Top Android Game: Grow
Grow is a fast-paced, agility-demanding Android app where the goal is to survive, grow, and evolve.
- Version: 1.02
- Size: 5.04MB (apps2SD enabled)
- Category: Games
- Price: $1.99
You will begin “Adventure” mode as a tadpole-like fish in a clear jar with the necessity of getting bigger to survive. The basic premise is that you can only eat other fish that are of the same size or smaller than you. Run into a larger fish and you will quickly be devoured. Every time you eat another fish, the “fish bar” at the top of the screen will fill in (more for larger fish and vice versa). Completely fill it to complete the level. Plus, coins will spill from each fish you consume (reminiscent of rings from the original Sega Sonic the Hedgehog). Do your best to collect these before the fade away because they can be used to purchase items from the shop like speed bonuses and extra power-ups.
At first, this Android game seems rather easy, but that quickly changes with the introduction of defensive fish and aggressive predators. Beware of the orange blowfish, which will puff up if you get too close. Also be weary of the blue anglerfish, which will attempt to pull you in and turn you into a quick meal. When these dangerous fish are highlighted in red they cannot be touched or eaten. However, if you grow large enough or catch them at an opportune moment, you can chomp them down.
Luckily, you also have some tricks up your sleeve (or scales?). For instance, the “hook” and “stun” power-ups help you attract and slow down fish respectively. Don’t forget to purchase bonus items/abilities from the store to improve your chances for survival.
- 64 increasingly challenging levels
- Variety of menacing predators and sophisticated defensive fish
- Appealing graphics enhance gameplay
- Sensitive on-screen joystick controls and multitouch support
Areas for improvement:
- Consider adding more power-ups/bonuses (and even leverage the new in-app payment as an option for players who are stuck/impatient)
Conclusion: Use your speed, agility, and strategy to devour your way to the top of the food chain in this aquatic adventure Android game.
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