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Uggles: Christmas Edition Review: They’re Back In… White

Uggles.  What can I say, I’m a big fan of Uggles.  Bouncing and juggling fluffy balls have never been better than Uggles, and it’s the best “juggling fluffy balls” experience you’ll ever receive.  It’s also interesting to see them return in style, with Santa Hats and reindeer antlers to name a few of their new accessories.  While collecting the Uggles seem to be as easy as the first, some difficulty improvements have been made, adding some more achievements along with all new Uggles.

Likes

Design: Design looks good in Uggles, and there’s really nothing more to say about it.  The layout is clean, there aren’t any font miscues, and the UI is easy to understand and access.  It’s simple, but it definitely looks clean and well organized.  I never had a problem with design in Uggles, and the Christmas edition is basically the same.

New and Improved: This isn’t Uggles with just a Christmas skin on it, frogameleon has gone to the extent of improving the original Uggles and updating it.  For example, the original Uggles was extremely easy in terms of collecting achievements, and you could collect all of them in a matter of minutes.  Uggles: CE takes this to a new level though, with achievements for those risking to venture into the hard difficulty along with some other nifty achievements.  I’m glad the developer didn’t just put a Christmas skin to the original, it would have been disappointing if they did.

Christmas Theme: I thought the Christmas theme was very well done, including achievements that can only be unlocked if you play the game on Christmas.  The achievements were creative, the snowflakes were a nice background, and I thought frogameleon did a good job with spreading the theme throughout the entire game.  It’s one of the best Christmas-themed games yet, and the theme was very creatively spread.

Dislikes

Difficulty: The game is still too easy, and while the hard difficulty does provide some challenge, the achievements aren’t all that hard to achieve.  You’ll receive around 100 points right off the bat for playing the game, and another 50 or so for getting a score of 50 or better (on easy difficulty, that’s a cinch).  Easy difficulty was made easier, and the achievements were again, too easy to achieve.

Bouncing: The physics when bouncing the Uggle from one arm to the other was pretty poor in the first one, and the Christmas edition seems to fair no better.  This isn’t a major issue, but I just wish they would have improved the bounce effect.  It just seems pretty unrealistic when the Uggle touches the other Uggle’s arm, and it would be better if there was some sort of response in the arm.

Uggles: Christmas Edition is everything an Uggles fan could wish for.  There are some pretty minor flaws in the game, but overall, it was a blast to play.  If you’re a fan of Uggles at all, I suggest you go and pick up the Christmas edition for: 1) more achievements; 2) increased difficulty; 3) for fun.  I’m impressed with the Christmas edition, and I’m pretty sure most of you will enjoy this fresh and fluffy title.

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Uggles: Christmas Edition was developed by frogameleon, and I played through version 1.0 on my iPhone 3GS.  The price is $0.99.

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An Update on Updates

Sparta 1.3 ($0.99)

All new shop system allowing you to buy new weapons, new armor, and health potions.

– Battle and survive through a variety of levels and enemies.

– Slay your enemies to earn gold.

Sentinel 2: Earth Defense 1.1 ($2.99)

– Added OS3.0 iPod Music Player

– Added two new missions and corresponding achievements.

– Made it quicker to replay a failed mission.

– Reduced download size.

– Bosses on map 4 now use all 3 paths.

Uggles 1.5 ($0.99)

– “Yeah Man” – A Completely NEW ‘unlockable’ Uggle

– 2X new environments.

– Uggle Groove

– Nebula

– Scores are now held for each control method, i.e. Touch or Tilt.

Myst 1.1.3 ($5.99)

– Reduced app size by almost 30%! (534 MB download size)

– In-game browser added for much faster access to help/hints and back to game

– Simplified book reading in Library

– Maze Runner bug fixed

– Improved recovery from sleep/call/bookmark in unexpected places

– Option Panel / web browser interface adjustments

– Numerous sound and music fixes

– Numerous art asset and graphic corrections

– Numerous hot-spot/interface adjustments

– Numerous other bug fixes in all Ages

–  iPhone OS 3.0 compatibility improvements

Zenonia 1.1 ($5.99)

– D-pad control upgraded.

– Wider touch area.

– Transparency added.

– Inventory navigation improved.

– Optional BGM.

– MP3 playable during game play.

– Balancing Hunger and Durability time adjusted

– Typos and minor glitches fixed.

BeatRider Touch 1.1 ($4.99)

Has increased the number of songs in ‘My Music’.  You can now store 30 songs.

– Added landscape mode.  You can change mode in ‘Option’.

– Added new portrait mode.  You can change mode in ‘Option’.

– Added background customization feature.  You can change background in ‘Option’.

– You can download all songs at once by pushing ‘Download’ button.

– Added music recommendation feature.  You can recommend song in the result screen.