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Sponsored Game Review: Juicy Hunt

July 29, 2013 - Written By Tom Dawson

Physics has been used in games for smartphones and tablets for some time now, and it’s no surprise that developers are looking to use the mechanic in any game that they can do. While the idea of flinging something at something else is an easy one to grasp and it’s almost instantly gratifying, it doesn’t necessarily make for a good game. Juicyhunt is a game that’s built around the mechanic, read on to see if it’s a game worth playing.

Description: Juicyhunt offers very little in the way of story, which could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your outlook. You and your friends are stranded in a warm climate and you’re understandably very thirsty. After travelling and scavenging what you can you come across tress that have an abundance of juicy fruit. To make sure you keep hydrated and get a little lift, you set out to get a hold on as much of this fruit as possible. To do this, as the player, you take charge of throwing a sandal into the tree to make the fruit fall from it. After some time you should have enough juice to fill a couple of jugs. Watch out for the wasps though!

How it Works: To get started with Juicy Hunt, all you have to do is download the game from the Play Store.

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You’ll have to start off hunting for mangoes, so choose the mango to get started.

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When playing the game, you’ll see a sandal on the floor and then a tree full of fruit.

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You’ve got to aim the sandal at the tree at then release it to get the fruit off of the tree. The arrows show you where you’re aiming:

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The more fruit you knock out of the tree, the more full the jugs in the left corner will become. You need to fill these jugs with juice to move to the next level.

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Try not to hit the wasps nests though, because those nasty critters could ruin your game!

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Go ahead and download the game and see how much fruit you can get without upsetting the wasps!

Opinion: Juicy Hunt is not one of the best looking games out there, in fact it can look a little bland but, it does have its charms. The wasp nests and the swarms that come out of them will certainly be a shock to younger players and when the fruit falls it can feel rewarding. If anything, it’s a shame that there isn’t anything else going on in the scenes when playing Juicy Hunt, hopefully something more exciting is coming in a future update. The core mechanic of the game works well, but can get quite repetitive. I can see this being a lot of fun for the younger audience but, it’s honestly not too much fun for those that have played Angry Birds or something similar

Ratings

  • Speed (3.5/5) – Juicy Hunt isn’t a very fast game but, the pace of the game doesn’t need it to be and it works the same on a wide range of devices. 
  • Features (3/5) – The core mechanic is essentially knocking fruit out of a tree, which is fine but it can wear a little thin.
  • Theme (4/5) – It’s not the best-looking game out there but, for the younger audience it should draw people in.
  • Overall (3.5/5) – Juicy Hunt has a lot of potential going for it, it’s just a shame that it doesn’t fully realize it.

Pros

  • Easy to pick-up and play without getting too involved. 
  • Great for the younger audience.
  • It’s an interesting take on a now classic gameplay type.
  • Some might find the game a little addictive.

Cons

  • Doesn’t go far enough to create the tropical paradise it sets out to. 
  • Gameplay can become repetitive.

Conclusion: Juicy Hunt is not one of those games that you’d instantly take to, it takes a little time to get used to but once you do, you might find it hard to put down. It is a shame that there isn’t anything else going in the background of the levels but, if you take to the core mechanic you won’t be paying attention to that anyway. Overall, I’d say that Juicy Hunt is a game more suited to the younger audience, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The graphics are okay and easy for young ones to get to grips with. Not only that but, kids don’t take to bugs so the addition of wasps is a good choice. It’s a free game and great for the kids so while it’s not fantastic, it’s certainly good enough.

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