Paper Boat Race is a new racing gamewhere you race paper boats about a pool—by blowing into youriPhone’s microphone! Evolved byI-Play, this 3-D racing game boastsadorable paper boats, beach balls, and other trappings of yourtypical pool. Although the game has its moments of nerdy joyfulness,blowing into the microphone though attempting to control the boat ishard to do—and there is actually anything else going for the game.
To play, simply guide your boat alongthe swimming pool racetrack by blowing into the microphone andapplying the accelerometer to steer. Though this is a actually cutethought, it is unluckily not like cute when keep into practice.
Since the iPhone’s mic is placed withthe bottom of the phone, you have to keep your iPhone parallel to theground, blow into the mic, and attempt to feel down like you tiltyour boat through the course. This is not impossible, but even notterribly simple with the eyes.
Fortunately, there are alternativecontrols — you can tap the with-display buttons to go backward andforward at a pretty steady speed, and if you require a boost you caneasily blow once into the mic. The tracks are marked with flags, andyou have to guide your boat between the successive sets of flags inorder to complete a lap. A nice touch is that if you miss a set offlags, you can just aim your boat at any other set of flags andyou’ll automatically be placed in front of the flags you’resupposed to go through.
There is a practice way, an arcade wayon four championships, and a quick race mode. There is no online orlocal multiplayer, which is disappointing, but Paper Boat Race doesincorporate OpenFeint statistics and leader boards, thus you canwatch who is better at blowing boats as compared to you are.
The graphics are a small blocky, but Ienjoy few of the plan choices. I treasured that the buttons of thegame are represented like pieces of paper and the music is terriblycheery. The artwork is cute and plus to the novelty of the game.
Paper Boat Race is a cute, simpleracing game that will take you a decent amount of time to master.Still, the thought of blowing into the mic to fuel the boats, thoughnovel, is not terribly convenient —and acquires old fairly rapidly.It is a nice thing the developers thought of the potential eye strainand added buttons, or the game would not be playable for more ascompared to five minutes.