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the Sheeps

The Sheeps is a puzzle platforming iOS app developed and published by Ivan Starchenkov for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The gist of the game is that you control three different sheep, each of a different size, and have to use each one to solve complicated puzzles blocking your sheep from getting to their barn. Basically, get the sheep from the left side of the screen to the right. How is The Sheeps as a full blown application? Let’s break down it down in a review of the audio, graphics and overall content to see.

Graphics
The Sheeps takes a definitive page from Angry Birds in its graphical layout. The sheep themselves are easy to distinguish against the bright backgrounds, and each other, due to nice shadow and cell work. The physics of the graphics system are also satisfying, as when you lead the fat, heavy sheep onto a pulley, it slowly and clearly cranks gear by gear down. There are not any puzzles where the solution gets lost in the graphics or colors, and the iPhone app does a great job utilizing brightness to make its graphics attractive.

the Sheeps iPhone app review

Audio
Fortunately, the develop of The Sheeps decided to go with the philosophy that simpler is better with regards to the audio in his app. The music in The Sheeps is really only noticeable on the opening menus and when you complete a level. Apart from that, the sound effects are bright, suitably farm-y, and do a nice job of allowing the player to focus on the puzzles at hand.

Content
There are over 30 distinct areas for your puzzling pleasure in The Sheeps, with each level building on principles from the last. One level has you use your small sheep to unlock a passageway for the large sheep to push blocks onto another switch, opening up the last passage for the medium sheep. The next has you reversing the process, but adding in a pulley system to boot. In these senses, The Sheeps keeps users coming back for more, as the actual puzzling element is addictive and easy to play. It certainly has mass appeal written all over it, as kids will enjoy the “ah-ha!” lightbulb moment of the earlier levels as much as adults will with the last few difficult ones.

The only downside the the game is that much like other popular iPod Touch and iOS puzzle games, getting sheep to the other side of the screen is simply not a strong motivator to keep playing for very long periods of time.

Overall
The Sheep is absolutely meant to be played in small, 2 or 3 level chunks, and not in an extended playthrough. Bottom line for the content is that if you like puzzle apps, you will enjoy the Sheeps.

AppSafari Rating: 4/5

This 3rd Party App is available at the Apple iTunes AppStore. Browse the full list of all AppStore apps filed under the AppStore category.

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Price: $0.99
Developer: Ivan Starchenkov
Version: 1.0.4
Size: 39.43 MB
AppSafari review of the Sheeps was written by on January 11th, 2012 and categorized under App Store, Featured, Fun, iPad apps, Puzzler, Universal. Page viewed 4060 times, 1 so far today. Need help on using these apps? Please read the Help Page.

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3 Reviews on “the Sheeps”

  1. 1
    Rouh Rammal says:

    Very nice I like it …:)

  2. 2
    Sophia says:

    The game is not the most fun game I played on iPhone but still fun. I still would not recommend solely because of the reason they want you to BUY hints. I already paid to get the game, which is of course fine. But why would I pay for hints? I’ve never seen anything like that from similar games like Angry Birds. Make the game available in the app store for 2$ including the hints and not look like you’re wanting money you don’t deserve.

  3. 3
    George says:

    This is a clone of Home Sheep Home 1 + 2. Why don’t you review the original and check what you are doing? This is bad for game makers and game players everywhere!

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