Developer: NEOWIZ Internet Corp.
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
If you are ready to get caught up in Olympic fever or simply looking for a fun sports game to try out then London 2012 is the app for you.
London 2012 is an action sports game that recreates the Olympic experience by letting you compete in Olympic style events like the pole vault and 100m run.
You begin the game by customizing a character. You choose whether the character is male or female, the type of hair, skin color and country. London 2012 even lets you choose your character’s special talent such as strength, balance, agility etc.
Once you have customized your character, London 2012 will take you to a training mode to help you figure out how to use the game. The controls are easy to use and simply involve tapping or sliding your fingers on your iOS device.
London 2012 allows you to create up to three characters and has nine events that come from five different sports. The events are: 100m run, 110m Hurdles, Triple Jump, Pole Vault, 100m Freestyle Swim, 100m Butterfly Swim, Archery, Kayaking and Double Tap Shooting.
Once you have mastered the training mode on London 2012 you can move on and compete in the Olympic mode, where you can receive trophies and medals based on how well you do in the events.
The game also has various challenges throughout each event such as finishing a race within 12 seconds or finishing in the top three of an event. Once you complete the challenges in London 2012 you will unlock other Olympic events for you to compete in.
My favorite event in London 2012 was the 100m run, and once I started to play it I could not put down my iPad. The fun part of the game, for me, was trying to beat my fastest times or high scores in different events. Games that allow you to compete against yourself are my personal favorite to play because they have a high re-playability factor since there is always a new score to try and beat.
London 2012 is a fun and addicting game that can provide endless fun and also be a compliment to the summer Olympic Games in London. You can play along while your favorite athletes are competing in their own events.
Overall I thought the app was very fun and enjoyable and I would recommend it for both adults and young children looking a new and interesting iOS game.