Price: free Download on the App Store
Rocket Bird by Be Tomorrow is a simple, silly, yet whimsical game that features a bird, a rocket, and many country farm obstacles. The app presents a clear, simple objective – fly as far as you can. For a limited time (reportedly only through today 11/30) Rocket Bird is available for free in the App Store. If you get a chance to grab it up, it’s quite a steal.
Rocket Bird is really a bird with a rocket strapped to his back blasting across a country landscape. Players aid him in his flight by controlling his left and right motions with a tilt of the iPhone or iPod touch. It really couldn’t be a simpler game and the concept, combined with ease of control, makes Rocket Bird a terrific little casual game enhanced by colorful animation.
Taking full advantage of the accelerometer feature, Rocket Bird was designed to be accurately responsive. With three levels of difficulty, players can challenge themselves to greater distances and more complicated flights. The overall objective is to travel the greatest distance possible before crashing Rocket Bird into one of the many obstacles, such as barns, split rail fences, cows, and trees. Keep an eye on his rocket power, displayed on the right and pick up stars for added rocket fuel. Try to beat your personal best or compare your distance with that of other players via the global leader board.
Rocket Bird hits the mark of a casual, pick up and play game in every aspect – it’s easy to learn, quick and fun to play, and has a simple objective. Of course the colorful animation and accompanying in-flight tune are great additions. For free, Rocket Bird is a hidden gem. Even once it again becomes a paid app, it will remain a great little casual game for players of all ages.