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Hands On: Hungry Squid (iOS)
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Nov 21, 2014, 01:04 PM
It's not unusual for everyone to be looking for the next popular iOS game. We've seen it with the many clones of Angry Birds, FlappyBird, and 2048. While no one will deny that these games are fun, sometimes a user might crave something with a little more thought and care behind the design. That's where Hungry Squid by Michal Malewicz comes in, promising to enchant those who play it.

Most user's complaints regarding the title tend to be that the game doesn't actually seem to explain itself, and might be more story-based than an average iOS casual game is. However, the game does have a help section which walks users through the basic mechanics of playing Hungry Squid. However, the gist is that all the user has to do is rotate rings of hexagonal blocks of tubes so they lead from the squid outward to the edges of the gameboard.

Once the rotation finished, the Squid will release a goo, likely some sort of ink, into these tubes. The more hexagons that are used and the more exits that are found, the higher the score.

Hungry Squid is a beautifully-designed game that is sure to delight those who enjoy like puzzle games. The artwork is absolutely stunning, it feels very hand-painted. As the user plays, more and more pieces of the story unfold in front of them, giving them an incentive to play more. The music of the game is enjoyable, and the developers have even offered up the soundtrack for free. Not enough? Users are able to download a free iBook with the illustrated storyline from the iBookstore.

The game is easy to pick up, and hard to master. We found it hard to put down. Hungry Squid is available for iPhone and iPad, and costs $2.

Who would like Hungry Squid:
Those who enjoy standard rotation or Match-3 style puzzle games

Who would not like Hungry Squid:
Those who don't like puzzlers or in-depth storylines should probably skip it.

-Amber Neely (@SurferAmber)
( Last edited by NewsPoster; Nov 22, 2014 at 06:17 AM. )
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