Granny Smith Review

Granny Smith Review

Oct 9, 2012

Granny Smith is a spry old woman. First of all, there aren’t to many chances in life to see old ladies on rollerskates chasing apple thieves. The goal of the game is to get apples before the thief does. Along the way there are also coins to collect. collecting the coins will pay for upgrades like different characters and power ups. Power ups are weapons to help keep the thief from getting the apples before granny does.

The upgrades consist of a banana peel, a helmet and a baseball. The helmet helps when grannies landing is not quite right. When Granny doesn’t land quite right she loses all the coins she’s picked up along the way. When she is wearing the helmet and lands funny, she keeps the coins. The banana peel helps when grannies ahead of the thief to slow him down. The baseball helps when the thief is ahead of granny.

Granny Smith starts out by simply chasing the thief. Using the two buttons, one being her cane and the other being a jump button, if Granny does not get ahead of the thief he will get all of the apples. Holding the jump button down longer will make Granny flip. There’s some larger jumps where flipping is okay otherwise shorter jumps she landed on her face or back.

Progressing through the levels, Granny will need to be a little more skillful. She will need to start using her cane more. She starts to use her cane as a tool. The wires above her head will be used like a zip line. Some parts of the game require players to use this zip line while in other parts, the zip line speeds up her travels.

Unlocking the characters requires completing a level for unlocking a previously locked character. The levels can be played over and over until she gets all three of apples before the pudgy little thief.

Granny Smith Review Rundown

Graphics/Sound - I like the graphics. They are clean and fun.
Controls - The controls took a minute to get the hang of. After playing the first level couple times the physics of the game are easy to figure out.
Gameplay - Granny Smith is a pretty original game. The acrobatic old woman is pretty fun character to play as.
Replay Value - I can see myself playing this game over and over because it is a little bit different and really fun.
Overall - Granny Smith is a fun game letting you be the crotchety old lady getting revenge on the young punk trying to steal her apples.

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