R.I.P. — This Maze Will Kill Your Time

R.I.P. (AppStore Link)
User Reviews
Developer: Quinn Genzel
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store

R.I.P - maze game for iPhoneIt may not be close to Halloween, but R.I.P will put you in the spirit. While this new game is light on depth, it does a nice job at killing a few minutes of time.

The premise is pretty simple. You are a ghost trying to make your way back to your happy little home amongst the dead. Using both touch and tilt movements you must find a grave marked "R.I.P." in the quickest time possible. The game then records the time and keeps a list of the best ones. Unfortunately there are no levels to pass or different types of terrain — so improving your score is the main challenge you will face.

R.I.P. does also have one extra plus over other apps. Games for the iPhone/iPod Touch generally have the worst music since the New Kids on the Block last performed. But the sounds on R.I.P. are actually quite good. It is a steady set of spooky sounds and howls that fit in well with the environment. No annoying pseudo-Muzak. Just pure fright-night howls.

The controls take a bit of getting used to. You must both rely on the accelerometer and touch screen to navigate your ghoul. Touching the screen points you in a particular direction, while tilting the screen will change the angle. For some additional help in the beginning, leave on the "hint" option and a red arrow appears on-screen to guide you in the right direction. There also is an option to control how foggy it is on screen should you want a clearer path or a more challenging one.

Hopefully there are some more updates planned because R.I.P. becomes a bit repetitive after a few runs. And there are other ghosts who float around but they are purely for background. Some additional levels and other challenges would make this a game worth playing many times over.

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  • http://www.quinnscape.com Quinn Genzel


    FYI, improvements in control, graphics, sound and game speed have been made since this review was done. Also, now it is available for only US$0.99.

    In addition, a new game, based on the same 3D technology, environment and control method as R.I.P., has been developed and launched on the App Store. GHOST BUDDY casts you as a human who tries to help lost ghosts find their graves, first by chasing down and capturing them, then by locating their matching, named graves. In the process, you must avoid or defend yourself against the evil red ghosts. Game play is fast and exciting, and progresses through harder and harder levels with more ghosts (both good and bad), faster speeds, and thicker fog. It's really quite challenging and addictive! Try it out for yourself here: