When I first played with World of Goo ($4.99 via iTunes), it was on the PC. It quickly reminded me of the DOS game, Lemmings where you control little critters and sacrifice some of them so the others can survive. Pretty cool game, and it got me hooked at a young age of 10.
World of Goo is a physics based puzzle game, well, much like Lemmings, but here you get to command little goo balls. The objective is simple, build a structure using the goo balls into a pipe so the others can get inside and get sucked into goo heaven.
However, the simple objective gets a little bit harder because you are going to be presented with different kinds of goo balls, ranging from the black regular goo, the green detachable goo to the big and “beautiful” goo, with different properties.
To add challenge to that, you are going to be presented with different terrains that alter the original physics, like space, fire or a storm.
The game gives you enough easy levels on the beginning to get through that learning curve, but gives your brains and hands quite a work out on the later levels. Sweet for physics puzzler lovers who liked Angry Birds or Cut the Rope.
The game is presented in a weird, goofy, humorous kind of manner, kind of a love child of Angry Birds and Tim Burton. And that is really endearing if you ask me.
The sounds, if not the game play, could be the best feature of the game. You will find yourself enjoying the background music while playing the levels.
Oh, did I mention that the game was developed by only two persons? Pretty impressive, huh?
World of Goo at a Glance:
Price: $4.99 for iPad / $2.99 for iPhone