Dec 20, 2012

App Review: Mutant Fridge Mayhem - Gumball

Mutant Fridge Mayhem - Gumball is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod for $0.99. It's universal, meaning once you buy it you have it for all your devices. For this review I mainly played it on the iPad, but did play it a little on the iPhone 5.

First, I'd like to point out that I've never actually seen an episode of The Amazing World of Gumball. There could be some inside-jokes that only fans will understand that could have completely gone over my head. That being said, Mutant Fridge Mayhem is about exactly that. The food in your fridge has gone so bad that it's now coming after you to kill you. It's your job playing as three of the characters from Gumball: Gumball, Darwin, and Anais to beat up all the leftovers.

With your right thumb, you tap the right side of your device to punch. While the left thumb slides on the left side of the device to move around. There are power-ups from each character that are used by pressing the special button at the top. For example: Anais has the ability to revive someone if they have passed out. The game controls well and the closer to the side of the device you have your left thumb, the faster you move. There were only a couple of times I placed my thumb in the wrong spot, and would do a slow walk. There were also some times where it was hard to pick up the coins leftover from the leftovers. Though these two minor mishaps only happened once in awhile.

At the end of each stage you're given the chance to spend the coins you've earned. You can earn coins by collecting them from dead enemies, or from how well your three star rating for the level. These coins go to unlocking new abilities, getting more health, or being more strong. Each character levels up on their own. My strategy was to level up more on my favorite character in the game which was Anais. She could revive people, and her attacks were well done. Though I still would level up the other two character occasionally because there were times I needed to use all three of my characters in a stage.

The graphics to Mutant Fridge Mayhem are well done in the three different settings (chapters). Even on the iPhone I thought it looked really nice. Playing this game on the iPhone wasn't as easy as playing it on the iPad. Enemies would appear where your thumbs are, and on the smaller screen this could be a problem. I recommend playing this on the iPad over the iPhone.

Final Say: Mutant Fridge Mayhem holds up well on the iPad, and decently on the iPhone. If you're a fan of the show then it's a must buy because I'm sure you'll enjoy playing as your favorite characters, and use their different abilities. If you've never seen the show like myself and looking for a well done fighting game then I would pick it up. If this doesn't interest you at all then you're probably not going to enjoy this, and I would take a pass. It's a well done game, but nothing that makes it a must have for everyone, but only for fans of the show, or fighting games.

Mutant Fridge Mayhem can be purchased for $0.99 here.