The first and only time I was ever addicted to a memory game was on my Palm phone, with no other games available. It was actually great fun, and I would always compete with my brothers to get the best score. Well my friends, Flipn’ Monsters provides that same sense of fun with great artwork and best of all, revives the memory card genre.
Gameplay consists of two modes: arcade and classic. The classic mode is similar to what you would see in a normal memory game, clear away all the cards in the shortest amount of time. I actually enjoyed classic mode and felt a want to beat my own time. Arcade mode is the one that makes this game even more enjoyable. The cards are flipped over in the beginning, you must memorize their places, then match them in a certain amount of time. Each one you get in a row adds more to your score. So for example, if you get 2 in a row, your score would be 3 because the second score is one more than the first. Once you lose the streak, you go all the way back to +1 for a match. In arcade mode, you have to see how many rounds you can survive until the time runs out. Some additions that I would love to have added are online highscores and a highscore table, but the current addition is adequate enough to make the gameplay appealing.
Graphics and artwork is the main plus to this game. It is very well done, and I must commend the artist for this game. Design is very well done, and the monsters look very cartoony. The menu designs are also thoroughly done, and the whole game consists of the scary, yet comical monster theme. The factor that I thought was very clever about the artwork was when you go to see all the types of monsters, it’s actually a credits page also.
All in all, Flipn’ Monsters provides a surprisingly addictive memory game that you should not look over. Most memory games on the iPhone have either been ignored or never played on my iPhone, but this one deserves a spot in my memory. For $0.99, I am very impressed with the artwork and graphics, and the gameplay is quite entertaining. Animations and the “flipping card” motion is nicely done. Online highscores and a highscore table would be a great addition to the game, but the current version does a pretty good job executing the gameplay. This game will keep you on your heels flipping cards as fast as possible, and I’m sure your kids will also love this type of game. Cute designs, great gameplay, and comical monsters make this game a winner in my sight, and I hope it does in yours also.