Updated: Uggles Review

frogameleon Ltd has just released Uggles Free, which allows you to play the full game with ads. An ad-free version is still available for $0.99. In our initial review of the game, we found Uggles to be one of the better pick-up-and-play choices on the App Store, so this free version is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t already.

Uggles 1.7, titled “Return Of The King”, concludes the content updates to this game. Don’t take that as a bad thing, however. Not only does the game now have seven unlockable Uggles and four backgrounds to utilize, but it also has OpenFeint integration.

Now with online scoring, achievements, and all of the other great features that come packed with this social gaming platform, replay value is unlimited. Achievements in particular will challenge even the most advanced players with goals such as a score of 999 and unlocking all the Uggles.

These additions justify its bump to a 4. Remember that you can always try the free version of the game, which is still getting updates to catch up with the paid version. However, we would hope our readers would pay the low entry price of $0.99 for the game to support the developer and this pick-up-and-play gem. Our final statement: go buy this game.

If you asked us which genre defines mobile gaming, there is no doubt it would be ‘pick up and play,’ simple games that you can quickly run through when in a rush.

Uggles is an excellent example. Its overall simplicity and flawless controls make this game a gem on the iDevice.

Juggle the Uggles!

The concept involves keeping your Uggle or Uggles in the air by supporting them with the arms of a larger Uggle. Tilting the device from side to side or using two touch-buttons to move the arms can do this — both methods work exceptionally well, allowing the player to get underneath each Uggle with precision.

One of the most appealing factors of this game is the simple interface, which allows for quick navigation.

While simplicity makes the game great, it also hurts it. Once you unlock all of the secret Uggles, which are added with each update or reach a satisfactory high score, there is no real incentive to continue playing. With no variation to the gameplay beyond the number of Uggles you have in the air at once and the omission of online scoring, you may end up being done with this game quickly.

Although it needs some new elements to its simplistic formula, Uggles is an excellent game that brings a new and fun experience to your device.

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