iLava Lamp is no Way Near Far Out, Man


ilava lamp iphoneI thought Gotham Waves Games' iLava, Virtual Lava Lamp, would be a groovy kind of the thing. You know, something that you and your frat-boy friends would gawk at and say "Gee whiz!" or something like that.

Alas, what you see is what you get: A simulation, and not a very good one, of a lava lamp.

Unlike the real deal, though, you can swipe, stretch and pinch the blobs. You can shake and tilt the iPhone to make the blobs move around. If you really want to, you can make the heating element hotter so the blobs glow brighter and rise faster.

I guess the physics of the this virtual lava lamps globules are okay. I don't recall the last time I saw a lava lamp, let alone shook one up to see what the blobs would.

But, boy the graphics are lame. There isn't anything about this virtual lava lamp that's close to what a real lava lamp looks like, straight or stoned. The shading is lifeless and it lacks any sense of three dimensionality. It will amuse you for all of about 99 seconds, equal to the 99 cents you paid for it.

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