Gomi rocked our world on the iPhone. Developed by two college students coding for fun in their dorm, it turned out to be one of the most charming and innovative games available on the App Store at the time. In fact, we even gave it runner-up to Game of the Month last August. Now it has come to the iPad and, while nothing has been altered content-wise, those who have yet to experience the environment-cleansing phenomenon that is Gomi should certainly take this opportunity to do so.
This version of the game retains all of the worlds, challenge levels, and minigames, offering up many hours of Gomi-rolling fun. One drawback to the iPhone version was the fairly low-res graphics, however. Now all the lines and colors have been smoothed out and the charm of the hand-drawn artwork really shines through. This is helped by the iPad’s larger screen in a big way as you can view much more of the levels at once. Pausing the game still zooms the view out to show the entire level.
The heart wants what the heart wants.
Controlling Gomi is unaffected by the new hardware, although the special ability flower button gives a bit of delay between you tapping it and it registering the action. It makes little difference since Gomi isn’t a game you’ll need super twitchy controls for, so don’t let this turn you away.
We are still big fans of this lovable world-beautifying creature and bet you will be too once you give this game a go. There may not be enough new to warrant a re-purchase, although if you couldn’t get enough the first time around, by all means have at it. What’s greener than cleaning up the planet?
Editor’s Note: This review only covers the content exclusive to the iPad version of this game. For the full game review, click here.