Pirates and dragons aarrrrrrrrr bad…so arrrrrr my puns.
Bigby: L.A.P.D (League Against Pirates and Dragons) is a game about a little boy in a bear suit who flies around fighting “crime” with the help of a rocket attached to his back. Better yet, the enemies he vanquishes are a handful of pirates and dragons. These characters may sound vicious and scary, but they have a common weakness: their heads. That’s right, jump on their heads to put them in a jar (literally) and then collect the jars. Once you collect enough jars, head to the exit and complete the level.
The game itself is pretty well done, as in the controls work well and the animations are nice, but the game lacks in the gameplay. The game uses the iPhone’s accelerometer to move Bigby and then uses on screen controls to jump/fly. The harder you tilt, the faster you run. The visuals are fun and cute, but the animations and controls can not always save a game. The repetitiveness of the levels just isn’t satisfying enough to make me come back for a second round. There are 20 levels that have the player jumping on the heads of pirates and dragons, capturing parrots for extra points, collecting fuel to fly, and eating Chicken Parmesan for health. This game seems to be a good pick up for a 7-12 age group, but that’s about it. So if you’re a parent who doesn’t mind buying a mediocre $0.99 game to keep your kid busy, then this is your game. But if you are expecting a game with replay value above 20%, Bigby: L.A.P.D. is definitely not for you.