When I was a kid, I applied to hearstories about the unpleasant things you could do on frogs. I rememberthat one specifically alarming tale revolved about straws, insertion,and the act of blowing.
If you always recounted the story to anadult - or anybody on a functioning moral compass - they would screwup their characteristics in disgust and tell you never to entertainsuch revolting feelings.
Years after, I detect myselfreconsidering a game called Frog Burst, the central theme of which isto clear levels by blowing up as many frogs as humanly possible. Suckwith that, painstaking objectors. Gross while the premise mightsound (and is), it serves like a vehicle for a puzzle title that isconsiderable-presented, clearly defined, and really quite lovable.The predictably irrelevant setup is as follows: you are a scientistwho has accidentally polluted a local lake, turning its froggyinhabitants into cold-blooded killers.
To rectify thisterrible mistake, you must kill each mutated amphibian you can detectby feeding them a growth chemical till yet they reach critical massand pop as slimy green balloons. Your murderous mission brings theform a grid-dependent logic puzzle. Armed on a pipette containing alimited number of drops, you must apply the like a catalyst to starta chain reaction that will eliminate each frog on-display.Over-inflated frogs will pop later a single droplet, sending greenpellets flying across the horizontal and vertical axis. These pelletswill prompt other likewise-inflated frogs to burst upon contact.
Fewfrogs are regular-sized, although others are barely tadpoles. Thesmaller - or less swollen - the frog, the more drops or pellets youwill need to rend its fragile form in twain. You can complete many ofFrog Burst's 75 levels on one carefully selected droplet. The moredensely famous stages erupt in a guiltily satisfying screen offrog-on-frog violence. The difficulty goes up and down - I breezedvia many of the first 25 levels in one try, but detected myself stuckfor few time on the 11th level, which appeared a little odd.
Theone-droplet solutions are always the simplest - sometimesembarrassingly thus. Six-drop levels have so many variables that theycan prove a serious challenge, still, intending you have to plot yourmoves carefully and make every drip count. There are a coupledifferent foe types to deal with: the monocular bullfrog releasesjust one pellet on impact, although blue frogs take out all in theadjacent squares without releasing any projectiles. While the enemyclasses are few in number, the developer uses them efficiently,resulting in a relatively straightforward but exacty serviceablelittle time sink.