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Cocoto Magic Circus Review: Circus Shmircus

Eurocenter is usually good at bringing solid experiences to the iPhone, whether it be Ace Tennis Online or DinoSmash.  And while they decided to upgrade in the graphical department, they cut out some of the fun in what appears to be an amalgam of circus mini-games.

And while it’ll keep you entertained for a few minutes, there’s nothing else to it.

Likes

Visuals: The visuals are definitely impressive, and the 3D, cartoon look is very appealing to the eyes.  This may just be Eurocenter’s best-looking game, and I was definitely impressed through my first go at Cocoto Magic Circus.

Online: Eurocenter has always been good at this area, as this is their area of expertise.  The online experience is very smooth, I didn’t encounter any bugs, and there are a lot of reasons to play online.  While it didn’t totally pull me in, the online works pretty well.

Dislikes

Repetitive: This is the part of the game that gets me the most.  It’s the same thing over and over again: tap here, tap there.  That was one aspect of the game that turned the lights off for this game, and I wasn’t exactly impressed with it.  It was so repetitive, in fact, that I grueled through the game only for review purposes; if I was playing just for fun, I would have quit within minutes.  I have better things to do than play such a boring game.

Nothing to it: It’s basically the same circus mini-games over and over again.  There’s nothing else to it.  No story mode, no accruing of points, no challenges, no nothing.  I didn’t exactly understand the whole point of the game, and that may be because of one reason: the game is pointless.

Cocoto Magic Circus looks good but plays horribly.  I don’t think I have much more to say on this topic other than the fact that you should save your $3.99 on something else.  The mini-games are far from entertaining, and they’re so repetitive that I deleted the game after 30 minutes.  You want a game that lasts right?  More bang for the buck?  You won’t find it here.

Cocoto Magic Circus was developed by Eurocenter, and I played through version 1.0 on my iPhone 3GS.  The price is $3.99.




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