choice. The Bee is cool, hard-working, jokingly-colored and is your bro. And the Bear is impudent, smells bad, pokes his nose, where he mustn't and is not your bro. 
We have NO: 
  • Stupid zombies; 
  • Blood in our game. We have honey instead of blood; 
  • Farms with cucumbers and pumpkins; 
  • Violence! In our game everything happens in harmony and with mutual agreement; 
  • Murders! Seriously. Even one bee didn't suffer in our game. Well, may be just one. No more; 
  • Hold your breath! Ready? You won't need to throw something with a catapult. Honestly, no catapults during all of the 10 levels; 
  • No birds. Both angry and kind; 
  • Towers. You'll build no towers and you won't need to defend anything; 
  • No puzzles for nerds. We are cool and funny. 

Briefly: in one place far far away, called Hiveland, live the Bees and the Bears. The only things they enjoy are bunjee-jumping on fire-hoses, mad laughing and doing to some kind of crazy stuff. At that, the bees harvest the honey and the bears steal it. In general, life without honey in Hiveland really sucks: it's boring and you have headaches in the morning. That's why the bears decided to steal some honey and to cut fully loose on their bear party. But the Bees didn't like that and started to fight back, using everything; they had in their bees' hands. 
So, our task is to cut these hoses. If you see a bear, trying to get inside of the hive – cut his hose! The bear without a hose is not even a bear anymore. And don't be slow: there will be so many bears, that your fingers would not be enough! 

So, your part of the deal: 

  • blazing reaction; 
  • all your free time; 
  • all your busy time; 
  • your Punishing Finger of Justice; 

And, of course: 

  • your sense of humor and a little bit of your madness. 

And our part of the deal is: 

  • 10 cool levels; 
  • crowds of impudent bears; 
  • funny music; 
  • a whole pile of achievements – from “Dummisaur” to the “Bee Idol”; 
  • a lot of action and crazy bee bear chases! 

Recommended for Adult and Children of all ages

This app is designed for both iPhone
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 02, 2012
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 46.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
  • Seller: Anton Roshchine
  • © Anton Roshchine Studio
  • Rated 4+

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

This is the most crazy addictive app I have ever played. Its whimsical music and adorable drawings hook you no matter what your age is. The simplistic idea behind the app keeps you hooked as it is a lot more difficult than it appears.

The goal of the game is to fill up a predetermined shape with honeycombs within the predetermined amount of time. Bees on bungee cords fill up the shape with the honeycombs while bears on bungee cords attempt to steal it. Your job is to eliminate the bears by cutting their bungee cords before they grab the honey. Be careful because if you accidently cut one of the bee’s bungee cords you will lose your “hit points” and honey will be smeared all over the screen making it difficult if not impossible to see.
It is essential that you stay on your toes at all times as occasionally “bears wearing tutus” will appear and they take two swipes to eliminate. Regularly you will also be faced with “bees carrying dynamite”. Make sure you eliminate them before the dynamite explodes or your screen will crack and it will be impossible to see what to do. If things are not bad enough on occasion the lights go out and you are required to determine the difference between the bees and the bears in the dark.
If you’re looking for a little help along the way pay close attention to the colored honeycomb that appear in the hive. They provide you with some assistance towards filling your hive.
Red – provides you with an additional life
Blue – freezes the screen for four seconds so you can cut the bears bungee cords
Green/Blue – is skunk spray which drives bears away the from the hive for four seconds
Black bee - cuts all the bears and dynamite bees on the screen at that moment
At the end of each level you are able to gamble for additional colored honeycombs buy using the points you earned or lost by cutting bungee cords.

Things I like about the app:
  • Applicable for adults and kids
  • Fun music and images
  • Highly addictive so it keeps the users coming back time and time again.
  • Not easily finished in just one or two playings

Things I would like to see changed in future updates:

  • Directions for the game built into the app.
  • Levels of play that adjust the speed of play so all individuals are able to play. Currently it moves way too quickly (speed wise) for most students with special needs.

More information about the To Bee Or Not To Bear app can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

1 comment: