Super Falling Fred Review

Super Falling Fred Review

Dec 20, 2012

Some people are good at doing dumb things. This perfectly describes Fred. His skill is falling. A lot of games out there that are about running fast and attacking their avoiding enemies and objects. Super Falling Fred is kinda like that except the objects need to be avoided while falling. Pretty fun huh?

Super Falling Fred uses the motion sensor inside the Android phone or tablet to maneuver Fred while he falls. The movement takes a little bit of getting used to. It’s not like controlling a character who’s running and jumping, it is simply guiding his drift. Initially Fred is falling down what appears to be a ventilation shaft. Some obstacles to avoid include pipes, fans, along with spots where there are reinforcements in the shaft making it smaller.

Along the way, there are many power ups. Some of the power ups are spelling out Fred’s name by capturing individual letters, hourglasses which slow Fred’s fall, skullies which can be used as currency and numerous other icons which speed Fred up. As Fred is falling, special care needs to be taken to avoid hitting his head. If he gets hit a bunch of times in his head, he’s too beat, passes out and falls right to the bottom. When Fred smacks his leg or arm on something, they can be taken right off but the game will still continue.

Scullies can be bought using the in-game purchasing system as well as some freebies gained by linking up a Twitter and/or Facebook account. Going to the store with a few skullies to spend, try out a new character. Currently there are 11 characters to purchase and hurl down large ventilation shafts. Also in the store are upgrades such as health and slow motion. In the power up section items such as shields and Lucky charms are available to help Fred along his quest at falling as long as humanly possible.

Super Falling Fred Review Rundown

10
Graphics/Sound - The cartoony blood and gore is pretty good. Also I thought the stories and headlines in the newspaper were pretty funny.
9
Controls - The controls took a little bit of getting used to. it's definitely a game where you need to make early decisions on where to steer Fred. There aren't quick movements in this game.
9
Gameplay - I didn't really run into any complications playing Super Falling Fred. Everything ran smoothly and works really well.
9
Replay Value - Super Falling Fred is a very replayable game because it's fun to see how far you can make Fred fall.
9.25
Overall - Super Falling Fred is a super fun game that's great for killing some time.

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