World of Goo – Android Game Review
World of Goo is an award winning game from 2D Boy that puts you to work building towers of Goo with lots of hapless little Goo Balls. All Goo Balls are not created equal as you’ll soon find out when dealing with different types of Goo. At its core World of Goo may be a building game, but once you get sucked in you’ll find out it’s much more than that. This quirky little game has a unique style, an engaging storyline, great atmosphere, and more globs of Goo than you can shake a stick at…
Your goal for every level in World of Goo is to get the little Goo Balls across the screen and into the pipe which advances you to the next level. Once you get your Goo close to the pipe, they’ll get sucked up into the pipe and you’ll get your score for the level. Each level requires a certain amount of Goo Balls to clear and your score is based on how many balls you get into the pipe as well as the length of time it takes you to complete the level. The first few levels give you a good idea of how to play the game, but it doesn’t take long before you’ll run into trouble in the form of spikes and a little something called gravity which always tries to drag you down. Luckily for us, there are many different kinds of Goo in The World of Goo so you’re going to get a little help along the way.
Each kind of Goo has its own unique abilities; Green Goo can be placed and then moved around while Black Goo stays put once you use it. You’ve also got White Goo, Red Goo, and a few others that I’ll let you find out about on your own. If memory serves me right there are around 50 levels spread out across 5 chapters in World of Goo. Each chapter has its own theme and you’re going to see some pretty wild things along the way in the form of Eyeball balloons and Giant Tongues just to name a few. There is also an extra level you can play anytime called the World of Goo Corporation. Every Goo Ball you collect in your journey goes to the Corp. and you’re able to use them to build your own personal tower which you can compare in height with others online.
If you’ve played World of Goo on any platform you’ll know what to expect with the Android version and you definitely won’t be disappointed. 2D Boy did an awesome job of bringing their game over to Android and has truly been a blast to play. The gameplay is top-notch, the visuals are stunning, and the game as a whole is just as good as it’s ever been. The World of Goo is a game that everyone should check out, and if you don’t you’re really missing out on one awesome game. There’s a trial version of the game you can check out for free or you can grab the full version of World of Goo while it’s still on sale for $2.99.
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